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Christmas

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Why am I doing this?

Why on the weekend before Christmas have I barely begun my shopping? Because I spent most of last week not in stores but stuck at my computer filling out forms. One was already late: our application for Deane’s ski “lessons.” A year after our winter-that-wasn’t, we are going to put Deane’s reconstructed hip to the … Continue reading

Birthday surprise

The list goes on and on: the musical letter matching pad, the remote-control Brio train; the DVD complete with dance pad; the 18” remote-control robot that danced, burped and farted; the glowing, spinning sphere controlled by an iPad. We even wrapped up the Wii console and gave it to him (not that the rest of … Continue reading

The stockings are …

My son got transferred to a rehabilitation hospital today – two weeks less a day after his hip surgery. I wrote in my last post that this would be a great Christmas present. After another rough night, the nurse came in at 6:30 and said she was going ot take out Deane’s IV because the … Continue reading

Day of rest

It was quiet day after a frustratingly restless night. Some wonderful pre-Christmas visits from friends and family helped pass the time in an increasingly empty wing of the hospital. The word from the staff here is that we are a go to transfer tomorrow, but there seems to be some confusion about whether the transfer … Continue reading

A different perspective

“What about Christmas?” That was the immediate reaction from my nine-year-old daughter when I announced at the dinner table that Deane was going to have his hip surgery in mid-December. “Does that mean were not going to have our Christmas party?” Well… My husband and I went into reassurance mode. We will work it out. … Continue reading