Friday, April 11, 2008

Lock Me Up and Throw Away the Key

Things went well with Vern's surgery at the hospital yesterday. The doctor managed to break off the top of the stone (which is apparently shaped like the state of New York). We have to wait another week to see if that's enough for them to get into the kidney with their tools to remove the stone in large pieces.

Things did not go so well at the hospital with me, however. I'm apparently a big thief.

The surgical waiting room hands out beepers so that family members can travel freely throughout the hospital but still be reached if there is news about their loved ones. I received my beeper and then shoved it in my knitting bag.

It wasn't until later that night when I received a call from the hospital looking for their beeper that I even gave it a second thought.

I have to go back to the hospital today. I'm a little worried about that. We all know how much a hospital charges for something as simple as an aspirin. I'll probably get the death penalty for stealing a beeper.

It might be time to start knitting a pair of these.