The Styrofoam Buffet

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Have you ever looked forward to something and it turned out to be completely different than you expected?

There has been a lot of anticipation in my hometown about the arrival of Spring and it turned out to be a gorgeous day.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to enjoy it. I ended up in the hospital. 

Without going into any of the gorry details, after 5 hours in the E.R. I was given a real room. Since I wasn't allowed to eat any real food, I was served up a lovely styrofoam buffet for dinner consisting of: Water, 7-up, cranberry juice, apple juice, and Jell-O.   For dessert, I ordered a special treat... hot chicken broth. 

The good news is I had a lovely view from my room.  The best news, though, is I am home now and on the road to recovery. The staff at Confluence Health were all awesome, as were my amazing friends who got me to and from the hospital, visited me, and made sure I had everything I needed.!


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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Carol,

Sorry to hear about your hospital adventure.  And now, you can enjoy spring from a better vantage point, and we wish you a painless recovery and the avoidance of surgery.  A

Mar 22, 2019 11:19 AM #23
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Brian England
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I am glad to hear that you are home and on the road to recovery, you are in my prayers.  The food sounds worse than what we had at the super bowl party, haha.

Mar 22, 2019 12:09 PM #24
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Carol Williams you've been on my mind this past few days and I thought it was about Connie but now I know it was about you.  Sorry to hear you fell ill and I hope the changes won't be to hard to make.  So glad you're back home and on the road to recovery.

Mar 22, 2019 01:43 PM #25
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Carol Williams
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Hi Alexandra,
Yes, things are looking up and I'm looking forward to some golf in a couple weeks. 

Mar 22, 2019 02:49 PM #26
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Carol Williams
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Thanks Brian England 
All healing thoughts and prayers are appreciated.  The Super Bowl food wasn't bad. It just wasn't on our diet, was it?  LOL

Mar 22, 2019 02:50 PM #27
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Carol Williams
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 
Connie arrived today.  I ended up having one of the kids pick her up in Spokane and bring her here.  I'm feeling much better so all is well. 

Mar 22, 2019 02:51 PM #28
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Hi Carol:

Wow, so sorry to hear but glad you are home and on the mend, and can enjoy the scenery from other than a hospital bed. Happy to hear you are feeling better!

Jeff

Mar 23, 2019 07:53 AM #29
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Carol Williams
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Yes, it's good to be home enjoying real food off of real dishes. 

Mar 23, 2019 09:17 AM #30
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Hello Carol - your post title intrigued me and while the reason for the title proved different from my original thought, I am happy to read you are home, recovering and making necessary adjustments.  Stay well.

Mar 23, 2019 10:58 AM #31
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Thanks, Michael Jacobs 
It is certainly good to be home.  I'm not interested in going back to the styrofoam buffet.  LOL

Mar 23, 2019 11:55 AM #32
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Carol- cute title, cute post...but what's more important is that you're home and ok!!!   This also reminded me of the post you wrote last week about having someone who checks in on you daily. 

Mar 23, 2019 07:18 PM #33
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Will Hamm
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Carol, I hope you are okay, I am worried about you now that I did not see this blog earlier.  Get well.

Mar 24, 2019 10:01 AM #34
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Girl, you know how to turn a downer into a fun AR post! I'm sorry about your Styrofoam Buffet and I wish styrofoam would be eliminated from the environment, but it made for an interesting topic for your post. I hope you are on the road to recovery. Chicken soup is good for the soul and whatever else ails ya. :-)

Mar 24, 2019 12:48 PM #35
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Glad to hear your trip was short and your menu....interesting !

Mar 24, 2019 08:08 PM #36
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Sharon Lee
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Glad you are home from the hospital.  Never fun. Thought Connie lived in Goodyear AZ.

Mar 25, 2019 08:38 AM #37
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Carol Williams
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Hi Kathy Streib 
A bit ironic, isn't it?  In this case I called for help.  It's important to have go-to peeps.  I think I'm going to write a follow-up to that Check-in buddy post. 

Mar 25, 2019 09:33 AM #38
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Hi Will Hamm 
I seem to be doing well.  Will have a follow up with my PC doc sometime soon to discuss any further treatment.

Mar 25, 2019 09:34 AM #39
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Hi Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty 
I try to find the humor in whatever is thrown at me in life.    I've had quite a bit of practice.  LOL   Happy Monay.

Mar 25, 2019 09:35 AM #40
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Sharon Tara
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So sorry to hear about you being ill and that "buffet" does not sound very appetizing. I'm glad you are home and I hope doing much better!

Mar 25, 2019 06:29 PM #41
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Hi Sharon Tara 
I was happiest with the ice water.  LOL 

Mar 26, 2019 01:21 PM #42
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