September 13 On September 13, Allen received a call from Dr. Hansen’s receptionist. “Allen, you had an appointment to see Dr. Hansen tomorrow?” “Yes. She was going to see if I was ready for the operation to separate my legs.” “Well, your insurance just called us and said they wouldn’t pay for the operation.” “What?! […]
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August 12 The next day was Friday, and Allen’s tail arrived. He wasn’t due to join the aquarium feeding schedule until Tuesday, so he put the tail on and spent some time practicing for the last couple of hours of the day. On Saturday, he went into the aquarium and helped Katherine during her two […]
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July 28 Thursday morning Allen put on his striped skirt and a nice polo shirt for his trip to the aquarium in the morning. Seeing his choices, Katherine put on her matching skirt and a silky green blouse. Allen thought it was a little weird to be wearing similar clothes to his wife. Allen felt […]
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July 25 The next morning, Allen got dressed in a different t-shirt and the skirt, then got in his wheelchair to help Katherine make breakfast. He found that he wasn’t able to help much, as he couldn’t reach anything in the top cabinets, and the bottom cabinets blocked the wheelchair so that he had to […]
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July 16 Katherine spent the next day in the hospital, sitting with Allen whenever he was awake. Several other doctors joined Dr. Hansen in examining Allen’s legs, and nurses were constantly in attendance, dealing with Allen’s dressings and handling his other needs. Finally, Dr. Hansen came into the room and sat down to talk with […]
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