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Four Years Old With An Extraordinary Story To Tell . . . Later

 This photo shows Colin Burpo (with his parents) when he was a bit older than when he had a double surgery.

We pick up the story Colin Burpo when he was approaching four years of age.  1,068 more words

Planning A Stay in Hospital?

The British Heart Foundation has some advice about what to pack in the event that you require a stay in the hospital and hints like these are always useful. 9 more words

General Information

What it Feels Like to Have Surgery on a Calcaneus Bone Fracture

All three of my surgeries have been completed now with generally good success but not without challenges to pain management. The goal at this stage is to reduce pain but to also get to a point where I can go home without any dependence on IV medication but with reasonable levels of oral medication. 224 more words

Hospital Stay

Simple reminders from my unexpected hospital stay.

Sometimes it takes something hard and scary, interrupting the middle of an ordinary life, to remind us of simple truths tucked deep in the back of our minds. 619 more words

Body + Soul

5 Things I Learned Living in a Hospital Bed for a Month

  1. Going to the bathroom can be hard. I can’t speak for women but for me nothing came easy. Practice helped but there is no good position that one can get into that will always work for you when both your legs are broken and you must always be lying flat.
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Hospital Stay

The Healing Power of Comfort

My gut clenched as I stepped through the sliding doors under the bright Emergency Room sign. “My husband was brought here by ambulance; can you tell me where he is?” I hurried down the maze of hallways and curtained rooms, trying in vain to breathe some calm into my anxious body. 753 more words

Day To Day

It Takes a Village

After four nights in a hospital, tonight my mom is sleeping in her own bed. Today was a pretty challenging day for both of us, and I’m glad it’s over. 633 more words