Song: “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash
I don’t know if it’s the whole “being stuck in the house” thing or what, but time has pretty much ceased to have any meaning to me. It’s been two weeks since I got that surgery done, and three weeks since I posted last. On the good side, things have been moving along not too badly.
The surgery went pretty well – it was the second run at this particular problem, and the surgeon was much more positive about things this time. On the downside, I ended up having to stay overnight for observation because my O2 levels were lower than they were comfortable with. They’ve always been low – I don’t know how many times I’ve been told, “okay, I need you to take a few deep breaths” by nurses once they put that little clip on my finger – but aside from really wanting to get home and being uncomfortable, I was happy they were being more careful than less careful about things.
During the night at the hospital, I had a pretty bad nightmare (tent) and ended up wandering over to the nurse station to ask if it was okay if I stood out there for a few minutes because being in the light and around a living human being helps me a lot. To my surprise, she was FANTASTIC about it and went out of her way to help me calm down and talk to me while I fought off a panic attack.
So yeah, that’s pretty much the big news… and that happened weeks ago. Oh, Zombie Mark has made a few appearances lately. He hasn’t done anything particularly dumb but he’s fallen asleep on the couch and woke J up with his snoring (sorry about that).
As usual, I’ve been doing my best to keep busy. I’ve actually been making progress with some projects and have even finished a couple of them.
Went to do some laundry just before I started writing this post and right after I hit start on the machine, J came downstairs and brought this to my attention:
Some of the covid restrictions have been relaxed around here so tomorrow’s going to be a good day – going to have a visit!
One last thing – this is my first post on this site that I haven’t written up in a word processor first and gone over repeatedly before posting. Hopefully it’s not full of errors…