Monday, November 3, 2014

Hospital Bokhdan

Happy Monday one and all. We had a great time at The Porch this weekend. It was great to see some of you there. A huge thanks to Kyle for recording and uploading it for us.

Some of you have heard parts of my Ukrainian appendectomy story. I decided this weekend to tell that story in full, with an update that I hadn't yet shared on Stranger. The update had to do with my return to Hospital Bokhdan in May of this year, ten years after I had my operation. I've been meaning to share the details of that experience from this year but hadn't gotten around to it. I thought that The Porch would be a good forum for it.


And now, below, is the full video of the story from The Porch.




A very awkward eyes-half-closed photo of me on a hill near the hospital in May.
~It Just Gets Stranger


11 comments:

  1. best way to start the day ever!!! hahahah I really wish there was a video somewhere of you in that recovery room.

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  2. Eli, should you ever start a podcast or a Youtube channel I would listen even if the quality was the worst. Seriously, it's magical when you tell your horro--I mean, whimsical tales. I would also get all of my family and friends to listen to it as well.

    Not that blogging isn't enough... but your voice just has a way of making things come to life! ^.^

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  3. Bad idea to listen to this at work. My colleagues probably think I am cuckoo because of all the chuckles while looking at the screen with work stuff. Awesome story. Oh, and Hi from Ukraine.

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  4. So wait, you never found the old lady?

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    1. Sadly, no. And I'm afraid that ship has sailed.

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  5. You are a phenomenal story teller. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  6. You should see if the old lady's house is still on Google Earth. You could have a picture of it, at least.

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  7. I have nothing to say. Just that you are awesome. And your hair looks great.

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  8. I am traumatized just listening to this story! I can't believe you had the guts to go back there, though I'm really sad you couldn't find the old lady's house. What an experience. It's a testament to you and your faith that you stayed in Ukraine after that!

    Oh, and thank you for the slutty arm-bearing outfit - not that he knows what that is, Cathie!

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