Wednesday, December 15, 2010


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not. ~Mark Twain

I scheduled my knee surgery yesterday - January 26th. I can't begin to express how much I'm dreading having it done. Not only am I worried about general anesthesia (I know, I know 99.9% of the time all is well ... but what if I'm the 0.01%??), but the recovery time sucks (depending on whether he's going to drill into the right side of my knee or not, I'm looking at up to two weeks with NO weight bearing), and the whole thing is just incredibly inconvenient.

I suppose partly it's because I don't like being dependent on anyone, and I'll have to be. My entire house is stairs. The shower and bed is upstairs, the washer and dryer is in the basement. Yes, I'll have crutches, but ... crutches on the stairs? I won't be able to drive for a while ... ugh.

Maybe my knee will miraculously heal in the next five weeks.


Thanks for your input yesterday. I am just moving forward on the story and seeing how it goes. Once it's been beta read, I'll use that input to hopefully layer in my world-building as needed.

For now, I've changed the wallpaper on my desktop to reflect the story and am moving forward a little every day.


You Are Two Turtle Doves

For you, the holidays are a time for family, friends, and most importantly, the person you love.

You like to use this time of year to express your gratitude, admiration, and affection.

Your holiday wish is more love for everyone. You believe there's too much hate in the world.

You try to be easy on people, especially during the holidays. You try your best to keep the peace.

Hmm... about 75/25



Dru said...

Best wishes on your upcoming surgery. I always have to tell the doctor that it takes me forever to wake up from anesthesia.

You Are Six Geese-a-Laying

For you, the holidays are a creative and even inspired time of year. You really get into the spirit of things.

Whether you're crafting homemade gifts or baking holiday treats, your hands like to stay busy.

Your holiday wish is for everyone to feel like a kid again. You hope each person experiences some holiday magic.

This is your favorite season for celebrating old memories and making new ones.

This is 75% accurate.

MJFredrick said...

HUGS!!! Ugh on the stairs...I can't imagine!

Maria Zannini said...

The stairs will be a problem. And although they 'say' two weeks, you're ambulatory the same day.

The only thing I really disliked was not being able to shower.

I don't remember any significant pain--except for that first day when Iko jumped on mommy. Oy!

You'll do fine. Let hubby and DD pamper you for a while.

Angelina Rain said...

I’m sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery but think about it this way; soon you’ll be better than ever. :-)

Tori Lennox said...

Hugs on the impending surgery!!! When I had the Broken Ankle from Hell, I got a walker instead of crutches. It provided a steadier base. But even that I would avoid on the stairs.

Brandy said...

I know you're nervous over the surgery, but think of how things will be much better after your surgery and recovery.
I am Two Turtle Doves as well. And it's about 75% accurate.

I hope your writing goes well today!

Marianne Arkins said...

Dru, I get really bad drug hangovers -- it's why I seldom take ANYTHING... so I imagine I'll have the same problem you do.

Maria, ugh on not showering! I had that same thing when I had my C-Section, and it stinks. I keep wondering about little things like: how will I get up and down from the potty?

Angelina, from your mouth to God's ears! *G*

Tori, I already have crutches so will use those instead of paying more for a walker -- though I do like that idea better (def. more steady).

Brandy, I hope this surgery actually works! He's not sure what he's doing to one side is going to fix the problem. I really, REALLY don't want to do it again.

Thanks all!

Alice Audrey said...

I love your wall paper. I do the same thing to help me get my head into my WIPs. Speaking of which, I should change mine out soon.