Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The light at the end of the tunnel

I see it! It's faint, but getting brighter every day. Stamina and energy are returning slowly and my naps have been reduced to 1 or 2 per day. It's a good thing I didn't realize how debilitating this surgery would be because I might have postponed it and tried Voodoo or something.

However, it's over and my recovery is well under way. I learned:

  1. I'm a horrible, impatient patient.
  2. My hearing is selective (i.e., Dr. says, you can probably return to work part time after about 10 days." I hear, "You'll be working full time in a week.)
  3. I'm a total optimist, except when I don't feel good and turn into a grouchy pessimist.
  4. I hate being incapacitated in any way.
  5. I'm going to start eating really well and exercising lots and get really healthy so my senior years won't be spent alienating all my friends with my crappy attitude.

Sorry I haven't been around blogland lately, but napping, sleeping, drugs and work have required all my energy. However, I'm going to start rectifying that tomorrow by visiting all your blogs and saying hi. Just hi for now. Since I'm so far behind, catching up is going to take a while, so please be patient with me. If you're really good, I'll post a picture of my uber attractive scar!



Ello said...

Hey - totally understandable! You need to take it easy and get completely better.

I'm thinking lots of good thoughts for you!

wordtryst said...

Good to hear you're coming along. The mood will improve as you get stronger.

Work? Already? Take it easy, AW.

Polly Kahl said...

Sounds like you're coming along well despite your resistance. I can relate because it's been two months since my last hip replacement and I'm come through it kicking and screaming all the way. I'd much rather be overactive than underactive.

If you want to move from shoe wars to scar wars, I think I might win. Since yours is on your neck, I hope it's not more than eight inches long.

Stay well and keep up the good recovery.

The Anti-Wife said...

Thanks. I'll take all the good thoughts you can send!

I do feel better, but it's just not fast enough for me.

You win the scar war. Mine's only about 4 inches right now and part of that's still swelling. In the end it will only be about 2 inches.

ORION said...

Did someone say drugs???
I know I was impatient when I had spinal fusion surgery. It can take ages to feel better...
out of TOWN on the 25th??!! Shame on you!

Robin said...

I hope you feel better, soon, Anti. Maybe I'm weird, but I always like it when my friends are crabby. Maybe you're fun crabby and you don't have to worry about it. I've been told I'm way more fun crabby, and sort of revolting happy. Therefore, I take plenty of crabby pills each day so I'll have lots of friends.

kathie said...

Everyone's a bad patient, Anti-wife. You're doing great!

WriterKat said...

I'm glad you're "getting out". It's nice to hear from you. I can definitely relate. I hate pain and hate waiting for pain to be over. Keep up with the naps. They are good. :-)

Bernita said...

Hugs back ( careful ones!)
It's hard not to feel impatient.

Polly Kahl said...

p.s. Regrading your comment on my last entry, Is there really a chance you could beta read my book? Being anal and pointing out all the grammatical mistakes and anything else that doesn't work for you is all part of the job! It's been edited and edited and so I promise you don't have to worry about pesky little things. It's the overall project I need feedback on. I mean, while you're in convalesence and all...

The Anti-Wife said...

Stay away from my drugs! Sorry I won't be here when you're in town. Won't be back until the afternoon of the 26th. See you next time you're in Seattle.

I knew there was something else I liked about you. Being crabby is a lot more fun than being sweet and nice. One of my favorite bumper stickers is: Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.

The Anti-Wife said...

It's good to be bad sometimes!

Naps are very good. Off to take one now!

The Anti-Wife said...

Makes me wonder why doctor's call their customers patients. A patient patient! They should call us customers like the stores do.

Absolutely. I'll e-mail you.

Polly Kahl said...

Woo-hoo! It's so nice to have you offer. My email is

Mary Witzl said...

Good to know that you're finally getting to the end of your convalescence -- though the naps sound relaxing! Forget work, I would say. You'll have plenty of time for that later!