Saturday, June 26, 2010

Communication snag

I found out tonight that I won't have internet in the hospital next week.  My e-mail address is in my profile.  Send me your phone number (or Facebook me) if you want me to have it.

I probably will have A and a flash drive--so may be able to blog a bit, however awkwardly.  She'll post updates for me if I can't.

14 comments:

Two Auntees said...

I just sent you a friend request on Facebook. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kay Riggle

Lisa Fox said...

Drat! No e-mail? No blogosphere? Now *that* would send me into panic mode, since I rely on contacts from my far-scattered friends in times of trouble.
Is there simply no place to "plug in"? If so, would a smartphone (like the iPhone) work there?

Cathy said...

I wonder when hospitals will realize the healing effects that being connected to those in via internet and other ways have on those being hospitalized.

Kirstin said...

Kay, I'll go find it. Thank you!

Lisa, all I have is what the nurse who runs the program said: "no internet." I don't know if there's any kind of workaround. A and I will both have our laptops, and a flash drive between us, so I can still blog (she'll post for me). What I can't do is read and send e-mails. Which is going to drive me up a tree. I need my community.

No cell phones, let alone a smart one. I can get a calling card. Grrrr.

Kirstin said...

BTW, Lisa, I got home today (badly needing a nap) and found your package. It's gorgeous. Thank you!

Lisa Fox said...

You wrote: "What I can't do is read and send e-mails. Which is going to drive me up a tree. I need my community."

Yes, that was my point. In your shoes, I would want to get the cyberhugs. I think that, like me, you're reliant on the blogosphere. So perhaps you can press that nurse a bit further about particulars.

BTW, I think one can rent smartphones with a pay-as-you-go plan rather than a subscription. If one of those would work ... I'd happily kick in to a fund for that while you're in hospital.

Lisa Fox said...

I'm so glad the package arrived safely. And glad you like it. It was made just for you. My whole parish is with you. Feel that.

Kirstin said...

Lisa, I do feel it. Thank you.

I can't even bring my dinosaur cell phone--let alone a smartphone. No cells allowed. Grrrr. I'll have to get a phone card to call out on. But thank you for the offer--that's really generous.

Lisa Fox said...

Dang! Then I'm with Cathy who wrote above. WTF good do hospitals think they're achieving when they cut people off from their support systems?! MAJOR SNARK! Makes me want to do some physical damage.

Caminante said...

I am a bit out of sequence with things -- when do you go in? tomorrow? have I missed the boat? Crapatoonie about not having any i-net access. In this day and age, that is nuts. Even Naomi had access three years ago and it was a god-send for her.

So prayers regardless xoxo

Kirstin said...

I fly down on Wednesday, will be admitted on Thursday, and released on the 6th if all goes as planned.

Going to try getting access anyway. I don't know how though.

Lisa Fox said...

Kirstin, I just had a thought. It's my sense that most hospitals now have an ombudsman or customer service manager. If you call and speak to that person, s/he may be able to give you a direct answer on what, if anything, is possible for Internet access. I remain hopeful that we can continue to send you messages & vice versa.

eileen said...

Prayers ascending for you K. I'll be going on vacation before you get out, and I'll have spotty access myself while away, but I'll keep you on my prayer list daily!

susankay said...

Kirstin -- prayers and love. Hopes for connectivity,

susankay