In the fun Friday tradition of Havi Brooks, I’ve decided to post a little update on my own week. So here we have, “The Week That Was: The Good, and The Hard”.
We have discovered two new TV shows to watch over the summer-“Leverage” and “White Collar”.
Even More Good: “Leverage” stars Christian Kane. Oh, The Hotness!
This weekend I am reorganizing my office to include these, to help me better organize all my ongoing projects. Oh, how my soul doth love to organize. Especially when it involves getting to buy cool organizing products!
I went to check in with my Primary Care Physician this week to tell him all about my surgery and get some blood work done. I really like to see him because when he examines me he says things like, “Oh, your scars are looking good. You can barely tell they’re there. So I guess that means he [the surgeon] didn’t spill any goo inside ya.” Also, when I showed him my heels, [OMG, you guys, my heels! It’s like I’m growing goat hooves down there] he said, “Oh, they’re fine. They’re just a little crusty.”
A new book by Scott Turow to read on my iTouch.
My parents calling me from a trip to tell me one of the most hysterical stories I’ve heard in a long time.
My weekly session with Lynne, who always reminds me to be kind to myself, and to be easy on myself, and to let myself off the hook.
4 weeks so far of doing really well at learning how to rebuild my diet. Actually learning how to cook and enjoying it for the first time ever.
Plus all the cool benefits that eating much more healthily brings.
3 out of 5 days with no doctor’s appointments
After seriously scorching two of our pots, buying myself a way cool new rice cooker. And my next door neighbor, who introduced me to Citrus Safe, the Scorcher-Getter-Offer.
Pain. Too many days of it.
Fibromyalgia flare-ups that would shoot from 0 to 8 in an instant.
Pain from the swelling caused when I went up on the dosage of the medicine I use to manage the fibromyalgia pain.
Being in pain for so long that it made every step of every thing I did this week feel like climbing Mt. Everest.
My husband was away at a conference for 2 nights and 3 days, and even though he was just at a hotel downtown, I was totally overwhelmed by having to be the only grownup around here for all that time.
Our toilets, AND HOW I HATE THEM WITH THE WHITE HOT INTENSITY OF A THOUSAND SUNS!!!!
OMG, TUESDAY NIGHT!
Both toilets were broken at the same time
I failed at learning how to plunge a toilet while being talked through it over the phone
I was scarily upset at my inability to learn and master this new skill
There was cat sh*t in my tub-so much for a relaxing bath
There was cat barf e-ver-y-where you looked, with no signs of stooping
Having used up all of my very limited energy buying the groceries I had absolutely no energy left with which to cook with them
Stupid new healthy diet meant I couldn’t just go and get some fast food
2 doctor visits, both of which were far away, in 2 days
The 1 1/2 hrs needed to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen, just in case I managed to find a few, tiny bits of energy for cooking a meal
Having to hold my sh*t together all by myself for 48 hours straight while being outnumbered, 3-1, by the cats
And Then Some MAJOR Good-a husband who drove 30 minutes home and 30 minutes back to his conference just to spend 15 minutes here rescuing me from the cats and the house, and who was happy to do so because he loves me and always takes care of me.
Despite my magical thinking that somehow all my health problems would magically be solved by my gallbladder surgery, I still have fibromyalgia. I feel like I’ve let everyone down by still being sick and by having to admit that I really don’t feel well a lot of the time. (Even though the only place I’m hearing that is from the mean voice inside my head).
Doing too much and reactivating my post-surgery pain.
So this was very much a week of both/and for me.
Please feel free to share with us how your week went, if you feel so inspired.
Also: ANY suggestions on how to reverse the goat-hoof-heels trend would be MUCH appreciated.