Thursday, March 24, 2005

Recovery isn't much fun

I know that this isn't news to anyone. Recuperating from surgery is boring, tedious, painful, depressing.

The wound itself is progressing well, I guess. There is bruising but the pain gets less each day. My mobility is improving, but I still lie down each afternoon for a while--otherwise I start getting bad back-aches in the evening.

The worst thing, by far, is the very limited amount of food that I can stomach. The doctors said that I should keep it bland, focusing on clear liquids and broths for several days. It is not at all fun thinking about beef/chicken broth for lunch. I have been eating a lot of toast, because that doesn't seem to affect me badly. But that gets old. I ate an apple with my toast yesterday morning and that seemed all right. But in the hopes that my stomach was improving, I ate a small ham sandwich with a bit of cheese for lunch.

Bad idea.

All night long I had bad indigestion, lots of discomfort, and a steady fear of throwing up like I did on Monday morning.

Luckily I woke up feeling much improved today, but I wonder when my stomach will be able to handle more complex foods. It is discouraging, let me tell you.

On the plus side, FX has just finished showing my favorite collection of Buffy episodes ever, the arc leading up to the end of season 4 (the Mayor's ascension, Faith goes off the deep end, the seniors graduate, Angel leaves Sunnydale for his own show). So that has occupied some of my time.

But, there isn't much more to do other than some laundry, finish the taxes, try to catch up on blogging.

I know that all of you sitting at work would probably love to have this kind of time . . . so, I'll leave it at that.

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