Tuesday, 5/22/18


Back at Dr. Spiegel’s office to, hopefully, remove the remaining two drains on either side of my rib cage. They have become so cumbersome and uncomfortable. I’ve been sleeping flat on my back for almost three weeks and, if you’ve ever tried such a stunt, it’ll make you grumpy. The good thing is that the fluids have reduced significantly and this little fact should seal the deal. Out with their invasive selves!!

The other issue of slightly higher significance is an area on the left side incision that seemed concerning to the PA last week. With constant cleaning, applying of Neosporin, gauze strips and a daily zinc supplement, I am hoping she is satisfied with the progress. Otherwise, I will need additional surgery within a week. Approaching this with high hopes!

Little side note: getting rid of this 24/7 surgical compression bra with Velcro would be a nice touch.

OK, and we wait…


Drains are out!! Incision looking better, but one more follow up this Friday to be sure.

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Christine Cadiz

Houston-based writer making contributions through truth- and story-telling. Sometimes dark, often insubordinate, and always raw, a balance is struck in each conclusion that evokes a sense of resolve to the absurd drama so intricately woven into our human experience. You will find short stories sometimes based in truth, true stories sometimes based in harsh reality, musings that may strike a nerve, writing prompts just for fun, and a novel or two in the works. Welcome, and thank you for reading. Christine Cadiz was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1964. She was a kid in the Florida Keys and an adult in Miami. She's been writing since she was nine-years-old and was a Journalism major before leaving college to work. Christine worked in marketing and advertising for seventeen years. She stayed in Florida for forty-three years before relocating to North Carolina and then Texas with her family. She has three daughters and currently resides in Houston.

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