Thursday, September 29, 2011

I could kill to get out of here.

I want to be somewhere other than the hospital but there is a complication with my butt.  The new operation I just had is failing again.  So in five weeks I sat up in my chair I've sat up 15 minutes.  I want to scream!  Maybe its my fault,  I  sat up on the clinatron bed two and half weeks in because I had a really bad headache and I was throwing up.  Its only a small opening so maybe it will heal.  Say a prayer for me that this heals up.

This is a mural on the side of the new produce truck.  I love the big bold flowers. I'm starting a new blog when I get out of the hospital completely about the market.  I am going to eat and sight see my way across Pike Place Market.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MMMM Doughtnuts!

I could kill for a Dunkin doughnut.  Dunkin used to be out here.  Krispy Kreme is gross compared to a Dunkin chocolate coconut or a chocolate filled doughnut.  My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said doughnuts. Last year my present was a half dozen doughnuts. Did you know Top Pot was voted top doughnut company in the country and its a Seattle based company. I need to check them out to see if its true.

Why am I musing about doughnuts?  Its because I'm disgusted with hospital food.  I get a menu every morning and I have to choose what is the least gross thing on it for tomorrows meals.  There is always something with gravy or taste less cheese sauce.  The veggies are so over cooked and the potatoes came from dehydrated flakes.  And god for bid you order eggs by the time you get them they are rubbery pebbles.  Once a nurse lifted the lid to my dinner and said, "that looks like shit!"  I once sniffed my dinner and couldn't tell if the smell was from the food or I had shit myself.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Be proactive in your health care!

I'm in Harborview and the doctors really screwed the pooch!  If doctors actually listened to nurses I wouldn't be in the predicament I'm in now.  I was throwing up for three days before somebody finally decided to put me on IV fluids.  By then my kidneys were fucked!  So now I have all these tests and blood draws because they fucked up. When you are extremely dehydrated your kidneys have difficulty filtering out drugs. It makes me wonder if the hospital isn't looking for extra money by making people unnecessary sick.  If you aren't proactive about your health shit like this can happen.

This is another picture of Green Lake at sunset.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunset on Green Lake

I love Green Lake especially in the fall.  I go and have a coffee at Starbucks and then go for a stroll around the lake.  This picture was taken a half hour after sunset.

I still here at Harborview hospital.  I'm having issue with my kidneys but I hope to clear that up tomorrow.

Monday, September 12, 2011


My favorite photographer by far is Rom Van Dongen, he takes flower photography to a new level.  Go to .

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nothing but blue skies from now on!

Its been 2 weeks since I got here and my wound looks really good.  I will hopefully be getting out of the special bed next week, maybe even tomorrow.  I hate being couped up in Harborview.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Hill: Flag on Harborview Hospital

Tomorrow is 9-11 and I'm going have a moment of silence to say a prayer for all who died that day in the twin towers.  Do you remember where you were that day?  I was asleep and was woken by a phone call asking if I was alright.  I'm in Seattle far far away from the disaster.  My British friend who called didn't know that;  I watched the TV all in day shock.  I still have a hard time looking at the photos of 9-11.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pike Place Market: Another Pig

Did you know there is another pig in the market?  This pig is under the market on Western Ave.

}'m okay!  The doctor came in early this morning and says "I have good news you don't have MRSA in your bones."  I have it in my tissue but that's easily treatable.  And I'm still healing really fast; so yeah!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pike Place Market:: Sunflowers

There are flowers everywhere in the market and the bouquets are stunning.  Every new season comes a new flower, dried flowers in winter, tulips in spring, dahlias in summer and sunflowers in fall.  They also sell flowers singly so you can make your own arrangements.

I'm fine, bored but fine.  I've been here a little more than a week and I'm looking forward to the day I can sit in my chair again. Eating while laying flat has been a challenge, my bed is full of crumbs every night.  The doctor still thinks I may have MRSA again, lets pray I don't.

Pike Place Market: Lock of Love

I found this lock in the market and it reminded me of a picture I saw in a book.  In I think Estonia there's a bridge that all couples put a padlock on before marriage.  The padlock has their names engraved on it and it proclaims their undying love.  How Romantic to see a bridge with thousands of padlock hanging from it.

I'm okay, healing really fast.  Unfortunately it will be weeks before I get out of here! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Needle at Dusk

This was taken from the roof of my friend's condo on Capital Hill.  Its a shame that a new building blocks the view.  The best views of Seattle are from Kerry Park, from a boat in front of Myrtle-Edwards Park or from Harvard street.  Harvard is in Capital Hill and its the street that runs along the freeway.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Peas and Mystery Meat

The food is less than stellar here at Harborview.  You know the food is bad when a nurse tells you your dinner looks like shit.  I came prepared this time with coffee, fiber bars, nuts, popcorn and chocolate.  What I really want now is a icy cold diet Coke.  Dinner selections always include something smothered in gravy. And the gravy is flavorless

All is well though, my butt is healing nicely.  Tomorrow will be will end my first full week here.  I have another two weeks before I get out of the clinatron bed.  The clinatron is sort of a air mattress and it puts no pressure on my body.  No pressure gives my body to heal.  My bed has become my office. kitchen. bedroom and unfortunately my bathroom.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

isn't it touching?

I saw this in a pioneer square alley.  I've made lots of greeting cards with it.

I'm still here in Harborview, but in a different room.  I got moved to the burn patients ward.  And I bring you news about my recovery. The good news is that my butt is healing fast.  The bad news I might have MRSA again.  I'm going to pray to what ever deity will listen that I don't.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Funny Shit!

Who would think a neon pink fuck you written on a green wall could be art.  Building was on 59th ave and Roosevelt, but has since been torn down and turned into condos.  People write the funniest shit!  I have four other fuck you photos and one eat my ass photo.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Harborview Blues

I'm still in Harborview and will be for about six weeks.  Most of that time I'm flat on my back.  I have a good feeling this operation is going to work.  My first go around with flap surgery failed in first week.  Flap surgery is like patching a hole in the wall, first you clean out and smooth the hole then you fill it with spackle and finally it has to be let dry.  Some tissue was taken from a donor site on my butt and used to fill the hole in my thigh. 

I wish this wild horse would take me away!  I saw the car in Pike Place Market and thought it was the coolest car ever.  I can't imagine anyone not wanting a shiny red Ferrari.