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A Little of Both and Neither

Posted 04-10-2014 at 09:14 PM by wellies ("A Little Song, A Little Dance. PTTD Surgery...AND BEYOND!)
Updated 04-11-2014 at 12:25 PM by Administrator (editing...?...yeah, my reason for editing is editing...)

Welcome to my world. Today's post is a no-nonsense account of "life lived." For those of you who are just joining us, that means: "Here is what i'm thinking about," ...BTW: if you need a title to make any conversation relevant enough for you to consider, we may already not be friends, so....there's that........ wow... i lose.. i just used "btw." Sorry y'all.

Right so, I'm already filled with regret. The above sounds petulant and elitist. Let me re-phrase:...
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Excitement and fear, all at once.

Posted 04-10-2014 at 02:40 PM by k742

My lovely new doctor prescribed some meds for the pain I’ve been dealing with more frequently. I’m equal parts excited and terrified at the thought of pain meds. Any others have this fear?

I’ve already told myself to save the Vicodin for emergencies only - the other he gave me was ketorolac (Toradol)…this one comes with some potentially nasty side effects, but I think I’ll be OK (good thing I bought the whole milk this time instead of the low-fat junk!). I’ve also made a deal with...
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Re-Entry? Yeah, more like... burning up in the atmosphere

Posted 04-02-2014 at 12:53 AM by wellies ("A Little Song, A Little Dance. PTTD Surgery...AND BEYOND!)

Well, it's been some time since I posted to the blog. There are several contributing factors at work here when it comes to my lack of ....well...posting to the blog...:

Firstly, I've never "blogged" before, so getting into the habit of regularly journaling as opposed to my usual "seat-of-the-pants-scribbling-of-notes-on-knapkins-etc-when-something-strikes-my-fancy" style has been a change for me. Sitting down to purposefully write on a regular basis (outside...
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Small Setbacks; it's the little things that count (at least, I'm counting them)

Posted 03-21-2014 at 11:35 AM by wellies ("A Little Song, A Little Dance. PTTD Surgery...AND BEYOND!)
Updated 03-21-2014 at 11:38 AM by wellies (typo)

Right. So.
Here is the short story for anyone joining us just now, and/or the rendezvous and debrief for those who have been on Mr. Toad's wild ride with me from the beginning:

[feel free to skip to the story if you find this bit as dull to read as I did to write... but it is informative]

On Feb. 24, 2014, I had PTTD reconstructive surgery. I had the following procedures (google if you like, but there's nothing particularly interesting here unless you're...
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It felt like the first day of school ….. i am ambivalent

Posted 03-13-2014 at 11:03 AM by wellies ("A Little Song, A Little Dance. PTTD Surgery...AND BEYOND!)
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First day of school…allow me to explain:

1) I go by my middle name, but all of my paper work must have my full name on it. So, I spent the entire day being called by my first name and having to politely inform everyone that I go by the middle one, only then have those same people call me by my first name almost immediately after. Are they calling and keeping "role" in their heads?

2) The waiting room was filled with sullen people, everyone looking like they've...
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