Good morning one and all from Room 817 at Tucson Medical Center where a new star in the world of high fashion has been spotted modeling the latest in a black camo bikini.
Thank you, Mark Portrait, for making us laugh when this gift arrived a short time ago.
Jim is doing okay, but very tired. Anyone who knows the hospital drill understands that sleep is hard to come by, especially in the first few days after a big surgery. Today, we hope he will be able to get out of bed and into a chair. Getting up and about will help get his guts start working again, but in the three-ring medical circus, there are many moments of hurry up and wait, yes, no, stop, go annoying-as-hell crapola.
Like many sprawling medical centers, this one has its weird, older funky buildings and its shiny slick new towers. The only decent coffee is at the opposite end of the hospital from Jim’s room so I am getting some walking miles in to get espresso. Patient rooms are clustered around small courtyards. Jim has a nice window view of cacti, an olive tree and a mother dove on her nest. He has named his bird friend Marian, after my mother. In 2012 my Mom spent eleven nights at my hospital bedside while I took my turn in surgical hell. We appreciate Marian Bird’s watchful eye when I am not around.
Meet Ms. Marian Bird.