Subject: Jen wellness update #41 (06Nov00) Jen on the Loose
Jen had a red letter day today: first day she's been allowed out on her own .... Jane & Larry returned safely to New York on the weekend. Karl was at work today, so Jen leveraged her recently rediscovered driving skills and hit the town.
She went to see Andy Goldberg, the primary surgeon, who was pleased with progress, but said that her windpipe will be crooked for a long while yet: he removed muscles from her neck, and the scar tissue is stiff and heavy. Upshot is that Jen sometimes wakes up in the night frightened that she can't breathe.
And tonight she went to a support group - and *still* isn't home: it's a long while since I beat Jen into the house!
We had a wonderful time on Sunday: Paolo & Michelle (they of the
recent Italian wedding) held their traditional
The party almost turned sour when Jen broke all the golden rules of civilized dinner parties in one fell swoop: she mentioned religion, sex and politics all in the same sentence. Luckily the Jesuit priest to whom the remarks were addressed had been living in Liberal SFBay for long enough not to be phased, or walk out.
OK - here comes Jen now - so she's safe .... I'll write again soon.
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