June 15th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

The Anesthesiology Consult

I gave him the medical.txt and we went over that and the things that have happened to me with anesthesia before and he decided that I need to have the endometrial biopsy in the hospital instead of Kaiser's out-patient surgery center "so if something goes wrong, you're already there." I'm not thrilled that he thinks I'm more likely to have something go wrong, but it is why I insisted on the consult. So one of the other appointments this week is cancelled and since the consult turned out to have no copay, I have $20 extra dollars to roll over to next week's appointments.

The scheduler says the earliest she has for the OB/GYN is 7/20, and I gave her the days Janet can't drive, and she'll get back to me.

I'm having a lot of trouble getting the daily stuff done because being short of breath exhausts me. I'm having to nap some, too. I hope this gets better.

I got a thank you note for the high school graduation present I sent my nephew (4G thumbdrive with Cory's Little Brother on it), but it was written by my sister-in-law (he's 18, what are they teaching him in that Christian school?), a third of it was about her, and the card was for a baby shower (teddy bears and baby toys on the front). And I still don't know what he's doing next.
20111112, Marilee

Beach Companion

This is not the kind of thing I usually do, but I plan to ask it at bookgroup on Saturday and I'd like to hear from you guys, too. Yesterday's WashPost had a special Bookworld section (we don't get them every week anymore) and they had a couple pages where authors said what character they'd like to go to the beach with and why. The only SFF author was Diana Gabaldon and she wanted Stephen Maturin.

I'd like to go with Menolly from Pern because the firelizards could snuggle into the sand when they weren't getting us things, and we could talk about weird genetics. I wanted to be Menolly when I was much younger; these days I admire Cordelia (Vorkosigan), but I think Menolly would be more fun at the beach.

What character would you like to take to the beach with you?