Wasn't there a movie with a similar title a few years ago. Or do I really want to go there?
Well, I packed some underwear, a toothbrush, and my laptop with several DVDs and several books, and my wife took me to the hospital. When I arrived in my room the first thing that caught my eye was one of those tear-off calendars. It said "Friday, October 13, 2006." I appreciated Mike's quote from Yogi Berra -- "I'm not superstitious. It's bad luck." I keep telling myself that....
I'll spare you the details, but I am on IV antibiotics morning and night and the orthopedic surgeon looked into the infection, took a culture, and told me that they were going to put me on the schedule for Monday, but were hopeful that that would not be necessary. This morning the dressing on my foot was hanging somewhat loose (it had been wrapped snugly) and the swelling had gone down significantly.
In the meantime, I get to wait, have my vital signs taken every 4 hours, blood drawn, IV bags changed and other fun activities here at Club Med. Fortunately, when I'm not hooked up to anything, I have a certain amount of freedom as long as it is excercised in a wheelchair within the confines of the hospital.
As for entertainment, I am halfway through the extended Lord of the Rings (i.e. I need to switch DVDs on the Two Towers. I watched Gettysburg yesterday, and Luther is waiting in the wings. I am reading The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll, and I am re-reading Presbyterian Creeds and Leading from the Center as I try to gather my thoughts regarding the Essentials of the Reformed Faith.
Thank-you all for your prayers and I hope to be released Monday or Tuesday.