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Update on Pain Pump

At my appointment last week with my Pain Specialist, I found out that all had been approved…ready for the next step…the actual pain pump surgery! So I have been anxiously awaiting for the scheduler to call me.

This evening I got the call!  I am to go in for some labs (no fasting required)…and am scheduled for next Wednesday!  The time and further details to come via the nurse who will follow up with me between now and Tuesday.

Since today was a busy day, I will rest tomorrow and go in for labs on Thursday morning.  That will give plenty of time for the labs to be reviewed and to make sure that there is absolutely no reason to delay the surgery.

I do know that this will be an outpatient procedure…should be 4-5 hours…then able to come home.

Will post more once I speak with the nurse…and of course will discuss my experience with the actual procedure and the process to dial in the medication!

For now?  I am just in awe…amazed at how fast all is now moving!!!!

The Wonders of Technology!!!

It is amazing to me that what I write on my Blog is read by anyone….anywhere….all OVER the world!!!  WOW!!!Place into perspective……I was one of the first in my class to be allowed to have the opportunity to have computers!  First EVER in our Middle School….few will remember the TRS 80!  Where we recorded our initials to a cassette tape!  YES!  This is true!

This was the beginning!  We take SO much for granted now!  I mean….the progression….5″ floppy drives…..then the actual 3″ disk drives!  Not to mention the fact that hard drives when from 20 MG to now 1 G!!!!

It is exactly like when I told my baby brother that music was recorded on records!  He didn’t know what vinyl was!  I grew up with vinyl records!  Yes!!!! I am NOT ashamed of that!  LOL

I had 68’s and 72’s!  (Do you know what that means????)

I loved listening to my “vinyl” records!  Yet…by the time my baby brother and sister were born….they had NO idea!

They did not know that 5″ disks…let alone anything other than a 3″ disk existed.  Even that did not last long!

I sit here….amazed at how fast technology has changed…..think of it…..in the 1960s….a super computer would take up an entire floor…..now we take for granted that a 1 terabyte drive will easily sit on our desk!

CRAZY!

I am thankful for the progress……don’t take me wrong…..it just means….that we have VERY different perspectives!  For instance….my youngest brother has no idea about “vinyl”…when it comes to music….

Yet….I remember vinyl…..8-track tape….cassette…..CD!

Think about it…..our children will really have NO idea what it is like to actually have to do everything on their own….they will have NO idea of all the historical steps that took place in order to get us to this place….to where we come to expect HDTV everywhere….to expect streaming video….to have this craziness…..which is now considered normal!

How do we prepare our children…..in this current world….that videos……video games….etc. are the norm…….for the past?

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