Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Of saints, CT scans, and bright red underwear

Thank you all for your well wishes. Long story short, I had quite a scare and feel blessed to be safe, healthy and back home.

Mr. RK has been a saint taking care of me. I have a few weeks off of work to recover from some health issues that are, blessedly, treatable. He has taken care of the very exhausting (running around to grocery stores, drug stores, follow up  doctor appointments, etc.) to the very disgusting (helping me care for an open wound) to the Donna Reed (doing all of the cooking, cleaning, etc.) He is really the gift of my life.

In the meantime, I must ask: even when I am in crisis, why is my life like a sitcom?

I was in the hospital for several days and among other things, I had to get a CT scan...and going into the scan, right before the medication knocked me out, I thought, "Hmm. I am wearing bright red lace underwear, and all of the doctors can see it!"

Oops.

And mind you, the operating theater looked quite a bit like...Julia Child's test kitchen.

I told one of the doctors this. There was an oven, cupboards, the works...

And speaking of underwear, the gowns at the hospital only came in size XL. I am about a size S or XS, and on top of this I had lost about 20 lbs. in a week (I'm plumping up to normal now, yay), so they caved and let me wear sweats and t-shirts from home that Mr. RK brought me.

So one morning I laid out clean clothes, including bright purple underwear, and one of the specialist doctors just happened to pop by and sit on the couch - right by the underwear. I didn't realize this until after he left. Oops.

At least now I am only flashing people in my own home. 

PS I will visit your blogs as soon as I'm able...pretty tired at the moment, but again, thanks for all of the good thoughts and well wishes, my friends!




19 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm so thankful you are OK! And I imagine most doctors have seen it all - at least you had sexy underwear. :)

G. B. Miller said...

Glad that you're back home in one piece. Looking forward to that razor sharp wit slicing and dicing up the blog world again.

Granny Annie said...

The hospital staff will most likely be whispering about your visit for weeks to come. "Did you see the trollop?"

All hospital gowns are too small for me and when I ask to simply be naked they won't allow it. Why do you get such special treatment???

Soooooooooooooo very glad you are on the mend. xoxo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear you are home and recuperating! Kudos to Mr. RK for his dedication. It's okay if the O.R. looks like a kitchen so long as the surgeon doesn't look like Gordon Ramsay.

NellieVaughn said...

So good to know you are well. I would thank your husband for taking great care for you if I knew him. I know, I'll thank him telepathically. I am sending tons of gratitude now.

NellieVaughn said...

So good to know you are well. I would thank your husband for taking great care for you if I knew him. I know, I'll thank him telepathically. I am sending tons of gratitude now.

NellieVaughn said...

So good to know you are well. I would thank your husband for taking great care for you if I knew him. I know, I'll thank him telepathically. I am sending tons of gratitude now.

Claire said...

Trust you to even have adventures in the hospital, my love! So glad you are better and home. Love you muchly!

Mike_D said...

Love ya!!

Catherine, ex oh mwah! said...

ARGHHHHH fuck. I've been away and I've missed the whole goddamn story. I have a shitload of catch up reading to do.

Glad your OK and got through whatever the hell it is your going through that I missed cause I'm slack as fuck.

The Elephant's Child said...

So happy you are home again.
I adore your pack your own kitty - and mine would certainly comply.
I suspect that your underwear brightened the medicos days - and was a HUGE improvement on the usual hospital attire.
Keep healing. We can (and will) wait for you.

Riot Kitty said...

Lynn: I told my dad the story, and he said, "At least they were clean!" That's some kind of old joke, right?
G: Thank you! And thanks so much for all of the advice and letting me pick your brain about illness.
GA: I live in a very, very fat (and tall, apparently) state. I hope they're talking, it must be more interesting than the average polka dot panties! Thanks for the good wishes :)
D: Oh good Lord, that would have been creepy!
NV: Thanks! Me too!
Claire: I suppose it's unavoidable! And thanks! :)
M: You too!
C: No worries. I haven't been posting so you don't have to catch up here ;) The underwear story is the most recent news I have.
TEC: Thank you! I decided I'll wear some leopard print undies for any follow-up appointments. Everyone deserves some excitement, after all.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Glad to hear you're alive and well! As if those hospital gowns weren't terrible enough, it's even worse when they have the wrong size. It's been a long time, but last time I had to wear one of those, mine was an XL too, or maybe it was an XXXL because it looked like I was wearing a big white tent... that exposed my ass.

(I'm thin, I'd probably wear a small/medium)

Riot Kitty said...

ABFTS: Thanks! Yeah, a tent would be about right. Luckily I didn't have anything hanging out.

Workingdan said...

Glad to see you back and are recovering! I must have missed what was wrong... I don't get out of my own blog too often, much like my real life home. I'm a slacker and I apologize!

Glad Mr RK has been taking good care of you!

Riot Kitty said...

Dan, thanks! And no worries.

Logical Libby said...

I am glad you are feeling better. And I figure as long as underwear have more fabric than holes, all is fair game. Just think of all the gross, worn out granny panties they've seen...

Riot Kitty said...

L: I didn't think about that. Maybe I'll wear a thong to the follow-up appointment ;)

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