I was talking with my sister yesterday and she said that she had just read my blog posts for this month....she said: "You need to get out more". Yep, I know the pickins has been slim. I've resorted to photos of blurry deer and flowers. I then had to confess that yesterday I also had just taken a bunch of pics of a bird eating seeds off the little pinecone feeder that Addy had made for me for Christmas.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
It's been a while since I've posted..I don't usually let things go by this long. I guess I figured I really didn't have a ton to blog about. So I had to get my thinking cap on and look back to see where I was and where I'm going. I've spent much time with ice and the recliner which sits by the large slider in the living room. I saw this big gal lurking up at the Creepy Woods looking for some snacks.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
I was tired of looking at the color purple from the last post...those lovely hamhocks called legs! I'm posting the blue, blue skies and if I could I'm sure I would capture the blue, blue lips of anyone hanging out in this weather! It's dango cold out there! Schools were closed today and staying indoors is a good idea. Of course today would be the day I had my post-op visit and got my staples out. At 7:30am no less! Anyway, everything is going fine...he said I was a "rock star"...Ha! I feel more like just a "rock". But in 2 weeks I can drive and then I'll feel truly on the road to being me. Anyway, if you live where it's warm...enjoy! If you live where it's -27 like it was here today (wind chill)...you can fill in your own words!
Monday, January 5, 2015
I don't want to gross anyone out...so feel free to pass this post by! My blog is also a journal for me. With that in mind I wanted to grab a pic of my lovely bruising. This is my worst leg and this actually looks better than the other day. I've gotten into a routine. Jack and I get up together at the same time I always got ready for work. I've been going up and down stairs since I got home last week, but never alone. Once I'm down stairs I'm here for the day. PT had me using just a cane today...slowly moving forward. I see the surgeon on Thursday so he can remove the 35 or more staples per leg. So I'm hoping to sleep through the night one day and walk unassisted...sort of like being reborn! Except for these ugly specimens! I hope purple is in this Winter.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
I haven't missed a January 1st post in many years and I didn't want today to be different. We celebrated the same way we've done in the past. We cooked ribs on the grill and threw in the sides that are supposed to bring good luck.Most might shudder at the menu, so let's just say it was good and move on! I didn't take any pics of the food or of Jordan, Phil, or Eddy who joined us. So what to post about was kicking around my cranium. I kept coming back to something that happened while in the hospital. There was a question that I was asked as much as I was asked my name and birth date. "How would you rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten." Just in case you couldn't figure it out, a picture was shown of the zero with a big smiley face and ten with a big crying face. Funny, the only time I would have said ten...nobody asked! (Maybe it was my vocabulary). Having worked in healthcare for a few million years, I understand that the goal is pain management...or actually pain free. People do not want to feel pain...really, who does? But is that realistic? If hospitals don't do the most they can to insure a comfortable stay, well there are enough government watch dogs to make sure we do! This thought had me wondering how we would rate our lives on a daily basis with that scale. See, we want our patients pain free, but I'm not sure a pain free life is ideal. I've learned a lot of lessons between zero and ten. Trust is built, faith developed , love is learned...as well as earned, and that can't happen on a constant zero. We all know the lesson of tasting the bitter to appreciate the sweet. 2015 will have it's share of tens...and it's blessings of zero. But I don't want to discount the two through nine...that's where the character of our souls is waiting.