Saturday, April 23, 2016

Another Update

           I have to wonder if it's the way I was raised? I'm sick. A cold, more than likely. I feel like crap. I should just go to bed and sleep. And yet, here I am, trying to get some work done. I mean, I planned it that way. Surgery on Tuesday, get an organ removed, go home, get a few "no lifting involved" things done while I took a few days to recuperate, feel accomplished. Really? That's what I expected? I mean, I had an organ removed! True, one we don't need to survive, but still. I went to an outpatient center, the doc yanked it out, and I went home two hours later. (Is that not the most amazing thing? It kind of blows my mind--not a wart, not a tooth- a gol-damn organ! and home by noon, for f*ck's sake!)

         Anyway, I didn't like the pain meds, they made me feel like my head was stuffed with cotton. So I Tylenoled it. And apparently got a cold. It took me all morning yesterday to talk myself into calling the doctor to see if I should do something. What, I don't know. But still, you hear about people getting pneumonia after surgery and they had said if I had any problems to call. But I didn't want to 'bother' him/them, or sound like a whiner. Again, for f*ck's sake, I just had surgery three days prior. I wasn't whining! And it's his job--it's what he gets paid for! And he was very nice. (I really like my doctor) Told me to rest, push fluids, NyQuil it, call if symptoms get worse.

        And here I sit at the computer, trying to get some work done and thinking about the Avon order that is sitting in the box in the next room that needs bagged, and telling myself to just GO BACK TO BED!

I will. After I start a load of laundry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


I had my surgery this morning. I got lucky and was first in the queue, which meant I was in recovery by 8:30 and home by 11:30, which I find amazing. So I'm on liquids and soft foods for a couple of days (and I'm actually hunger--usually I come out off surgery with no appetite, so this is a bit of a surprise.) Going to spend most of the day in bed, I think, watching the telly and trying to sleep, but I am having some "rising bile" issues, so that might interfere. I wish I had a recliner, that's what I need. So, if you have one and are in my area, feel free to drop it off!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Life's Little Jokes

I believe I mentioned last month that I had the stomach bug right before I left for Florida. It got better but the pain never fully went away. I became suspicious that it might be my gallbladder, but there was absolutely no way in hell I was going to let any doctor tell me I couldn't go to Chicago. I just prayed (figuratively speaking) that nothing ruptured, because there was nothing keeping me from seeing My British Comedian! Long story short, I went to the doctor, there was a sonogram, and I have a "surgical consult" on Monday. Don't let it be said I don't know what's important in life!