Can't Sleep

It's 11:03 PM and I can't sleep because I've been sleeping all day. Last night I woke up about 2am with a 102 degree fever and some pain in my belly. Today I made a pre-emptive doctor's appointment, and then spent the better part of the day having my blood drawn and having yet another CT scan with contrast. It's sick, but I think I might be starting to enjoy that stuff. Today's flavor was Berry Smoothie that I affectionately referred to as "Barium Berry". Lord knows where they harvest Barium Berries, but this batch came from Canada.

So my surgeon and my doctor's Nurse Practitioner examined the scan, and it was determined that I need to have a surgical tube and drain put back in to relieve a pocket of infectious fluid that is inflaming the surrounding area. Joy upon joys. Once again, riding my bike, swimming and doing any physical labor are now off limits. Plus, I need to be ever-vigilant of evil doorknobs once again.

Tomorrow I get to visit the Short Stay unit at Deaconness (ain't it a small world) and have the drain put in as an outpatient. It's weird that it is at Deaconness, because I now know what reports I will show up on. Hopefully I can return to work next week, I don't want them to see me as a health liability.

So that's what's going on in my world tonight. I think I'll unwind a bit with a little bubble-wrap popping at: