I’m home, having had a symptom-free period of ‘observation’ at the hospital. Lots of poking and prodding, stupid quizzes (yes, really), and bad food.
Happy to be out, but now I have a long period of strict quarantine — about 80 days — while we wait for my immune system to settle down. And we don’t even get to find out if the treatment worked for some time either.
Posting may be erratic in the next couple of weeks as I shall be enjoying one of the recent fruits of modern medicine. Nothing to do with COVID, I promise, except that the entire building I’ll be residing in has been closed to all visitors including family.
Apparently, during the first week after treatment I will be monitored for various possible and fairly common complications. And in the second week, I’ll still be monitored even though the chance of complications is then greatly diminished.
“Monitored,” by the way turns, out to be a euphemism for “attached via an unreasonably short cable to an electronic monitor the size of a small TV which is affixed to the wall.” When the doctor said I would be free to move around, I’d envisioned something more wireless.
The Faculty Senate here at U.Miami has awarded me the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award for 2020. There will be an award ceremony on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. somewhere on the Coral Gables Campus, details TBA.
The letter notifying me of the award says that,
The Faculty Senate created this award on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Faculty Charter. This prestigious award acknowledges outstanding contributions to scholarship by individual faculty members. …
As a true visionary scholar in the law profession, your striking record of achievement has paved new paths significant in our current legal and social fields.