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Spa Weekend for our Anniversary

Novato Community Hospital
Feb. 28, 2009

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In sickness and in health, they say. So, for our 24th anniversary as a couple, we spent the weekend at a state-of-the-art facility, where the staff attended to our every need. Our room had a balcony overlooking the hills of wine country. The cuisine was superb -- at least, the lemon gelatin dessert, which was the only thing I had.

Too bad that I can't recall some of the most exciting moments of our stay, but perhaps it's better off that way. One of the best parts was having my own personal nurse, who speaks the lingo and was able to advocate on my behalf and interpret between me and the specialized staff at this facility. With her help, I got through pretty smoothly. I left my gall bladder behind and headed home to a new life with, I hope, considerably less pain.