Disclaimer: this is fairly freaking personal, especially for me. If you are one of those people who has been known to say "that's just too much information for me" then this is not for you. As a firm believer that there is never too much information, I will persevere. All I can talk about and think about is this right now, so writing this down is necessary. You reading it is not. No linking, thanks.
There are some small hospital-style photos in here as well, FYI.
I was going to title this The ICU Stole My Nipple Ring, but they called today, said they can't find it, asked me how much it's worth, and are sending me a check. Oh well.