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Happy New Years from NYC!

Well, I’m back in NYC, staying in Fort Lee NJ this time, since I have a car available. I’ve been here since Tuesday. New Years Eve came and went uneventfully, with neither of us doing much to observe it.

I didn’t go down to Times Square, I just stayed in my hotel room and didn’t even go down to the bar in the lobby. It’s a really nice little bar, but I just didn’t feel like spending the night with strangers.

Frank walked down to the window at the end of the hall. He’s on the 9th floor and has a really nice view. He said he could see a little bit of the lights and fireworks, but the light inside made it hard to see anything but the reflection of the hallway unless he stayed pressed right up to the glass. So, he stayed in his room as well.

I’ve put a collection of the photos I’ve taken up in a gallery here. I haven’t taken a lot but what there is are found here.

It looks like we will be here until at least Monday now, so I’ll be spending more days here. Maybe I’ll have time to do something intere3sting and take some more photos. I tried to take a walk today and wanted to get down to the little park I can see from Frank’s room, but I went north looking for a way to it and couldn’t find it. I’ll try the other direction another time.

Some questions and answers

I get a lot of questions about Frank’s transplant. I’ve been through it before, so I pretty much have already heard them all.

I’m going to put them here along with answers. This will be a work in progress, so, I’ll add more as they come up. Feel free to check back PRN. Continue Reading…

Hotel stories

View from the floor

Today Frank left the CTICU and checked into a hotel. Well, not really, but it was close to one. He’s on the 9th floor Transplant Unit, which is near the McKeen Pavillion, the hotel within the hospital and around the corner is the Windows on the Hudson restaraunt. I looked inside, thinking maybe I’d have lunch there, but it looked like the wait would be too long.

While I was waiting for him to get settled into his room, I sat in a waiting area at the end of the hall. Had it not been a misty rain and foggy, it would have been a spectacular view of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge.

But, a sunny day will come, I’m sure in due time. Things are pretty sunny for Frank anyway. He’s happy to be in a normal room with a bathroom and shower. Only a few tubes left preventing him from using it.

He’s still got a little pain and they’re giving him medicine to manage it. So he’s mostly content to sit and rest most of the time. He does have his laptop set up and is online, so watch for his posts on Facebook and wherever else he hangs out. I’m sure he’s got a lot of fantasy football to catch up on. Priorities, you know. Continue Reading…