July 22nd, 2009

time is twisted


-  So I am radioactive now.  It doesn't feel any different at all honestly.  I got to the hospital and did the appropriate paperwork.  Then I waited while they got things ready.  I sat in this little alcove and they brought in a heavy lead container with a screw top lid about the size of a coffee cup.  When it was time the doctor opened it, and took out a little plastic shot glass that had the pill in it.  I took the little shot glass with a gloved hand, tipped the pill directly onto my tongue (no touching), and swallowed with a full glass of water.  Then I was shown where the nearest exit was so I'd have as little contact with people as possible and on my way.  Woosh - all done.

-  Part of what is amusing is I was old news before I even got up this morning.  At 2a CDT my sister-in-law went into labor and had the twins.  She has been on bed rest in the hospital for the past three weeks or so, earlier this month she went in for a test and mentioned some false labor pains that turned out to be her in labor instead.  Luckily they got it stopped then as that was way too early.  Today was 34 weeks and 2 days so still early (they were aiming for 36 weeks) but much better.  Jake Robert was born at 4:15a and Jessica Lindsey (after my cousin Erin, which is still making me tear up) was born at 4:20a.  Both babies were breathing on their own, but went to the NICU just to be safe.  I don't know much more than that, the plan before this was for people to call me tomorrow in case today turned out to be hard for me.  I'm grateful that labor was quick and smooth for sis-in-law, no stitches and not even enough time for an epidural.  And she will be thrilled to be getting out of the hospital soon, she was going crazy.

And that is the news of the day in my world.  It's probably just as well I'm in another state, since I would have to stay far away from the hospital with the babies for the next week anyway.