Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"now let's make sure Ms. Milton is comfortable..." (Fade to black.)

Look at me! Sitting up! Well, I guess you'll have to take my word for it. I'm back in my chair and overusing exclamation marks.

I came through my procedure - which makes it sound like I had a facelift - just fine. I'm considering getting a cheery tattoo on my forearm, like good luck, to bolster the nursing staff charged with starting an IV on my puny veins - it really is a challenge. They work the needle like parking a SUV in a small parking lot, in out, in out, in out, apologizing under their breath. Nothing like giving them a quest, I guess. But thankfully, that was the worst of it because the drugs were just that good. I can hardly remember any of it.

Greg brought me home and went to fetch me jello and soup while I rested. I swore I felt OK until I passed out, barely finishing my phone call. I woke up in a fright, certain I heard the kids' bus and I flung myself down the stairs, sliding in my socks and nearly breaking my neck for kids that were still at school. I think this is why I wasn't allowed to drive. Something about lack of judgement.

I woke this morning, prepared to stay home and follow the doctor's orders, sensing I would feel just fine but I would use it as an excuse to watch TV or read. Truth is, I had to lay still because I was light-headed and queasy, hungover from the drugs. A nurse called to check on me and told me to take it easy. So I did and I am.

So concludes this wild toad's wild ride. Thanks for all the encouragement. It is so appreciated.

(Maybe I should have stuck to recycled posts. I still feel a bit off. Or offer. Is that a word? Going now...)


lapoflux said...

Glad to hear you made it through okay!

Sorry, but I giggled (only a tiny bit!) at the bit about flying down the stairs to meet the school bus ;-)

Hope you are back to your usual self soon!

Spagirl said...

I'm so pleased to hear that the procedure went smoothly. Do you have any results yet or does that come later? Suck up the sympathies and rest. Give me a jingle if you need anything.

CamiKaos said...

I'm glad you made it through the procedure and down the stairs in one piece.

feel well.

GodshallMama said...

still hilarious even drugged up!

serial commenter said...

So are you up to going with Jen and Steph to Found? I will watch all of the kids while you all go out. I can just give them Nyquil and put on a movie... You know I'm just kidding about the movie right ;).

Glad you are feeling well and maybe you should just stay downstairs.


PS: Stephanie has been trying to comment but for some reason she is being blocked on your blog :(

katydidnot said...

i hope you got to enjoy dr. phil and oprah *cough* *gag* (i have a hard time liking her), the young and the restless and judge judy.

try so hard to *not* break your neck in your socks.

katydidnot said...


do you think stu will watch my kids too? so i can go where ever you guys are going?

Dana said...

Feel better soon.

Suzanne said...

Welcome home! Glad you are coming along well on the road to recovery.

ps- I have huge, "junkie" veins that nurses love. They smile when they see my arms.

Daisy said...

So glad to hear all went well. And, how funny about flipping out of bed at the school bus sound? Goodness...it would take more than that to wake me from a Vicodin-induced stupor! :-)