Thursday, August 9, 2018
I'm typing this message out with a laptop I shouldn't have in the hospital room so this will be brief. My ability to do a little work while recovering is yet another benefit of being extremely polite to the nursing staff and having a son who can crack encryption codes for wireless networks.
The recovery timeline is 2-3 weeks some of which will be in the penal facility know as Johns Hopkins hospital and the rest at home. Rest assured I am scheming on how to get an early work-release but prospects are doubtful. I do get treated pretty well here since my wife's on the faculty and everyone seems to be terrified of her. I know the feeling. But they seem to be terrified in a good way as the nursing staff adores her. Lets just hope one of the nurses doesn't come the the rightful conclusion MB can do better than me and take matters into her own hands.....
Hopefully I can havesome fun like my last stay in April when some of MB's residents came up my room and asked me how to get on her good side. I had to two ethical consultants at the time, one dressed in white on my right shoulder telling me to advise them to work hard and be good students, blah, blah, blah. The other advisor was dressed in red and had much more interesting advice which I followed. I told them - get her white chocolate, she loves that stuff. Off they went feeling like their prayers had been answered. About a week later MB came into the room and complained about "why the hell were people getting me that awful white chocolate crap? - I have to eat some of it with them and it's just atrocious."
I started to feel a lot better then - see laughter is the best medicine!