Clinical Trial Wk #3 – Intentionally Getting Out

OSUMC:city in bkgrd

We spend a lot of time in Columbus.
We spend no time in Columbus.

We first came to OSU Medical Center in January 2009. We’ve needed to come weekly, monthly or every 3 months ever since. So we’ve made the trip many times.

We’ve seen winter, spring, summer and fall here. We’ve seen new buildings go from concept to completion. We’ve seen nurses, nurse practitioners and other members of the staff through pregnancies, adoptions, kids’ graduations, the planning of weddings, and puppy acquisitions. We’ve seen our doctor go gray.

I know what’s available within a few blocks’ radius. Okay, mostly the places to eat, but also where to get the basics – cough drops, tissues, a Chapstick. On foot. I frequently give directions to others. I know my way around. I do okay. But here’s the thing: All my knowledge has to do with a small bit of real estate. I know about almost nothing AWAY from the hospital.

We’ve passed the sign for the Chadwick Arboretum at least 2 dozen times since coming here, and every time we say, “Lets go there some time.” But we never do.

Today we did. It feels like a victory over something.

Other posts in this series:
Week #2 – I’m Not Myself
Week #1 – Morning People

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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6 Responses to Clinical Trial Wk #3 – Intentionally Getting Out

  1. Pingback: Clinical Trial Wk #2 – I’m Not Myself |

  2. Megan Willome says:

    It is a victory.

    (“planted forward” is great)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Katie says:

    Yes, intentionally getting out IS a victory! Thank you for sharing the beauty:)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon says:

    I head to Boston with my parents in early July. My mom, (recurred), will be at Dana Farber Cancer Institute for one week. I have been reminding myself to focus on the small amount of real estate near the hospital, and to not get overwhelmed with everything outside that radius.

    I’ll have to find a place “nearby” that offers a small victory for my soul. Thanks for the reminder.

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  5. Marilyn says:

    How good that you can go with them, Sharon! What an asset!


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