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Friday, July 24, 2020

Hanging In There

I wish I could say I was as pretty and perky as these fuchsia flowers, but at least I'm still hanging around, occupying my space.

I gave in to the opioids.  Dealing with nerve pain along with the incision pain just finally got to be too much. With my bowels functioning properly after the first week of recovery, I hit the drugs. A couple of days in, I hurt less, thankfully, but I now battle the big grog most of the time, which makes reading almost impossible.
 I managed to get up and showered and dressed this morning in time for a Zoom meeting with friends.  It's a bright spot in the week. 
Nights are still a process, settling in one position for a few hours, getting up to pee, and then resettling in another position for a few hours. By between 4:00 and 5:00AM I am ready to leave my bed and seek my recliner downstairs for a while, where I have been finding something on HGTV to watch. Then I settle in on the couch to try to get a little more sleep. It's a process. Tom is wonderful at ensuring my safety as I transition from one place to another.
 Abutilon, one of several we have in pots.
This morning I filled out my primary ballot. It didn't include POTUS. I can't wait to vote for a new president.

It did include a l-o-n-g list of candidates for governor, most of whom I have never heard. I'll be sticking with our incumbent, Gov. Insley. 

I've almost made it through another morning. I need to do another little walk about in the yard before lunch. I'll take my phone camera and maybe snap a few more photos.


12 comments:

  1. Haven’t been by in the longest time and glad I popped in today to wish you well! Keep up that positive attitude! With all that beauty around you you’re destined for a speedy recovery! XO

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  2. Sorry that you had to take the opioids but just glad they were there to help. Also having Tom is a blessing. Keep taking it one step at a time and you will be with your hands in the dirt soon enough.

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  3. Oh wow, Linda! I'm sorry you're in so much pain. Please take care with the opiods though. I'm glad you've got your whole family caring about you there.

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  4. Recovery is a process that takes it's time. we have to be good... like behave ourselves. I'm sure you're doing a good job of this.

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  5. I can't imagine the pain you're enduring. I sure hope it lessens each day.

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  6. I’m glad you are perking along as best you can. I hope the nerve pain begins to abate and then disappear. Nerve pain is the worst! I’m glad you have a kind, supportive, and observant caregiver. Take care.

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  7. I was surprised at the number of candidates running for governor of VT. Why anyone would want the job right now is beyond me. I think our governor has done an excellent job dealing with the pandemic but he is getting criticism for being too cautious and for mot being cautious enough. You can't win.
    Wishing you recovery and good health.

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  8. Sorry to hear your pain continues-i find my recliner easier to sleep in than the bed on those nights when I can't sleep. Take care of you...hugs-Lin

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  9. Hopefully the pain will dissipate soon, especially the nerve pain.

    Fuchsia is one of my favorite flowers, they are so delicate and pretty. I've not seen Abutilon here in the garden centres - it's beautiful too!

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  10. I don't see how you are able to go up and down the stairs. That would kill me even with opioid. Hang in there, Linda! Prayers.

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  11. Hope you can ditch the drugs soon and begin to feel better one of these days! Way to go Tom... keep being the best Nurse Linda has!

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  12. There is no shame to use pain medication to get over the worst part of healing. All that sleep you are getting is letting your body mend. Good to hear you are hanging in there. Keep a focus on this gorgeous garden of yours and soon you will be skipping through the paths.

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