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Time out

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Is it still recovery?
Or do I just need some peace and quiet?
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So I had my colonoscopy, and was told everything was just fine, thank God!
My plans were to go right back to work the morning after the procedure (yesterday), but then I found out the doctor gave me two days of sick-leave. And that's how I understood that I really really needed some time out...
So today is my second day at home. My legs still feel a little shaky, or maybe I'm just imagining it... anyway, still a little afraid to go back to my walking routine in earnest. Mostly cross-stitching, and doing some neglected house-cleaning (including my mother's home, which is quite another story). Today I plan to sew the skirts I promised my granddaughters. Yesterday helped their mother, who started college this week (with much apprehension), with her assignment in Introduction to Greek Philosophy - so we cuddled together and read and discussed Socrates.
What can be better?
The guilt, of course, is always present at the background... telling me I should be doing this and that, I'm not moving ahead with the PhD data collection, I have things to do at work, and all this ironing, and I should already be moving more, and....... whatever.
Whatever. I'm still on sick leave today.
Yes, I think I'm still recovering.
The rest of the world will have to wait for me.
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NESARIAN 10/20/2012 2:47PM

    Time out is a blessed and nurturing placement that is also a gift. I like timeouts! Be kind to yourself. The world will wait. Very happy to hear all went well with the test. That must be a bug relief!

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TRI_BABE 10/17/2012 10:43PM

    Yes - take time for yourself!

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GABIBEAR 10/17/2012 12:23AM

    Good for you. It sounds absolutely wonderful that you had such a nice time. Like you are just where you should be. Don't give yourself any lashes for that! You don't have to be 100% all of the time. You obviously needed that time. Thank God that your procedure went well and everything is fine. emoticon emoticon

I went through it last year so know exactly where you are coming from. Don't worry the rest of the world will wait for you!

Gabi
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BESEVEN 10/16/2012 10:41PM

    You have to take care of yourself. That's most important!

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PEPPYPATTI 10/16/2012 6:11PM

    Just enjoy your down time. You will come back even stronger especially now that you know everything is all right!
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RICHILA 10/16/2012 1:15PM

    Sometimes we have to shush those voices and just take care of ourselves.
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YOYONOMORE1 10/16/2012 11:14AM

    Glad you procedure had good results. Your body needs to recoup even after procedures, be nice to you!

Hugs,
Shirl

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GARDENCHRIS 10/16/2012 7:16AM

    it is called taking care of yourself! emoticon

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CAKAROO 10/16/2012 6:18AM

    glad thing went well with your procedure

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JTREMBATH 10/16/2012 2:41AM

    After a colonoscopy you need 2 days to get over it with sedation you cannot drive only rest, thr preparation alone takes a lot out of you.

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