Post-op Update: Back in the saddle again

OK, back in the saddle if said saddle is really padded and it caresses my bum lightly and lovingly.

According to the doctor, the back surgery was a success.  In fact, it already feels like it.  For the first time in a very long time, I don’t have a grabbing sensation in my left leg with every step.  It’ll be a while before I feel the results of the fusion, but, overall, I feel pretty well.

The wacky parts.  Any male who gets a catheter should also receive a Medal of Freedom.  After all, we’ve earned it more than some prior recipients.  Finally, there must be a better way to remove one than play tug of war with it.  I didn’t really understand what was happening when the guy started counting “One, two, THREE!,” but three was a dead giveaway.

My two biggest problems are gas and the post anesthesia hits.  More so than the actual incisions, the gas pains have been, at times, extremely painful.  This has impacted my ability to get up and down.  It’s true that bowels don’t appreciate being juggled.  Who knew?

Finally, every once in a while I am overcome with fatigue…as just happened.  It’s loads of fun falling asleep on the toilet or while walking.  It’s the coolest way to impress your friends, kids!

As far tomorrow, my offer still stands.  If a couple of volunteers can help with the smoker, we can bring it on over there.  Wood has already been chopped, and it’s be a matter of putting the sausage on about 1 ½ hours before the party starts.  Get the charcoal going about 45 minutes before that, and it’s all good.  To me, it’s a matter of 20 minutes worth of work and having an entire smoker filled vs. grilling for a really, really long time.  From past experience, I know which one I think is easier.

Thanks to everybody for the wonderful support.  It is so much appreciated.


All about Papa

Yeah, it’s been a while since I have done anything with the site. But, in another spastic moment, that’ll be changing soon.

On Thursday, I’m having back surgery, so I’ll be kinda laid out for a few days. In the meantime, I hope to post plenty of new photo collections we have. In January, we bought a new Canon Digital SLR, and it rocks the cat box. We have tons of pictures, and the quality of this camera is leaps and bounds above the last one (a six year old digital).

So, this is a heads up if anyone has even been visiting lately. I really do hope to do more with the site. And, here’s some “proof.”

What I’m listening to: Balkan Beat Box.