Friday, February 13, 2009

Post-Op Playlist

Good Stuff:
  • friends have been so kind - so encouraging - emails, FB notes, flowers, tweets - thank you all so much
  • Hubby and Son are both wonderful, kind, loving, the best, really!
  • surgery is done, bone is repaired (screws and a plate)
  • pain is under control, as long as I don't move much
  • got up already! can hobble across the room, even . .. with the walker
  • my surgeon (a.k.a. Dr. Cajones) is fabbo
  • the nurses and the assistants are all fantastic - excellent customer service from everyone so far
  • my PT was way fun and inspiring and got me up and moving, Bless him
  • this wifi at the hosp is amazing - what a blessing to be able to be online!
  • good music through (Chuck Mangione at the moment)
  • sunshine coming in the window - looks beautiful!
  • phone calls from Mom, sister, MIL . . . and friends - yay!
  • new issue of Interweave Knits came in mail yesterday and DH brought it to me!

Bad Stuff:
  • nearly all the ligaments in my knee are torn, and I will need more surgery once the bone is healed - maybe even a knee replacement
  • pain still hurts - go figure
  • I hate the way the pain meds affect my brain. . . but I guess that's the point of what they're supposed to do, right? Sigh
  • our home still has no power - Mike and Si went to a hotel last night, and might need to hotel until Sunday!

Isn't it cool how the good stuff outweighs the bad? God is good.

Black ice, however, is evil. My buddy, JB, declares a word of the day on twitter every day, and today's word is EVIL. This inspired me to write the following poem for Friday, the day before Valentine's Day . . . surely you'll figure out how this all connects (you're a smart bunch).


E is for the exit lines you gave me
V is for the very vicious pain
I is for the injuries to my knee, and
L is for the limping once again


typealibrarian said...

Thinking of you while you recover. Try to enjoy every minute of that time off, and don't let it get you down. It is always too bad that it takes something like this to slow us down. Take care!

Jim Brochowski said...

Love love love that you are staying so positive. It helps so much with recovery.

Do listen to typealibrarian and try to enjoy the time off as much as you can - somehow.

Thanks for the shout-out. I think the poem is perfect.

If there is anything I can do for you I will, just ask.


(totally stole that hug thing from you. Thanks!)

Janis said...

You really are awesomely positive and poetic at a time like this. I'm glad there is a clear plan to fix everything. Wow! Wifi in the hospital? Cool.

Tammy L said...


I hope you are feeling better soon!


Kalleh said...


Your Wordcraft friends have been thinking of you. Glad to hear you're up and around (a bit) and your positive attitude is wonderful! Life does have a way of throwing you for a loop, doesn't it?

Happy Valentine's Day!