Pain is starting again and I thought, before I take the vicodin and while I'm still able to think, I'd check in. David took a couple photos but I'm not sure you want to see them.
What disappointed me was the incompetence of the nursing staff after the surgery. None of them came sooner than 5 minutes after pressing the nurse call button. I'm glad I wasn't choking on that roast beef I cvoulnd cut (can't type either). We had a colonoscopy nurse on the surgical orthopedic floor. Who thought to put her there? She was the best because, even though she didn't know what to do, she was willing to admit it.
I met a lovely woman (50's maybe) from Tibet. She said that if China is willing to admit to the whole world that the opening ceremonies had a stand in for the little singer (I felt bad for them both...to be told you aren't cute enough but you sing nicely...to be told your looks are your only asset) and the fireworks were computer generated--if they were willing to admit they were cheating to the whole world, it's no wonder "they treat us the way they do."
Pema came with her husband and 4 (or 5, I cant remember) daughters by way of India where she and her daughters went to school and became educated. Mmmmmm. More later can't type owie.