The Duchess and I are profoundly touched by and grateful for the many gracious, sympathetic responses to my recent health troubles that necessitated in-hospital treatment. This experience did provide a couple of healthcare tips, which I now share with readers:
Healthcare Tip #1: If you anticipate a medical crisis that will require a 911 admission to a major medical center, say, for example, Duke University Hospital in North Carolina, via the Emergency Department, it would be best — trust me on this — to somehow schedule said crisis for any time other than a cold Saturday evening during an infectious disease pandemic.
Healthcare Tip #2: If you foresee a medical crisis that may require hospitalization, it would be best to choose an outstanding medical center, say, for example, Duke University Hospital in North Carolina, with an incredibly kind, caring, gracious, and skillful nursing staff.)
In any case, I have now been discharged to convalesce at home. While not my most significant problem, exhaustion, caused in unknown proportions by the underlying disease, its treatment, and the hospitalization itself, is assuredly the most acute. Any future posting depends on the rate of my recovery and my energy levels;
Finally, I am – once again – astonished by and thankful for the ministrations of The Duchess aka Penny Showalter. It will surprise no one who knows her that she has been superlative in caring for me and organizing my life. She is a gem.
Credit Due Department: Photo of Duke University Hospital Emergency and Trauma Center by Ildar Sagdejev (Specious) – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia.