Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Post Op


As you can imagine,4am came early on Monday.

But despite the alarm, the lights and my shower, the cats slept on, curled up on my bed in their usual spots, oblivious to all the angst and action.

Thanks guys.

And who knew that a normal ride from my house in Arlington to Georgetown Hospital would shrink from 30 minutes to 10, leaving me standing outside the doors waiting for them to open at 5am?

And who knew that Tini, Mr. B's mother would make it there at 6:50am to keep me company till the witching hour of 7:30. And appear shortly after I regained consciousness with an iced latte in hand?

I was on my home, slightly Frankenstein in appearance, by 10:30, exhilarated as ever by the cocktail of drugs whirling through my body.

Anesthesia peps me up.

The incision looks to be in good shape 2 days later, and I know this because I ask every stray nurse or pharmacist I run into.

The hardest part is eating, talking and laughing. And these are three of my favorite things.

And not weeding of course.

A customer told me today I looked like a cat had gotten at me. A big cat he said.

Really? Looking forward to doing his mothers day flowers.

Another customer said "oh, that must have hurt".

I said " well, I was sedated". I must look like I was in a knife fight. With a big cat.

But I'm delighted it's over, the Doctor said all looks good, and the stitches come out next Tuesday.

Life goes on. I'm primping for tonight's' previously scheduled Airbnb guest and praying for more rain so I won't feel guilty about not watering.  But how nice is it to be able to walk out the door and cut a few stems of flowers! Glass overflowing. And I say this without benefit of drugs.



Thank you all for your comments, emails and text.

And the flowers in the house, both on your blogs and on Instagram.

You truly do give me courage when I start to falter.

And I am always grateful.

xo J








26 comments:

  1. Somehow I have missed what procedure you had? The good thing is you are blogging and, you have THE best friends! Lisa

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    1. Oh I had some basal cell cancer removed from my chin right below my lip. hence the difficulty in chewing. And laughing. and talking. thank god for blogging!

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  2. I missed it too. What the hell? Maybe it's my tiny attention span. Anyway, that's scary. Hope you're feeling better. Three cheers for friends that arrive with iced lattes.

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    1. I'll say! And 3 cheers for friends who show up and comment! I am feeling better. Relieved.

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    2. um, I'll say for friends with coffee, not your tiny attention span:-))

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  3. Oh! I'm sorry I missed that news. But bcc is among the least scary. And a positive outlook is best for ALL things.
    I shall "send" you some flowers via Farcebook.

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    1. That's right! Off to see my flowers xoxo

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  4. Prayers for healing. You are amazing dealing with the scare!
    THANK YOU!
    After reading your blog last week, I made a doctor appointment, and got a referrel to have a dermatologist skin map done.

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    1. I am glad to hear this. I wish I was such a fast learner. Report back please.

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  5. A familiar face with your coffee beverage of choice is a beautiful way to return to the world. I am very happy to see you back to life as usual.

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    1. So it is, and a beautiful face too.

      xoxo

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  6. I'm glad the procedure went so well. I love the way you approach everything with a sense of humor. :)

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    1. I'm so lucky I can just sit down and bang out what I feel with no restrictions.

      Too bad I can't learn to edit before hitting publish.....

      Thank you.

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  7. Three cheers for Tini! Glad you are doing well; hope that continues. The daffs are lovely, and your guest will be delighted with your small, but charming space. Enjoy your time off from weeding!

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    1. Oh, I have to learn to enjoy the spring beauty and stop staring at the weeds.

      But I tell myself that every year!

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  8. It sounds bigger than what I first understood, hence my stupid put a bandaid on it comment. Glad you're coming along swimmingly, as they say. All ready for Mother's Day! (You can always plead disability!)

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    1. I think the worst part, well besides a constant diet of smoothies and scrambled eggs is getting all the drugs out of my system.

      But today i could work a full 9 hours, no more tired at 5:00, and I ate a rice and bean bowl with chicken!

      God, I was hungry.

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  9. I missed your procedure too! How did that happen? I am glad it's over. I MUST stop by the shop to visit you. I will try next week. You are off on Mondays, right?

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    1. I am off on Monday. And Alicia is off on Tuesday, so if you could squeeze in Wednesday all 3 designers would be there to see you. And we would all love that.

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    2. Wednesday it is. I am out of town now so I don't have my calendar in front of me. I will check when I get back. Hopefully I can come by this Wednesday.

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  10. It's good to see you sounding chirpy amid all that dreary but necessary misery. Hurrah for your brave spirit, my dear, and may it all fade away and disappear now.

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  11. "You should see the other guy/cat" is one of the responses you can give the insensitive commenters on your appearance. Otherwise, just ignore them if you can. I am glad that you are feeling better!

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  12. That's that done and dusted. Thank you for looking outwards and upwards as always.

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  13. Oh, I'm so sorry for having missed all this, and FITH too. I blame Catkin, the enormous cat who monopolises the computer chair and bites me if I try to move her.... But I'm so glad you came through unscathed and feeling positive. Look after yourself now. And where did that promised email go????

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