Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Rules

Only a few more days before I check in to Cedars. I know I've told most of you to check in with Susan regarding my progress and condition. However, since Susan rarely checks her voice mail, I'm going to amend that recommendation. I intend to keep this blog relatively up to date, so I would suggest you just check in here for the latest info.

Please be aware that I can't have flowers - fresh or silk, or plants or food baskets in my room.

For those of you living locally who plan to visit me at Cedars, I was given some rules that I would like to share with you. As you know, I will be very immuo-suppressed from Tuesday on, so visitors will need to be aware of the following rules:
  1. Visiting hours are 10 AM to 9 PM daily.
  2. Do not visit unless you are free of illness with no recent exposure to infections or immunizations.
  3. No children under 18 may visit.
  4. Wash hands thoroughly before entering the room. You may be asked to wear a mask.
  5. Do not sit on my bed or put shoes on my bed
  6. Do not use the bathroom in my hospital room.
I expect to have my cell phone with me and available throughout the stay. But if you can't reach me on my cell, the phone number of the nursing station is 310-423-4415. I can receive calls from 8 AM to 9 PM.

As for current is Saturday. I'm feeling excellent. Played tennis this AM. Plan to play again tomorrow before going to a Super Bowl party. Monday will be spent just farting around and buying some last minute items to take to the hospital. Tuesday is check-in day. I'll write more about the expected regimen later this week.


  1. Thanks for the update Ed. You look great - but I'm partial to bald or super short up top. Speaking of bald, Bill and Leslie were here in Chicago today and we checked in about you of course. We're thinking of you and hope it goes as easily as it possibly can - Steve Grant.

  2. Needless to say, I'm concerned and would love to talk to you when you can. I think you look good bald FYI. I love you and you're always in my thoughts.

  3. HI Ed..thanks for the update and what to expect upon visitation.
    I got behind in your blog and missed your birthday 2 weeks ago.
    so Happy Belated B-day...may you continue to astound us all with your progress and positive funny thoughts...and thrive through the thick and thin of treatment.
    I discovered they make Fedoras for Cheeseheads...but I don't yellow is your color. Ha ha

  4. I'm thinking Jerry Tarkanian - the Shark

    1. I prefer Lex Luthor. "Hand me my Kryptonite necklace Miss Teschmacher!"