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Hope my friends-Hope! [Jul. 9th, 2008|09:34 am]
Lanette
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Well, this is partly due to taking the pain killers as directed rather than as stingy as possible. It is partly due to the caretaking of carryaway who spent yesterday with me as well as some help from the still in pain el_corn_grande also known as Craig.

Today there may be Phost!

Also, I have a dream that my sister may drive me to the nail salon where I can get a manicure later today or maybe carryaway will want to? I might feel good enough to meet dove for sushi in Federal Way for dinner if she is up for it! Oooh it would all be such sweet freedom!

We have discovered the secret to sleep for me, hard as it is. Take 1 valium, prop 2 pillows under the head (to take pressure off of the incisions in the stomach), prop a pillow under the knees (to take pressure off of butt incisions. Ugh, what a chore, but I SLEPT!
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From: maphia
2008-07-09 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yay...glad to hear there may be a manicure, sushi, and a light at the end of this surgery pain tunnel :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-09 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think I turned the corner by figuring out how to sleep. They also said I can have more valium for the muscle cramping before bed if I want and I bet that helps me heal too.
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[User Picture]From: omcintyre
2008-07-09 06:31 pm (UTC)
YAY for sleep! YAY for hope! And YAY for some modicum of comfort!

*smile* I hope it continues to improve.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-09 06:35 pm (UTC)
I am going to try to take some hilarious photos for you today.

Your post yesterday broke my heart so much I couldn't comment. All I can say is, I see you, I see what is tender and giving about you. Losing so much as you have this week isn't losing your connection to other people. Angela and I send out our love straight from the Maple Valley B&B. We talked about you and sent out all our good vibes yesterday.
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[User Picture]From: omcintyre
2008-07-10 12:15 am (UTC)
(((((((((Lanette))))))))) and (((((((((Angela)))))))))

You guys are the best. I did feel those good thoughts, I'm sure they kept me from losing my mind.

I'm really sorry to upset you. I try really hard to keep things 2D and not put too much heart into things because I don't want to be a total downer. I keep praying that one of these days I'll be done having bad news. I feel like Pigpen from Peanuts except I have bad luck following me around instead of a dirt cloud.

I'm really happy for you, though, that things are getting better. Now just gotta get Craig better, and Angela on the mend, too! ;)

I'm sending all of you my love and thanks. I wish we all weren't so geographically diverse so I could cook you some eggplant parmesean and lemon cheesecake bars to thank you. One of these days!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-10 05:07 am (UTC)
I'm a sassy woman myself, so I truely understand. I get passionate.

Thank you for your kind words and understanding. They really help me out too.

I'm so glad you enjoyed our chart. We had fun making it thinking of you.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-07-09 06:43 pm (UTC)
You dreams of the nail salon WILL come true--as long as they have appointments late enough. I'd be happy to take you to meet the ladies at sushi as well. PLUS your brother-in-law told me that he's coming to your place tomorrow to fix all the things on that list.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-09 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! I just want a manicure with the hand massage. It would be SO NICE to get the pampering.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-07-09 08:34 pm (UTC)
Do you need to get an appointment? I think I could make it out there by 6:15 to pick you up.
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[User Picture]From: stephanieanne
2008-07-09 07:38 pm (UTC)

Just my opinion :)

I thought your doc said ABSOLUTELY NO WAY should you move around for more than 10 minutes?

I know you are so bored and painfully restless, and you are the kind of gal who is up and running all the time...but, I am worried about you!! I don't want to see a post about your side ripping open like that poor gal you spoke of earlier....

If your pain management is now a little better, I fear you may be pushing your limits and then end up in real trouble, pretty lady.

Please be careful :)

/nag

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-09 07:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Just my opinion :)

Thank you for the reminder! You'll be so proud to know I've been only up for one 10 minute walk and I'm in my garment in my recliner right now. I'm able to go the the manicure because I have a ride and won't be up. The same with dinner and I will have help getting up and down, so I am going to stay well within the rules. Trust me, I don't want another pain day like yesterday. I literally was shaking, watching the clock for when I could take another pill.

p.s. Thanks for looking out for me, Beautiful girl. It's a true friend who can speak up like that and I appreciate it.
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[User Picture]From: stephanieanne
2008-07-09 07:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Just my opinion :)

:) Aw, thanks!

I know you are probably sick of hearing well-intended but unsolicited advice- that can get old really fast. But I just wanted to check :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-09 07:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Just my opinion :)

p.s. I forgot to say, he said 4 ten minute walks a day are needed, but activity as tolerated and it can now increase a bit each day as the 72 period post drain removal is over. He doesn't want me working or driving until after he sees me on Monday at 11am he said, but I should be gradually doing a bit more each day.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-07-09 08:04 pm (UTC)
Whoa, whoa. Take it easy. You should not be driving to Federal Way! Too long and it'll worry me. Remember you popped some stitches yesterday!

I'm going to stay home and rest before work tonight. BUT, if you need me, please tell me.

Let me know how you are feeling tonight. I'll be up all night. :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-10 05:08 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks for everything tonight.

Just in case you ever forget: You are an amazing friend.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-07-10 11:46 am (UTC)
el gusto es mio. :) *hugs*

Thank you for the compliment and I have to say you're an amazing friend as well.

I'm going to sleep in today since I'll be up later than usual due to my doctor's appt, so I'll get to your house around 6pm. I'll text you when I leave my house. If you don't want me to come, let me know. I just want to make sure you're all right and help with any chores, and put the dishes away. Please let me know you're all right though after your appt and stuff.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-10 07:24 pm (UTC)
Doctor K. was kick ass (per the usual). Hope your back is ok. I'm at work, will be out of my meeting and texting you as soon as I leave. Most likely around 2:45pm or so.
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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-07-09 11:11 pm (UTC)
Girl, you can dream as much as you want, but you are NOT going out to get your nails done or to eat dinner this week. I would go up there and whip that thin butt all over the place if you did.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-07-10 05:08 am (UTC)
I didn't do the nails, but I DID get underwear (thank goodness) and sit on my butt and got served dinner, but that was ENOUGH. Now I'm exhausted. Off to bed with me!
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