Monday, November 24, 2014

Bologna for Breakfast and Other Weird Hospital Things


At the hospital, its okay to not wear a bra. Or underwear. But if you do wear underwear it's definitely okay to wear ones that say "I love you". Thanks a lot David. We shared a nice laugh over that. At least those surgeons will know they are loved.

I'm in a weird cast and I dont have crutches. But I still have to use the bathroom. That should paint a picture enough. Truth is though, I have a wheelchair but i dont know how to use the brakes. So you can imagine how well that goes since i cant put pressure on my foot and ive got to get out of bed, into the chair and onto the toilet.

The good thing about German hospital care is they are very hands off. I am not attached to anything. Or anyone really. So David kidnapped me today and we took a stroll outside the hospital with our borrowed wheelchair. He took me in the sand of the kids playground and through the revolving doors in the hospital, rather quickly. At one point he would only do 90 degree turns. It was embarrassing only when he almost ran into someone.

Now I'm not sure if its Germany or if I'm hallucinating but I'm pretty sure bologna and a pickle for dinner is weird. Lunch must be the big thing here because it's the only meal that is warm and substantial. Breakfast is bread and more bread and maybe some more bologna. Lunch is usually really yummy and dinner is weird. I wish i could post pictures (no wifi either). It was 4 slices of various bologna meat. What do they call that here? A pickle, yogurt, 2 slices of rye bread and tea. True statement. David's been smuggling in delicious food for me.

I know it seems like I'm complaining, but I'm not. No i really am. However, it is not as bad as the horror stories you hear on the Graf/Vilseck Army Wives page. Weiden Hospital is a fine place to be treated for emergency care. Really. I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else.

Also, tonight is the first night I have had a nurse who speaks great English. As in, he gets humor and implied humor. Its so amazing and i immediately have felt better. I know what they are injecting into my stomach and i know what theyre telling me to drink and i even know what visiting hours are now! Its only been 3 days. Lol.

The doctors came and talked to me and they too spoke English. I am having surgery tomorrow and I have 3 breaks. Theres even a name for it but I cant remember what it is. They are going to attempt to fix it without a rod so that I will be mobile and in a walking cast after 2 weeks. They will stich my ligaments and things back together. If they do place a rod, I will have to stay off of it for 6 weeks. The chief of surgery is doing my operation. Its a real life version of Grey's Anatomy!

So that's all. Im roommate less for now and im thankful for that too. Im even tired so I'm going to attempt some sleep before the big day! Woot!

2 Opinion/Thoughts/Corrections from you:

  1. Wow. I sure do love you! Hospitals are never fun, and to be out of the country and in pain, well, that is a whole other set of feelings. You are doing amazing and I hope David finds some other person in a wheelchair to race you with. Let the games begin!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that is so so so crazy and painful and ridiculous!!! I hope they can get the surgery done without the rod and that David will be able to keep smuggling you good food. You guys have so many adventures but um, maybe in the future they could involve fewer broken bones and ligaments and things?? <3

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