Returnth to Normal?

Tomorrow, next step on the way back to "normal". I go back to work... I'm excited and scared about that. Excited because I've sat on my ass for the last 6 weeks. I can't sit on my ass no more. I know the meaning of the word "laid up" and I don't wanna do it again. I'm a bit scared, to be honest. After being in the house, and not leaving the house on my own... I'm going to drive to work, get out of the car, and scoot my knee walker, crutches,…Read more …

Barbarian in the Gate… and you let him in

What do you do if the barbarian in in the gate? He's walked right through the gate, and you let him in. He's inside. You can't let him out, because circumstances require someone to take up that space... how do you deal with it? Proactively. Will the barbarian, marked as spoiled, choose to continue to enter the gates? Walk amongst us, like a monster amongst men? Pretend nothing is wrong? Or will he stay home, run away from his crimes, and force us to bring... shall we say... more extensive legal forms of…Read more …

“…more than you can handle”

There's a saying out there. Maybe it's out of the Bible or some other biblical level text. It more or less states that God will never give you more than you can handle. God will ALLOW trials and tribulations to come unto you. Well, the good Lord must think I'm some kind of freaking bad ass... So... in addition to my recently snapped leg and ankle... I've started to have issues with my right ear. The issues I'm experiencing with my right ear are exactly the same as the issues I had with…Read more …

Surgery and Hospital – Part Two

I was not really very happy with the inpatient rehab. It felt horribly restrictive, and part of the issue is that sometimes, people don't get that I cannot hear them. At one point, they attached a "nanny" to the wheelchair I was in. (it clips to the chair, and the back of my shirt) This was not comfortable nor explained.  I demanded it be removed and that they explain WHY it was placed. It was to "make sure I didn't get up when I wasn't supposed to.". Well, no one EXPLAINED THAT to…Read more …

Surgery and Hospital – Part One

So, let’s talk about the surgery. The big one. I went in to St. Mary’s about 7am on 4/23 for surgery. Spent only about 20 minutes in the waiting room, then they took me into the back. Settled me into a small waiting area, pretty much by myself. My surgeon comes back, and marks my left leg (so we work on the right one :) They asked me to leave my hearing aid on.. except while we were waiting, my hearing aid battery DIED. Alas. But my hearing aid was left on (and…Read more …