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Wednesday Scopes and Needles

By Scot Pollok on

12:28PM Wednesday - Another late post for the morning. I've hesitated pulling out my laptop as we are waiting on the anesthesia team to roll in and get Liza any minute. I'm sure it'll happen now that I'm writing. More on that in a bit.  This morning, Liza left a voice message for me about...

Chronic Courage

By Scot Pollok on

Some more personal thoughts.  I believe in sin. I see it in my life and in the world. I see its footprints and consequences everywhere. On the street, in faces, on the news, in the mirror. I believe pain is a child of sin. All kinds of pain: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. There...

Tuesday Tears

By Scot Pollok on

1:59PM Tuesday - The typical late morning post has turned into an afternoon post today. Liza's trying to get some sleep now, so I'll write as quietly as I can. Several things have happened today. (By the way, September is National Chiari Awareness month and the Chiari color is purple.) First of...

Last Day of August - 6th Day in Hospital

By Scot Pollok on

12:02PM Monday - I am so happy to report that last night - Liza's fifth night in hospital - was much better than the previous. Nurse Numrata was "amazing" according to Liza. There are still a lot of interruptions in the night-shift of a hospital, but Liza got more rest, just peaceful rest, and...

Eventful-Non-Eventful Monday

By Scot Pollok on

3:47PM Monday - Just in the last hour a lot of things have happened. First, Nurse Angelica mixed up a very large - hilariously large - colon drink specifically engineered to empty out colonoscopy patients. It's been sitting here on the bed tray smiling at us for a little while, waiting on a...

An Exciting Ear Investigation + UPDATE

By Scot Pollok on

5:44PM Monday - Okay need some prayers for a very specific thing. Liza's been having issues with significant pressure in her right ear since just after the last surgery - about three years ago. Not many folks have taken the time to investigate this. We went to a local ENT in The Woodlands in...

The Sunday Special

By Scot Pollok on

12:40PM Sunday - In the few hours I've been here this morning, many things have happened. Sunday is supposed to be slow - even Nurse Angelica, who is back with us today, said so. But today hasn't been slow.  First, I woke up and packed up a list of things to bring from the hotel, including...

The Sunday Special Update

By Scot Pollok on

1:31PM Sunday - Dr. Ali just called the room phone and checked in with Liza. I handed the phone to her and they talked together. The back of her head still feels much better which means that pain is nerve related. This is the "diagnostic" part I suppose. The continuing pain at the crown of her...

Fresh Sheets and Towels

By Scot Pollok on

8:15PM Sunday - For Liza, there has been a price to pay for almost any upright movement - for six months. Since the February CT myelogram that caused the original "leak" and spinal headache, most simple things are quite difficult. Tonight, knowing the price, Liza wanted to take a shower, having...

Saturday Updates and Questions

By Scot Pollok on

10:50AM Saturday - I arrived this morning to a teary-eyed Liza. While her night wasn't as bad as the hellish first night here, she did have a rough one. "It's just my head" she said, as she holds her forehead and her eyes filled with tears.  The new nurses made up for their less personable...

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