I brought my laptop with me when I came to spend some time with my sister in the hospital, figuring to play some big band music I'd put on a CD for her. Imagine my delight when I realized I had Internet access here! I created a station on Pandora which I named "Bing Crosby Radio" and added Glenn Miller and similar names to the roster. As I type this, I'm hearing Bing Crosby sing "On The Sunny Side of the Street". Maxine isn't hearing much, because she's taking a nap in the chair.
She's eating adequate meals; this morning she was able to stand at the sink and brush her teeth. So far, so good.
So when she's taking her little naps (usually right after her dose of pain-killer) I've been educating myself on polyps. I've learned that the procedure she had is called a laparotomy. I've been instructed on these websites that anyone who has a family member with a history of polyps (that would be my sister) or a family history of colon cancer (one of my dad's brothers) should start having colonoscopies at age forty. Hmmm, I'm twenty-four years late. But as soon as we get Maxine home (four to seven days after surgery), I'm scheduling my first colonoscopy. Once that's over, I'll schedule one for Cliff. Our doctors have been telling us for some time we should do this, but it's taken this little adventure to really push me into action.
So, that's what's up with me and my sister.