News of the week of December 11, 2018

Meeting Report

Javier shows part of the grape harvest in his Lysekil vineyard 1 - cropped

We played:

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

There will be two exceptions to that in the near future – we will not meet on
Christmas, December 25, and on January 1 we will be partying
starting at 4pm instead of having our regular meeting at 7:45.

News of the week of December 4, 2018

Meeting Report

Image taken from page 132 of 'The Temple ... With engravings after Albert Dürer' (11305953556)

We played:

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

There will be two exceptions to that in the near future – we will not meet on
Christmas, December 25, and on January 1 we will be partying
starting at 4pm instead of having our regular meeting at 7:45.

News of the week of November 27, 2018

Meeting Reports

November 20

We played:

November 27

We played:

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

Party

Dickens-Christmas

It looks like we have decided to have the usual holiday music
party on January 1, starting at 4pm. I will likely still be
one-footed, so other people will have to do more of the work than
usual, but if the first people to come set up and the last people
to leave help with cleanup and trash disposal, and anyone who
wants to eat fancy cooking brings it, it should still be a good
party.

News of the week of October 30, 2018

Meeting Report

We played:

Philip Sidney portrait

Schedule

We will be meeting as usual next week, contrary to previous
reports.

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

Two things hospitals do that you would think they wouldn’t

[broken ankle]

I’m not saying there isn’t lots of evidence that many or even
most of the staffs of the hospitals I’ve been in are
intelligent, caring, dedicated people. But these seem like
issues that someone like that would be able to fix.

My most recent stay was overnight after surgery for a broken
ankle, and my previous stays have not involved a lot of bedpans,
but they have all involved surgeons who think they’ve told me
things.

Surgeon’s and communication

This one I’m sure is common, because it’s happened every time
I’ve had general anaesthesia. Apparently, when you’re coming out
of it, there’s a period when you look awake, but you don’t really
remember anything that happens then.

This is when surgeons all come over and tell you how the
surgery went.

The nurses all know about this problem, so if you think of it,
and can ask the nurse who was there when the surgeon told you
stuff, she can tell you what you want to know.

Unfortunately, this most recent time, I didn’t think to ask
until I was in my room, and the nurse there said that she thought
it had gone well, but I’d have to ask the doctor for more
details.

Bedpans

I had to use one all night, because they wouldn’t let me get up
until I was cleared by Physical Therapy.

The bedpans are the right size for someone with a normal
bladder who is evacuating some of what they have drunk. They are
way too small for someone who’s getting iv fluids.