Its Friday. Wow. That’s about all I’ve got to say around here. My hand is fine. In fact, if I had a third hand, I’d really have this whole recovery thing down pat. Haven’t quite got a handle on the ‘feeling sorry for myself’ bit.
Anyway, after feeling morose for the better part of two days, I thought maybe I’d try to count my blessings?
1. A storm came in last night, and THE FLIES are gone!
2. I can still walk. And I am. I’ve taken a walk every day this week, except the actual day of surgery. Woo hoo for me. Noah is especially thrilled, because he is getting pretty tired of the grumpy me.
3. I am within 50 points of my bronze award on the Presidential Champions Challenge! I’ve earned almost 40,000 points since April 27. I guess I’ll keep going and try to get to the silver, and maybe even the gold. Its a fun way to keep track of my exercise.
4. For now I am the high bidder on a set of colored pencils on ebay. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.
5. I found a bunch of new free Dog Whisperer episodes to watch on the computer via National Geographic.
6. ‘They’ are still paying me to stay home! Amazing.
7. Noah is still white, Sophie still loves me, and Mr. Monk is ever faithful.
I know there are a lot more serious things to be thankful for. I just thought I’d share the silly things that make me smile in between being grouchy.
I’ve been roaming the internet for a while now, and it occurred to me it would be polite to tell you all I made it through surgery just fine. Its almost like deja vu from the first surgery, so I won’t bore you with the details. Except to say this one was only my wrist, and not my wrist and my thumb, like on my left hand, so I think it hurts even less. I’m typing with both hands! As soon as I’m done here, I’m going to go sew on the little quilt project I prepared for my post op course. I might try out a new recipe I saw in a magazine I bought for my post-op treat, Whole Living. Anyone heard of this magazine? Pretty good articles. A few were too new-agy for me, but overall some interesting info and a pretty layout. Their vegetable Thanksgiving recipes were really wonderful looking–I’m thinking of trying the one that combines ravioli with green beans and almonds, since I have all those ingredients in the refrigerator. The green beans reminds me–I got that 3 pound bag of already prep’d baby green beans at Costco, and holy moly, those were worth it. I’ve had them roasted a couple of times now. From bag to pan in 2 seconds flat.
I’m hoping to keep up with my exercise mojo this time. The weather is definitely turning cooler, great walking weather. If I can get my shoes on, I plan to go out later this afternoon. And of course, I’ve got all that good food pre-prepared, so will be eating well. Oh, that reminds me of another recipe in that magazine that I want to try–roasted brussel sprouts, grapes, and walnuts. Doesn’t that sound scrumptious? Might try that tonight if I can wield a knife safely!
Over and out. I’ll probably be checking in pretty frequently, as typing seems to be one of the easiest, and most rewarding post-op things I can do.
Left hand, 8 weeks post-op.