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Deja Vu

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I remember now how much I started hating my bedroom, the television, sleeping . . . when I had my surgery back in February. Now I feel like I'm in an episode of the Twilight Zone as I sit here, once again, staring at a black TV screen with just the word ROKU moving randomly around the screen. Every now and then I go back and find something else to watch on Netflix or Hulu or one of the other channels on there. Heck, I've even watched a few Twilight Zone episodes! I have DIRECTV, but there sure isn't anything on there I want to watch. I really don't even like TV that much, but my entertainment options are pretty limited right now. Guess I need to have someone dig out some books that I haven't had the time to read.

I went to see my orthopedic surgeon yesterday. Of course it had to be the same surgeon that operated on me in February. He walked into the examining room, looked at me and said, "You know, you really didn't have to go break a bunch of bones to come back and see me." emoticon Yea, at least he made me laugh. That was just before he commented on what a heck of job I did at breaking these bones. He says I need a plate and screws to stabilize one of them. I already knew that was coming from talking to the ER personnel at the hospital, but I still didn't want to hear it. Surgery is now scheduled for Thursday.

After that, I suppose I will become much better at using this ROKU that my son put on my TV months ago. Besides some movies and old TV shows I've watched, I've also found one good series that I've started watching. It's not a replacement for kayaking, hiking or biking, but those are not options right now. I'll settle for what I have.

Thankfully I have a great bunch of co-workers who are being very understanding. I hate to leave them short-staffed, so hopefully he'll let me go back to work in just a few weeks with a wheelchair. I'd actually rather be there than stuck in my house unable to drive or go anywhere.

Enough whining for now. I hope you're all having a great weekend. If you get outside, enjoy some sunshine for me.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/27/2014 11:00PM

    So sorry you have such pain, Cindy. I am also sorry to hear how bored you are.
I hope the doctor lets you go back to work sooner, like you want.

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CHEBBA 7/27/2014 7:28PM

    Foot pain is horrid. I really do wish you luck and a good recovery when the surgery happens. I have such painful feet - have seen a consultant who said it was arthritis and prescribed me custom-moulded hard rubber orthotics but it means I have to live in trainers. Well, that's not always possible and in any case, I feel like Forrest Gump when I wear them. I've soldiered on with the excruciating pain, even though every step on the 'dreadmill' hurts. Now, my cousin, who is a pharmacist assistant and know a bit about a lot of medical conditions, says she doesn't think I've got arthritis at all! My joints don't hurt, it's these two huge painful bumps on the bone on the tops of my feet , over the arch/instep. They look horrid and the pain can be ghastly. I researched 'images' on my computer, saw pix of what I've got, saw a podiatrist and now I'm going to a specialist in 3 days time, to see if it's what I think it is, 'saddle bone deformity', which means that an op may be feasible and it would remove the pain!! Oh how wonderful it would be to be pain-free! Yes, I really do sympathise with you. Hurty feet make everything else much worse. Good Luck! xx

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SHESMITH1 7/27/2014 7:13PM

    I think we all need to pitch in and buy you some high top brogans!


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LINDAKAY228 7/27/2014 4:29PM

    It really does stink being stuck there and I know what you mean about tv. Now that I'm living in Arlington, TX, I just have an indoor antenna and get the major channels, ION, and some others. I get more that are Spanish, religious, or paid ads all the time but took those off. I've seen some old shows I haven't seen in ages, like the FLying Nun, Mr Ed, etc. But I had gotten burned out on tv and have it only mainly for background noise when I'm on the computer. I didn't see that much on that I couldn't get this way to pay for cable or satellite tv. I do have Netflix, and if I fall asleep in the evening (early riser) I was it on my computer. When I had the stroke, and was in the hospital for almost 5 weeks much of that time my eyes were really messed up and also my glasses got broke when I had the stroke. Try getting new glasses in the hospital ha ha!!! But even with my computer glasses I had a lot of problems till my eyes stabilized. So when I was stuck in bed I couldn't watch tv, I could only listen to it. I know how bored you must be and why being at work would be easier! Good luck with the surgery. I'm so sorry you have to go through all this. Hopefully all will heal well and before you really know it you'll be back to the things you love! And thanks so much for the goodie!!

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REMEMBER2BME 7/27/2014 4:10PM

    My goodness. Best of luck to you. I'll have to send you some shows. HUGS!

Just thought of something else, maybe when you are up to it, you can find work out video's for upper body so you can still get in some "activity". Just a thought.
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GOLFGMA 7/27/2014 8:07AM

    Praying for your comfort as you heal and my offer is good for any way I can help. Please continue to keep us up to date on progress and keep this great attitude you always have . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/27/2014 12:10AM

    Oh, my, I am not someone who enjoys TV very much either. I watch the news and that is about it.

I am praying for your quick healing!

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/26/2014 10:24PM

    I will be thinking of you. Hope it heals quickly! emoticon

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