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A Devotional Shared

By Scot Pollok on

Last year I stumbled upon a daily devotional by the TrueFace Team out of Arizona. It's called "Trust for Today." I consider one of the authors a new friend.  I'll be frank, I've not typically been a big fan of devotionals personally. Now I'm not against them at all. They have their place...

The Waiting Room

By Scot Pollok on

1:00PM. I've had my share of time in hospital waiting rooms. Not more than everyone, to be sure, but I've logged some hours. At first, I hated them. While I've not one to be physically overwhelmed with worry in a place like this, I still didn't like them. Who does? But I have now come to see...

Flat in Recovery

By Scot Pollok on

4:15PM. After waiting for far too long, I asked a kind lady at the information desk for news on Liza. She made some phone calls and then, to my great surprise, said that I could go back and see her, but only for 5 to 10 minutes. Since that didn't happen last time, I hurriedly gathered my stuff...

Back at our Hotel

By Scot Pollok on

8:45PM.  We left here at 7:45AM and checked in at the hospital at 7:55. We left the hospital just after 8:00PM and I got Liza settled back in bed at 8:15. That's a very long day for my bride, and I am even more convinced that my previous summaries did not accurately describe her...

She just walked down the hall with Grace

By Scot Pollok on

8:55AM.  It may be a small thing, but probably not. The nurse that came to collect Liza from the 8th floor waiting room was so gentle and kind. Her name is Grace. Within a few seconds Liza was walking down the long hall. After a de-masking kiss, I watched her the whole way.  We were...

Typical but Small Setback

By Scot Pollok on

10:40AM. The nurses and doctors are having a hard time finding a good vein on Liza. They tried three times in the pre-op area (Liza has her phone and has been texting me). At that point, they stopped and called for an ultrasound to help. Some hospitals have rules on the number of IV attempts by...

Lazy Tuesday

By Scot Pollok on

Our plan for today is simple and beautiful. Spend time together and just rest. Since the hospital has nothing for us today (our COVID test had to be done yesterday and the blood patch happens tomorrow), we are just here.  So we slept in and I ran a sortie and grabbed some coffee for the...

Back in Beverly Hills

By Scot Pollok on

This title sounds a bit like a bad Hollywood sequel from the 1980’s. But, alas, it’s accurate. After almost two months, we are back for a second run at a blood patch to solve Liza’s CSF leaks/accumulations/attenuations which is our best chance of solving her intense and...

A Complete Yet Concise Catch-Up

By Scot Pollok on

It's been a long while since our first visit to LA. I haven't written much since then. Yet in the intervening two months between LA blood patch #1 and LA blood patch #2 (happening this Wednesday), much has happened. And when I say “much,” I mean both “a lot” and...

COVID Test #2

By Scot Pollok on

It took all of 4 minutes for the entire process - less time than the drive thru lane at Chic Fil-A.  Perhaps because she had already experienced it once and knew what to expect, this one didn't seem quite as bad. But from my view, it looked terrible. The probe had to be eighteen inches...

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