Back home – 帰宅(退院)しました

There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…
I’m out of the hospital after a three-day stay for an operation to remove the metal bits inserted after last year’s bike crash. Though I’ve got no complaint about the fine people at Tokyo Sogo Hospital (rather the opposite – everyone from the doctors to the nurses were superb), I have to admit I don’t like hospital stays. The best part was falling asleep under anesthesia. You can keep the rest. 我が家が一番、我が家が一番。。。
肩と肘の手術のため、二泊三日入院しました。今日退院し、自宅でゆっくりしています。11ヶ月前(自転車で事故を起こして後)骨折した肩の肘に取り付けられた金属を取り除くための手術でした。東京総合病院の医者、看護婦達、などは皆素晴らしかったが、やはり、入院生活はオススメ出来ません。唯一の楽しい(?)事がは全身麻酔で寝かせられた時間でした。

Here are the pieces of metal that were removed from my collar bone:
肩から取り外された金属:

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And these are the wires that held my elbow in place for the last 11 months:
肘の金属:

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Naturally, one deserves a reward after a three-day imprisonment. Here it is, a steak dinner at home cooked by my “the wife.” Note the lack of wine – none allowed till the medications are gone. Horrors!
退院お祝いとして、ザ・ワイフの美味しいステーキディナーがありました。しかし、ご覧の通り、ワインは見当たりません。薬の副作用を防ぐため、しばらくの間、私はドライタイムを経験しなければなりません。やれやれ。

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2 Responses to Back home – 帰宅(退院)しました

  1. Lynda says:

    Wishing you fast healing and never another reason to return to the hospital. Looks like you eating well. Glad everything went well and you have mementos of your surgery 🙂 Now just to get an early warning system on your bike for those pesky pedestrians.

  2. scotto says:

    Good idea, Lynda. I’ve been really careful around the peds since last year.

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