Today when Lauren the Loudmouth attempted to terrorize me, I was the victor!
Yes, she shrieked full blast, but I was unperturbed because I had my earplugs in!!! I grinned at her the whole time - much like the Village Idiot - which I think unnerved her. She's clearly used to cringing, startled patients.
My early morning victory was but a sign of good things to come.
At 11:30 a.m. I was officially pronounced a False Alarm and sent along my merry way. And I almost made it out the door but some enterprising nurse recognized me and made me sit down and wait for a wheelchair because, dead or alive, you have to exit on wheels.
This is A Rule.
And now I am at home, still a little weak and fuzzy, but completely clear of any IV-drips.
And I'm looking at everything I need to do and at the collossol mess my roommates created in less than 72 hours, and I'm thinking the hospital wasn't such a bad place to be, after all....