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Stage 2 back in CA...but when?

By Scot Pollok on

Okay. So last week, I was away from my family speaking at a family camp that my family usually attends with me. But I ran solo this time and Liza stayed at home, flat and mostly in bed. The kids had some friends over and tried to recreate the camp vibe at our address. In the middle of last week...

First Post-2nd-Blood Patch Infusion and Potential Futures

By Scot Pollok on

The awkwardness of the post title above well reflects the difficulty of returning from such a hard - in many ways traumatic - week for Liza, straight back into a normal pain management infusion, as if nothing intervening had been done. The funny part of Monday was that our infusion-tech-friend...

Home Now on a Short Day

By Scot Pollok on

We are home and settled in. We left the hotel at almost exactly noon. A quick stop for coffee and then off to the airport, a quick 30 minute drive. It was tricky last time finding the right entrance at the small airport we flew out of, and it was equally tricky today. Just bad planning on my...

Saturday and Numbers

By Scot Pollok on

Last night was about the same as the previous two. Liza's headache is a little worse, she thinks. The aching pain and discomfort continue. She is in bed 23.75 hours of the day for the past few days, sitting up occasionally. But the pain and pressure continue. And of course that is the point of a...

Friday

By Scot Pollok on

Night two was a bit better than night one. The pain and aches in Liza's back continues, which is expected. She does not like adjusting positions in the night, it hurts a lot. But we were able to remove the small bandages from her back - take a good look - and replace them with new...

Thursday Morning

By Scot Pollok on

2:10PM. So night one, post triple-targeted-blood patch, was okay. That's the only word that really fits: okay. Liza slept off and on with significant discomfort in the injection sites, but we both made up for the lesser quality of sleep with quantity. At least we tried. She still feels the same...

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...

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