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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.


Charlie & Snoopy(c)

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.

The Aftermath of Surgery
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6 thoughts on “The Aftermath of Surgery

  • October 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Oh, Lo-Lo!!! YOU my dear are uplifting to me, no matter what you seem to go through you do come out on top and can make this girl laugh! I know all too well the crazy people that live within us, sometimes they just need to get out, so I’m glad it actually happened…now “they or her or whatever” can rest until next time! I love you and am gla dyou are recovering and are surrounded by loved ones that will put up with you! jk 😉 I wish we could sit and laugh together in person again…maybe soon! Get some rest and remember to be light and fluffy! LOVE YOU LOIS!!!!!!

    • October 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks, Kyndal! I’m working on the “light and fluffy” hahahaha!

  • October 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Lois I’m so happy to hear from you. I was really worried when I couldn’t find anything after the surgery. Things will get better. They always do. Try to stay positive! <3

    • October 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks, Barbara – it’s one day at a time, as you know!

  • October 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    You are quite the trooper, blogging so soon after surgery. Rock on!

    You are in my thoughts. I’m sending warm purple healing light your way.


    • October 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you, Blaize… hugs to you, too!

  • October 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Oh dear FLOIS!

    Anyway….I’m so relieved to read a note from you…it may have taken a while one finger lefty, but so glad to hear from you. AAAACK and so feeling your pain. Recovery is not for the faint at heart, I think your first week is the hardest, but like you say…it’s not gonna be easy.
    Thank goodness for Mark and Nick and bless him for staying by your side during the surgery day.
    Pain pills can be a pain.
    They help, and then they are a bummer. Good for you to step away from them this soon. It’s so hard, I know it is.
    I’m so grateful to Mark and Nick that they have been there, and you can stay with them. It’s hard on you too! You need your space. But making the best of it is a challenge. Do you have a guest room there? As long as I have a tv, (I know you don’t watch much) and a ipad, and a wi.fi….I can stay in one room. You will be able to wander again…don’t worry!
    With LOTS OF LOVE coming your way. Big hugs…gently, on your other side.
    So….here is too a quick recovery, feel better soon!
    Xoxo Frebbie..

    • October 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you, Frebbie! (Boy, it’s been awhile since those FR- days, huh!?) No guest room – their house is micro-small – but I have an inflatable mattress crammed into their tiny extra room, which is full of stuff like a sofa and TV. I haven’t watched any TV, though (except one night when I couldn’t sleep) because I’m facing away from it but I haven’t really felt like it either. Maybe as I get better… I do have wifi! Hugs to you <3

  • October 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Can’t wait for those pictures! Hope all is settling down now and that everything is starting to look up!! 🙂

    • October 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      I wish I could have seen a video – but 3 hours of open wrist/arm could probably get boring after awhile 😀

  • October 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Lois (my frendo); I, too, was a little worried when I didn’t see any postings from you. Hence, the text message(s). I was so happy to finally hear from you. It’s going to take some time, Lois, but you will get there one step at a time. Each day will be better than the day before. In the meantime, please know that I keep you in my thoughts and prayers every day. And, I am so glad we were able to get together last month. Lois is on the mend, making a comeback better and stronger than before 🙂 {{{ HUGS }}}

    • October 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks, Nancy – big hugs to you, my friend!

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