The Waiting Game

Last modified on April 23rd, 2007

As of this moment, I am officially “on call” for my next surgery at St. Paul’s hospital. I was hoping that I would have gotten the call on Sunday night for a Monday morning surgery (I just want it over with), but unfortunately I still haven’t had the call yet. I won’t be able to eat for twelve hours prior, so I’m pretty much guaranteed to get at least that much notice. It would be nice if they could give more notice than that, but apparently the hospitals are rather busy, and it’s difficult to book them in advance.

Photo by jekemp on Flickr (click photo to view)

My dad has a change of clothes in his truck waiting for the moment I know. I’m not really supposed to be alone for the first day or so just in case something goes wrong, so my dad is going to come spend a day here looking out for me while I most likely sleep the days away.

I’m actually more nervous this time for the surgery, probably because I know full well what to expect, and what the recovery involves. For a recap of the whole experience, you can check out the entry from the initial injury or the entry immediately after coming out of my last surgery. I imagine this one will be rather similar, except of course they will first be removing the implant under my eye before starting any other work.

I will be at home for at least a week after my surgery, healing, watching movies, and probably doing a little work on my blog. If anyone has any movie or book suggestions, just drop me a line.

4 responses to “The Waiting Game”

  1. Beth says:

    I just finished reading Sophie’s World… if you are interested in philosophy, it’s a good one. Unfortunately, it’s not available at any Chapters in the Lower Mainland (at least it wasn’t a couple of weeks ago when I wanted to buy it), but I ordered it online and it arrived pretty quickly.

  2. Kristel says:

    For books, I suggest “Memories of My Melancholy Whores” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Movie — “The Bicycle Thief”

    Those are my faves, at least.

  3. John says:

    If you haven’t ready any of the Chuck Palahniuk books, there are some gems in there. Fight Club being his most famous, but not necessarily my favorite. Try out Choke, Diary or Lullaby.

  4. Keira says:

    I hope that it comes soon for you, my friend.

    I just noticed that you have your picture in the address bar. That’s funny. I laughed. Because it was funny. I laugh when things are funny.

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