My second hip surgery.

Early yesterday morning, we drove back over to The Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn for my second hip surgery. Today, I was scheduled for a total left hip replacement…

The prep for the surgery went very smooth and very quickly. The actual surgery seemed to be over in a snap of the fingers, and just like that next thing I knew, I was in post-op chomping on pieces of ice, and not long after that, I was up in the recovery room where Genfier was already waiting for me…

We could see downtown Cincinnati again from the big window in our room…

Genifer got me this awesome blue bear in the gift shop…

She said she wanted to get something that said the Christ Hospital on it. But they really didn’t have anything like that. This guy was about the closest thing she could find. But every time I see him, I’ll think of my surgeries. We hung out together all afternoon into the evening in our recovery room. We had some room service while we watched most of the Reds game on TV together before she left to go home to let Mack out of his crate. Oscar was staying with Genifer’s mom for the weekend. After the Reds lost to the Brewers, I could kind of almost see the Reds Friday Night Fireworks from our recovery room above my red bag on the sofa…

After the fireworks, I laid down to try to get some rest. But it’s really hard to get a lot of rest in a hospital because people keep coming in and poking and prodding you. I took a photo out the window every time someone came into the room and woke me up…

And I was pretty much awake at this point…

I met with a physical therapist at 7:30am who had me walking up and down the hallways with a walker…

After meeting with a physical therapist, I ordered us some breakfast…

Genifer brought us coffees from Sidewinder. We started watching the France versus Argentina Round of 16 World Cup match. When I left to meet with another physical therapist, France was up 2-1. When I got back to our room after walking some stairs and walking up and down the hallway on crutches, this is the score I saw…

By 12:30, we were in the car and on our way to Walgreens to fill my prescriptions. Then I was home resting comfortably in bed with my new friend. You’re my boy, blue!

When we got home, we laid around and watched Uruguay knock Portugal out of the World Cup and then a thriller of an MS match between Seattle and Portland before missing just our second home FC Cincinnati match ever, But we got to watch the FC|C match on TV. And they won, 2-0! My first day of recovering from hip replacement surgery hasn’t that bad at all. So far so good. I hope the rest of this recovery is as smooth and relatively pain-free as today has been. Fingers crossed. And once again, I can’t really say enough about The Christ Hospital. The doctors and all the staff were just incredible. Everyone was so extraordinarily nice, so helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was always as comfortable as possible and that had everything I needed during my brief stay. It’ll be amazing once my physical therapy is complete and I’m back to 100% with no more hip pain. I don’t even know that I can fully fathom what that would be like. But I bet it’ll be pretty incredible. It’s been a very long time coming.

I’m still popular.

Apparently, my photos on Google Maps are still very popular

It’s pretty nice to still be popular. 😀🗺📷❤

Pause for paws.

Here’s a couple old photos of a very fuzzy Oscar from when we still lived downtown…

Thanks, Timehop! 😀🦕❤

A lazy Sunday.

We had a pretty lazy Sunday.

Donald Deskey on CBS Sunday Morning.

Our company’s namesake, Donald Deskey was featured on CBS Sunday Morning

“Sunday Morning” looks back at the career of Donald Deskey, an advertising man, and designer behind New York City’s Art Deco showcase (and of many consumer products), who died on April 29, 1989 at the age of 94.

And via the Deskey website…

Donald Deskey pioneered the idea that design shapes modern life. He designed Radio City Music Hall and helped reinvent the humble chair. When he saw the need for clarity in the supermarket, he helped invent modern branding. By building from core shared values, he created enduring brands that inspire us to this day.
We are his people.

And I’m proud to call myself one of his people. 😀👍❤️

Wow, I’m popular.

Apparently, my photos on Google Maps are very popular…

It’s pretty nice to be popular. 😀🗺️📷❤️

Genifer had Lasik surgery.

This afternoon Genifer had Lasik surgery at Lasik Plus in Kenwood

She was really nervous but powered through the procedure. We were at the doctor for about forty-five minutes. But the actual procedure only took about ten minutes, and then she was on her way home…

She was told to go home and take a four-hour nap. After she woke up from her nap, she could see just fine without contacts or glasses. She has to put medicated eyedrops in her eyes for the next couple weeks. And she can’t rub her eyes for some time while her eyes heal. But that’s pretty much that. It’s rather amazing what modern medical science can do nowadays. And that are people with the knowledge and intestinal fortitude to perform these procedures. 😀🏥👁️❤️

5 year anniversary.

Yesterday marked my 5-year anniversary at Deskey. When I got up to my office on the sixth floor this morning, I found this on my desk…

I have it pretty good. Thanks to Deskey for a great first five years! Cheers to the next five being even better! 😀🖐️5⃣🍺❤️

Happy Easter!

HAPPY EASTER! We had a very nice Easter Sunday. Genifer made me this really sweet little Easter basket…

We got a wonderful Easter card from JJVE with some terrific artwork from Violette…

Here’s a photo Jeannette sent of Violette with her artwork and the bunny she drew us…

And here’s a photo Josh sent of Violette with her bunny. It was the bunny we sent her from Happy Groundhog Studio

Later, Genifer’s mom came over and my parents came down from Michigan for the night on their way out east to do some antiquing and they brought some delicious Pizza King pizzas down with them…

YUM! Pizza King pizza is sooo good. My mom also brought down a very delicious cherry cobbler. It was a very nice surprise to get to spend Easter evening with my parents and Genifer’s mom. It turned out to be a really nice Easter. 😀🐰🐣❤️

On a personal note, I need to take more photos when people come over or when we do things with other people. I need to make more of a conscious effort to make sure I take at least one photo of everyone together. I really need to do a better job of that. I just 😀📷❤️

Happy Opening Day!

It’s one of the best days of the year… baseball is back! Hooray!

Happy Opening Day from Cincinnati! 😀⚾️❤️

ps. Is it just me or is it weird that they chose to start the baseball season on a Thursday… in March? And it’s somehow poetic justice that the Reds first game was rained out and will be played tomorrow. They should have just started the season on a Monday… in April like they’ve always done before.

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