31 January 2008

Thirteen Random Post-Operative Thoughts

1. Though I'm sure my surgeon is competent and did a good job, I miss the surgeon who worked on my other foot. He was a lot more personable and didn't make me feel like I was wasting his time by (gasp!) asking questions.

2. My dogs are heavier than I thought they were. Getting them to move once they've settled into place on my lap or stomach involves a pry bar and a crane.

3. I'm off the Oxycontin, but still need the Percoset at night. I'd hoped to be completely off all prescription painkillers by now.

4. I have an amazing family.

5. I was able to get back to some semblance of work within only 7 days of surgery. That's the beauty of working from home.

6. Talking live on radio is a lot harder than it sounds! I haven't had the guts to go back an listen to my Raven Radio podcast. My editor insists I was fine, that I sounded "genuine" (read: I babbled) and "passionate about writing" (read: I rambled).

7. J.C. Wilder is the bestest friend a girl could have.

8. The ladies at TwoLipsReviews.com are insane. And I mean that in the best possible way. [blowing smooches at Kerin]

9. I adore my Beyond the Veil blogmates. They make my job so easy. They didn't paint the BtV castle Pepto-pink while I was gone (though there is an odd smell coming from the moat). There's not one diva among them. Okay, maybe SJ has delusions of diva-ness sometimes... (kidding! love ya, SJ!)

10. Percoset doesn't work as well as it did at first - I can see why people get addicted to this stuff. You build up a resistance to it and need more to get the same effect.

11. My son PASSED all his first-semester classes! Yay!

12. Taking a shower now takes 30 minutes instead of 10. It's all the prep work involved - getting my clothes laid out, setting up everything within arm's reach of the shower, making sure all body parts are dry before getting out of the shower so I don't slip and fall on the tile floor.

13. My husband has had a nasty virus this week, which means he has been staying as far away from me as possible and wiping everything he touches with Clorox wipes so I don't pick up whatever he has. I can see him, but I miss him. :(

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Di said...

Feel better...speedy recovery. Enjoy the painkillers while they last! Save some for when the pain of just normal life gets to you.

pussreboots said...

Working from home makes recovery so much easier. Happy TT.

AJ Chase said...

Aww, well I hope you make it past that stage soon.