Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

a groggy day, now a late night

Today was definately a strange way to spend a Friday.

Many don't know that I have had some intestinal problems over the years. I was hospitalized in 1995 and in 2001 with Diverticulitus, an infection in my intestine. Since 2002 I have been pain/infection free until this Lent, when I had a minor flare-up. The timing was aweful since it was a few days before my regular physical. And since I respect my doctor (actually love him and his wife...they are members of the parish as well as wonderful people!) I had to mention it to him. He checked the chart and sure enough, the last time I had an internal exam for this was nearly 5 years ago. So with referral in hand I called the Gastro folks to make an appointment and last night had the uncomfortable preparation for the procedure, and then the procedure itself late this morning (friday).

I asked to be lightly sedated, unlike last time when I was completely knocked out. I was able to watch the exam on the screen, which I found facinating.

After the recovery time (about 30 minutes to let the light sedation wear off), I was escorted to the car with Jennifer, and went home FAMISHED (nothing to eat since late Wednesday PM) and made a quick lunch. I assured Jennifer I was just fine, and I could rent a steam cleaner to do the basement rug this afternoon and maybe even finish the taxes. Jennifer just laughed (apparently I was slurry and not standing so well as I promised this).

About 5 minutes after eating lunch, I thought that maybe I could use a short nap to get some of the cobwebs out of my head from the sedation. At 1pm I went up to bed, and next stirred at 6pm, waking up just in time to pray the Angelus! Wasted an entire afternoon sleeping!

Now it is after 1am and I am WIDE AWAKE! Since everyone went to sleep I've done dishes and two loads of laundry, read a magazine and part of a book, and caught up on some reading on my favourite websites like Titusonenine.classicalanglican.net

So now I am going to try to get some sleep so that my body clock isn't too terribly off tomorrow. I have to help coach two early AM little league baseball practices, and then the boys and I are off to Jackson, MI for the model rocket launch. I guess the taxes and rug can wait......