I have some cool pics of my recent adventure into the realms of people who’ve had surgery – the docs in their colorful scrubs and magnifying glasses, the surgical team in action, the X-rays showing the plates, me during a very long recovery, etc. – but typing with one finger on my left hand doesn’t make for easy blog-post-writing so I’ll post those pics another day.
In the meantime, here’s a little something I dictated on my iPhone this morning, along with a Snoopy and Charlie Brown(c) cartoon – that’s kinda how I feel right now.
It’s been an incredibly rough week here in Lois Land; all things considered, though, I’m not dead, and neither are Mark and Nick. We’re all just trying to figure out how to play the parts that were apparently assigned to us in this drama and it hasn’t all been pretty: the pain from the new plates in my right arm have kept me from sleeping and so I’ve been very cranky, and the “violation” of their little living space has left Mark and Nick not knowing what to do to make it better and I’ve been too drugged up to know how or what to say or ask. I ditched the narcotics a couple of days ago and some angry crazy person who’d been living in my head emerged, and although she was fairly incoherent and sounded downright insane at the time, she’s now at rest. Thank goodness. I’m very grateful to Mark and Nick for everything they’ve done, and especially to Nick for being with me at the surgery center last week while Mark was in Texas at a work-related conference. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart …and my apologies for that crazy person who jumped out of my mouth.
And to Mark’s friend, Todd, all I can say is I’m sorry. Truly sorry. Maybe some day we can laugh about it together.
Now back to our regular programming. Thanks to everyone who contacted me after the surgery – you know who you are and I really appreciated it. And if anyone else feels so inclined, I would love to hear from you – it would make my day if you left a comment, sent me an email, texted me, or called. I’ll do my best to answer or get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you!
Onward and upward …
But first, I’m gonna take a nap.