I am making my surgery sound easier breezier than it actually is. The truth is I have been taking 10 mg of Oxycodone every three hours to stay ahead of the pain.
I kind of am doing pretty well. JB is fixing me wonderful meals, ice packs feel like the Atlantic Ocean in August, and I am finding my disposition is more affable than I expected.
There are some new additions that make me smile wide:
Hello Baby Reese. Please let your Mother get a good night's sleep. You have the most elegant fingers and toes and I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Hello Chase. So you've loved having us home with you like this. No, we don't mind scratching you all over; in fact, we're glad you're starting to respond to us. Did I hear a contented sigh?
Hello Jess. Happy Birthday favorite daughter. We sent you giant helium balloons because we thought the boys would love them but we are never sure what to get you for a real present. I think I will order polka dot towels and sheets from the Garnett Hill sale catalogue. How could you not like soft plush aqua polka dots?
Today was my first day outside in almost two weeks. With the help of JB I and my new friend the walker went to see my Mother at her nursing home. What a joy. She is so happy there. What a shock. I asked one of the nurses how she was doing and she broke into a wide smile. "We love her," she said. I believe it.
On Monday my staples come out, all twenty four of them. I will now never enter an Elder Beauty Pagent that has a bathing suit portion.
On Tuesday an editor who has reviewed the first 60 pages of my novel comes here to give me her feedback page by page. She has followed this manuscript through several carnations and she honest to god now says it is GOOD. Actually I think it is too. Actually I am not sure how or when or even if this book will be published. But Actually I am relieved I can write the damn story to a level I feel good about.
I felt more like myself tonight than I have. That won't replace the fact that I'll be icing this knee at 3 am but did I already say the ice feels as refreshing as the Atlantic Ocean in August?
Thank you for so many well wishes. I have never appreciated my blog and even pain-in-the-ass Facebook so much.
Best wishes for a good week,