Friday, July 16, 2010

...SIGH...

Greetings from the Stardust Ballroom on the 5th floor in JFK Hospital in scenic downtown Edison, NJ...sigh...

Nope, actually it is the same boring room in various shades of beige and yellow that I always wind up in...sigh...

I guess you can tell I am a little bummed today.

Most of the nurses, pretty or not, treat my stump ("Stumpey" to close friends) like it was a day-old half-price pot roast at Stop & Shop; but my night nurse was so kind and gentle when she changed the dressing that I hardly screamed.

Adding insult to injury, no good drugs this time. Last time I had Morphine, opiate patches, Dilaudid and Oxycodin (party on!). I remember having some awesome hallucinations. My doctor realized it was too much when I kept trying to hang up the remote on the phone receiver after "talking" to my friend, Mr. Mopey. This time since I am not having major surgery, I can only have Percocet. Something like the "M & M'S" of pain drugs.

I passed the criteria qualifying me for my first hyperbaric treatment yesterday and it was weird. Today they cancelled it. So check the schedule if you want to see a near nekkid fat guy in a glass box and stop by!



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12 comments:

nonamedufus said...

Joe, you just don't seem to catch a break my friend. And I'm sure it's no fun spending the summer stuck in the hospital. Sending the most positive of vibes your way.

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! Thanks for checking in with us. We miss you.

Hang in there!

00dozo said...

Hello, Joe. I'm kinda new here -I've been shadowing dufus (he's such a nice guy).

Sorry to hear of your plight, but with your attitude, you should get better in no time!

Take care.

Quirkyloon said...

Ah dagnabbit!

That sucketh majorly! I'm so sorry. (I sure hope you aren't sick of reading that...but gah!)

Truly, I keep you in my prayers all the time and will continue to do so until you are 100%. And I know you will be eventually.

Don't you hate having to be patient? (Pun obviously intended)

*smile*

Sending hugs to you and Mrs. C!

FishHawk said...

Would it make any difference if you could convince your handlers to think of your stump as being a luscious New Jersey pork roll? Yes, I realize that heathens like me would handle such a delight rather roughly, but I would think that the sophisticated people you are now hanging out with would be more respectful. On the other hand, you are still in Jersey...

Don said...

Damn Joe. What next?! Goiter?! Keep wishing luck to you, and hoping the best buddy. Hang in there.

LL said...

Hang in there DOM.

Marilynne said...

Hang in there. We enjoy your posts even if you don't enjoy the reason for them. I hope the hyperbaric treatment works.

LaurAyn said...

Hope you are better soon.

CDO said...

Hang in there -
10-4 Willy

Jen said...

Hang in there Joe.

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