Monday, April 24, 2006

Blogging Under the Influence

I'm still on Vicodin for the pain. It makes stringing coherent thoughts together a challenge at times. So I'm just going to toss out some stuff and if it makes sense, great. If not, you'll know why.

  • My first night home from the hospital I sat at the dinner table desperately trying to follow the thread of conversation. Alas, it was a fruitless endeavor for my addled brain. Diana looked at me and announced, 'Mom, you are soooooo stoned!' I slurred back, 'Yep, ain't a pretty picture is it.' Then they all had fun mimicking my glazed look. Good clean family fun.
  • Mr. Lime called me stubborn for insisting I could button my own jeans ( I did it anyway). Later, when I was struggling to put on my own bra (try it one handed ladies, it's a challenge, but I did it anyway) he asked me if it was my silent request for help or if I really wanted to do it myself because he wasn't sure. He's been taking really good care of me.
  • My dad came up yesterday since Mr.Lime and the kids were gone most of the day. We both agreed it was good to have a semi-cool story to go with the mangled arm rather than something lame like tripping over something. He called me stubborn too but said it as a compliment. I'll take that.
  • My mom was here the first two days after I came home. That's a good thing, she's innovative and helped me figure some things out and enforced naptimes while lingering anasthesia wore off and the painkiller dose was double. See, I have this stubborn streak...but she can be even more stubborn.
  • At dinner I was trying to butter a piece of bread one handed. Isaac gently asked if I'd like help. I said, 'yes thank you.' and we giggled because not long ago I had to butter his bread.
  • When I announced my major accomplishment for the day was getting a back hooking bra on all by myself, Calypso thought that was pretty cool. She had to go try. She said it was hard. She also said I ought to keep a list of all my firsts so I can look back over them and see my progress if I have a day when I feel down. Smart kid. I think I'll take her advice.

Well, I promise not to bore everyone with constant posts about my arm/hand but that's where I'm at today. Tomorrow I have my follow up with the surgeon and I hope I can get an idea of how long I'll be casted at least.

Happy Monday all.

19 comments:

logo™ said...

You are my favorite stoner, evah!
Good stories, and you are right, that is a smart kid.
Quit being so stubborn (from one hard head to another)!

logo™ said...

Is it just me or is this post here three times?

BTExpress said...

Your lucky, meds like that do nothing to make me stoned. Believe me I have tried, but it just doesn't work. Does help with the pain though, so I guess I should be grateful for that at least.

BTExpress said...

Yes Logo, she's stoned and knows not what she is doing. LOL

DaMasta said...

Hahaha.. other than the double posting.. wait, there's three? Yeah, blogger was being an a**hole today! Sheeesh! Anyways.. other than that, looks like you're adjusting nicely! Drugged up or not.. you're always a funny blogger!

;) Get well , girlie!

Gary said...

I was hoping you would post today. I have been wanting a good progress report and this one seems pretty positive. You are a brave trooper.

A few years ago I had a kidney infection and took a lot of Vicodin for a couple of days. I didn't much care for it. It just made me want to sleep sleep sleep.

You are lucky to have a family that will help you through this.

MyUtopia said...

Thanks for the update, I was wondering how you were making out. Take care of yourself! I am impressed about the bra.

Bridget Jones said...

Glad to see the update, Limey!

Stubborn is indeed a compliment, and even trying to put on a bra is too. Why would you even think of wearing one?

You have a great family! Mine would have taken pictures at every opp!!!!

(((hugs)))) Bridg

Brian said...

Thinking about you darlin and it sounds like you are slowly on the mend. *HUGS*

Phain said...

you can hook your own bra...but can you wipe your own ass after you pee? *giggle*

Sis B said...

i had a one armed uncle who could even tie his shoes. (oh no, now you're going to go try that, too...) the only thing he never figured out was how to sufficiently wash the back of his hand, or so the legend goes.

you did great until i saw the triple posting, and then i busted up laughing. if i were on vicodin, i wouldn't make half the sense you did. you're doing a great job.

from now on my phrase when telling people i'm busy will be "i'm busier than a one-armed lime in a bra-hooking contest". :)

Breazy said...

Don't forget to let us know what the surgeon says okay ! I hope you are feeling better even if it is a bit . :) *HUGS*

Love ya,
Breazy

barefoot_mistress said...

Glad you're doing ok Lime!

It's a little foggy over here still as well! :p

barefoot_mistress said...

LMAO this post IS here three times...lay off that vicodin missy! LOL

snavy said...

It's not her fault - blogger has been very evil lately.

Too funny!! Yay you on the one handed bra closure!!!!

Hope all goes well with the follow-up.

Addict said...

I was impressed (till I read all three posts, then I just laughed and wished for a vicodin).
I'm hoping for good news tomorrow...
And thank you so much for all of the support at my place :)

gloria jean said...

I've taken minimal Vicodin in my life but it does make me loopy. And the next day when it seems like it's all worn off I'm forgetful and intellectually slow... Powerful stuff.

Moosekahl said...

The bra thing...hilarious! I know my lady patients have gotten better when they tell me they got their bra on the "normal" way. I know EXACTLY what you mean.

And again, you have amazing children!

Chickadee said...

I've been thinking about you girlie. I think keeping a journal to track your progress is a great idea...it will help you see the accomplishments you make every day.

I will continue to hold you in my thoughts.