I Am Donna’s Colon

And I am very sick.

I kind of know what a healthy colon looks like and now I know what one with uclerative colitis looks like.

After two weeks of trying to make it better at home using the various meds prescribed by our GP, and after a colonoscopy this afternoon, Donna was admitted to the hospital where she could get some stronger stuff via IV. Now via hindsight (which is always 20/20) we probably should have should taken the Doctor up on his offer to be admitted last weekend. And had it been presented as more of a request to stay, not a coin toss decision, we probably would have taken him up on it, instead we picked the option where you go home.

Started up, still up.
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It Is Definitely Not High Speed

But at least it is wireless and free, so blogging from the hospital room is a hit and miss affair.

I know I really shouldn’t complain about the weather considering what the folks in the mid-atlantic and northeast are dealing with, but I’m going to anyway. Yesterday on the way home from I got the top down for the first time in probably 2 weeks and today there was no chance of that as winter made a come back. Temps in the 20’s in the morning climbing only into the forties with a 20 MPH wind. There was even a whisper of snow showers for Friday…

Started up, went down, back up, still up.
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Morning After

Can you spot the Miata in this picture?

About 4 inches of the fluffy white stuff fell overnight. Here at the hospital the power went off and back on about three times between 7 – 7:30PM and then once again around 10. We could tell when the on/offs happened because the lights would blink while emergency generator kicked on and the TV would go off and not come back on. I talked to my neighbor today and that mirrored his power outages exactly only his lasted a little longer with the 10:00PM one lasting a little over an hour.

Started up, still up.
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Time Flies

Donna came home from the hospital on Thursday afternoon and her sister showed up later that night for a weeks visit. Because Sandy was here to look after her I actually got to go to work on Friday for the whole day, even did some productive work. After work the temperature was close enough to 60 that I rode home with the top down.

Squeezing in productive sleep has been tricky though, so late night I went to bed at 9:30 and left Donna on the couch “watching” the Olympics. I slept until 2:30 when I woke up and could hear her futzing around. I talked her into coming to bed but lasted barely an hour or two before she had to get up. We tried laying on the couch, but couldn’t go back to sleep, so I made her a bowl of grits. Ten minutes after finishing it she fell asleep on the couch.

Some of the MMC might come over and visit this morning in place of the club’s usual monthly breakfast and after that she and her sister will go out shopping some and my plan is to put the tarp back up over the “carport” that the snow knocked down.

Started up, went down, still down.
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Ip Odd

In a 2006 episode of House MD, John Larroquette is woken from a 10 year coma in hopes to provide a clue as how to cure his son from the same fate. Somewhere along the line he notices a small electronic device and holds it up asking, “What’s this? It says ‘ip odd’?”

Ip Odd is definitely what I’m calling our new 8 Gig Nano. Having decided that these little gizmos are here to stay we opted to plunk down the serious change required to buy an Apple product.

After unpacking our shiny new toy, the second order of business (right after charging the battery) was to find something to load music to it without having to use iTunes since all my music will be from my private collection, CopyTrans Manager to the rescue.

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