Monday, March 10, 2008

Sleep-good, pee cup engineering-bad

Don't these guys have GREAT HAIR? Maybe I should get my wig styled like them?

I'm in the H again, just had my first spinal tap, and am now being dripped toxic, reproductive system murdering drugs.

Today I took a 3 hour nap before coming in and it really changes how I feel about life--in a good way. I need to remember that. I need to remember that when I feel like death and depression and pain that sleeping is pretty much always the cure. I also need a little cot for my office so I can start taking little naps AT work.

I just started my Adivan drip so I'm not long for this world, but I wanted to say hi!

Also to tell you the latest amusing H story. After my tap they made me lie flat on my back for 4 hours to help my body recalibrate sans 8ccs of spinal fluid. I had pho for dinner. You do the math. That means peeing lying down which is something I haven't done since that one night that I peed on Sarah when I was 20 when we were passed out. Sorry, Sarah. I feel like I've now publicly acknowledged I was the pee-er. That's a story for another time... Anyhoo, the whole experience was bound to end in disaster the minute I saw the woefully inadequate little cup they had in mind. So my pants and panties are around my angles, my new shave job exposed... and nothing. Shy bladder. For 10 minutes. It wanted it to come so bad. And finally victory... all over the bed and me and my nice nurse. But, much like childbirth apparently removes any sense of modesty so too has cancer. People touch me and look at me and put me in funny clothes and today I peed the bed and someone else had to clean it up and I can't say I was even that embarrassed. It was just bad engineering.


rmj said...

will yr wig go to 11?

rmj said...

oh, that was nerdy.

Jessie O said...

awesomely nerdy. my friends and i used to have annual Spinal Tap parties. some people would dress up.

R said...

Luckily, you just so happen to know a bio-medical engineer. Get on it, Trowbridge!

Kevin said...

Damn it, someone already made the 11 joke! You were able to hold out a lot longer before making a Spinal Tap reference than I would have been, were I in your shoes.