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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Just Call Me Beltazor

In case anyone's wondering, I'm still alive post-surgery. I'm sitting at home, feeling bored and frustrated because for once I have all the time in the world to work on whatever I please ... only I can't work on it!

It's Day 4 post-op, and I can now get up and down off a chair (or the toilet) with ease, but getting out of bed is a different matter. Darwin went back to work yesterday, so he helped me get out of bed when he left at 4:30 a.m. and deposited me on the couch, where I could more easily maneuver myself up. Anything that requires stomach muscles is still strictly off limits. No picking up my precious kitties, though yesterday I started to be able to bend over just enough to pet the tops of their heads.

I'm running out of pain pills, so I've started rationing them. No sense taking one last night before bed because then it would just be wasted on sleep-time. Today my plan is to space them out from every four hours to every six. Let's see ... I took one at 7 a.m., so I have 2 more hours to go.

I don't know when I'll get to go back to work. My mom made her gall bladder surgery recovery sound like a breeze and a half, so I figured I'd be back by Wednesday. Ha. My mom must be one tough broad. This sucks. And a half.

The doctor's orders are I can't drive until Friday when I go back to see him, and if I'm hopped up on pain pills, driving is probably not such a hot idea. I don't know. I already missed so much work leading up to this surgery that I feel really guilty missing a whole week again. Plus, I'm bored! If I watch one more episode of Charmed, I think I might turn into a demon with a ridiculous name.



Lenise said...

I don't know how it compares, but after my first c-section I had a TERRIBLE time getting up in the morning- so much pain!- but after that, everything else was fine. I guess it was actually gas pain, though if I hadn't been told so, I'd never have believed it. It went on for some time, too, so if that might be what's ailing you, stay away from soda and beans!

I hope you feel better really soon!! (And that the cats go easy on you ;) )

12:16 PM  
jeannie said...

Oh, I hope you feel better soon! Bedrest can be very frustrating. Especially if you've run out of HoHo's.

12:45 PM  
Greg said...

I glad the surgery went well. What ever you do, don’t start watching soap operas. I was on disability for 4 months once and like you I was bored out of my mind. My problem was my shoulders and arms and I couldn’t hold things like books very long so I watch a lot of TV. I got hooked on Days of Out Lives for about 2 years! Ugh! Worst 2 years of my life.

1:08 PM  
Maggie said...

days of our lives does suck now. i loved that show in college. what happened? new writers? i watched it when marlena was possessed. and stephano was the villan.

1:20 PM  
Jordana said...

I'm glad you made it through and I hope the recovery gets easier. Remember that four over-the-counter Advil equals one prescription strength Advil (assuming you are allowed to take them). Best wishes.

3:19 PM  
halloweenlover said...

You poor thing! Can you surf online about Italy? Focus on the fabulous time you are going to have! Research places to visit! Check out ricksteves.com!

I hope you are feeling much better asap, and back to sanding and painting and being all productive before you know it.

4:10 PM  
Jocelyn said...

I'm glad you're okay and at least you will have eliminated this problem albeit painfully.

well wishes from us!

9:22 PM  
Maddy said...

Hope you have a quick recovery!! I completely understand the whole 'stomach muscle' issue. When I had surgery for endometriosis I couldn't lift/bend/drive for about 10 weeks.

Oh, and HI! Love your blog. :)

7:18 AM  
mindy said...

Oh wow - I fell behind on my blog reading, and look what I missed. I'm sorry to hear you're in such pain, better do some ebay shopping to keep you entertained :)

Hope you're back on your feet soon!

6:23 PM  

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