Novelty T-Shirts and Why I Love Them

A great/possibly the best thing about being confined to a hospital unit (for seven months, as of yesterday 😐) is feeling justified in wearing whatever the h-e-double-hockey-sticks I so desire. As it turns out, what I so desire, at least 90% of the time, are sweatpants paired with a novelty T-shirt. I’m well aware that … Continue reading Novelty T-Shirts and Why I Love Them

Ninth Wedding Anniversary: A PDA (Sorry, Husband)

New visitors policies for this hospital system were recently announced. I was told yesterday that under the updated guidelines, my husband can now be classified as an "Essential Care Partner" and visit me twice a week for two hours at a go. My nurse was fantastic about getting the requisite paperwork filled out so that … Continue reading Ninth Wedding Anniversary: A PDA (Sorry, Husband)

Six Months, and All I Have to Show for Them Is Significant Progress and a Cheesy Paint by Numbers

While eating the second avocado of my breakfast this morning, I realized that today is the six-month mark of this hospitalization. Six months. That's ... a significant amount of time. Seriously. So much has changed outside these walls since I got here: seasons have passed, a pandemic has begun, major change is taking place in … Continue reading Six Months, and All I Have to Show for Them Is Significant Progress and a Cheesy Paint by Numbers