The other side

So I never did post the night before... had I it would have been more ramblings about fearing death so blah blah blah. It's over. I did it.

Ok... so Bad points first... when I woke up from surgery my shoulder blade felt horrible like it was out of position but that lasted a few hours and the morphine drip made me forget soon enough. I was very lonely I mean... beyond lonely. This should never be attempted alone JMHO. I did get my period but it only lasted 4 days and it was once I got back to the apartment. My incision itches like crazy (I guess a sign of healing) but its driving me nuts!!! That first sip of water was a doozy... foamies blah!

Good points: I'm home!! I've lost some weight already although I don't know how much. I see it in my face a bit and Mom said I looked thinner when she came to pick me up. I'm sleeping through the night. No acid reflux and stellar blood pressure I'm eating ok...crazy small portions LOL my birthday lunch was 8 sporksful of Taco Bell Pintos and Cheese.

Would I do it again??? Yes, but with someone. I didn't need any physical help but I never realized how I would need that emotional connection. I'll post a review of my whole Mexico experience soon.

Highlights of the past week:

Waking up from surgery (always a good thing)
Feeling pretty darn good to say I just had my chitlins rearranged
I turned 35 yesterday and there is a new life in my future

T-minus 6 days

T-minus 6 days

Time is really flying... I think because I've been so busy at work with field trips, projects, graduations. I had a few rough days but I'm a daredevil at heart so I feel like I'm just walking up to the edge and going for it. I can't wait for the day I wake up and feel healthy. I'm so tired I keep reading on OH how you have so much energy after this I'm sooooooo looking forward to that. This sleep apnea is kicking my ass. I feel old (I'm turning 35 in 14 days) and I'm not old.

Well... that's it for now. I'll try and post the night before I leave.

Wiki your birthday

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three or four neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year. Mine: June 28th

1838 - The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom
1894 - Labor Day becomes an official US holiday
1938 - A 450 metric ton meteorite struck the earth in an empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania
1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson is disqualified from WBA title re-match, for biting off part of the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield

1577 - Peter Paul Rubens, Belgian painter (painted fat chicks like me!!)
1966 - John Cusack, American actor (ahhh, lust lust!)

2004 - Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)