John, that ER sounds like a nightmare!! Well, Shands here is kind of like that. Thank God Mayo finally has their own hospital and ER here. The ER is open to anyone in the community and not many people know about it yet. I had to go once when one of my drains clogged up, and I only had one person ahead of me. They have carried over the same great medical care and respect for the patients in the hospital, as they have in the clinic.
So how is the fever now?
Yes, I know about the hip pain. I had the left one done at 59, and redone twice. The right one was done at 60. I still have some pain, especially in cold weather. Climbing stairs is difficult, but I do it. Mostly, I have stiffness and my legs tire and hurt when walking more than a few blocks. I'm doing a lot better now, though, than I have in a long time. I pray it lasts for awhile!
Do you have any Richie Havens? I have The Classics CD and love it. Or how about John Lee Hooker's The Healer?