Listening to: Everclear, "Glorious"
That's right kids, I have returned from the muddle of surgery and recovery. I'm doing lots better now, although the first day or two were mind-blowingly painful. Just sitting up was a two-person job.
But the gallbladder is out, and I now have one fewer organ than the average person. I've decided to take this as a good thing. Who needs all those organs, right?
The general anesthesia makes you really shaky once you wake up, though, which isn't fun when you have four fresh, very painful incisions in your stomach and your abdominal muscles feel like you've just done about 1000 sit-ups. They quickly gave me drugs, though, and then all was well. Very well, in a hazy sort of way.
The funny thing was, I was remarkably cheerful when I woke up right after they sliced & diced me and put me back together (aside from shaking violently enough to rattle the entire hospital). Just happy the darn thing was over, and I had several days of jello and chicken broth and painkillers and laying on the couch, slipping in and out of consciousness ahead of me.
And now all that fun is over, and it's time to get back to work. I'm still tiring easily, and my incisions are preventing me from sleeping on my tummy (grr!), but I can at least do some stuff. After all, going through my CPs comments and incorporating their suggested changes isn't that strenuous, right? Right? No, I was wrong, it is strenuous. But I'm doing it anyway! Also, trying to find an apartment for my mom that allows small dogs. I can't decide which of these two chores is the most worthy of procrastination. They might come up equal, I think.
Thanks to Tia for her wonderful comments and insightful suggestions. I am forever in her debt!
And once all that fun is over, I think I'm ready for the big plunge. That's right--sending out those query letters. I can talk more about that later, though. I just wanted to update the ol' blog, since it hasn't been touched in a week, and put the word out there to all three of my regular readers that I'm doing okay.
How has your first week of the year gone? Anything fun and wonderful, or, you know, the opposite? What do you hope to accomplish this year? Any fun resolutions? Come on, talk to me...I can't drive for another week, and I'm so very lonely and bored!
Onward and upward, into 2008!
If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving