Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It is an isolated feeling being in a rest home like this.I do know that Lake Tahoe is in bad trouble with a fire and that Paris Hilton got out of the "slammer" today or yesterday. There is only one TV for my roomie and I. Sharing is difficult because he is very deaf and actually dislikes TV. He is a nice guy though, and I don't want to annoy him. He gets tucked in about 7:30 PM so I turn the volume down to the point that I doubt that he can hear and I watch away. Outside of CNN and Fox there is little news on then - and besides, I do enjoy a bunch of the "adventure" series like Law and Order. Between that and the fact that a majority of the staff speaks Spanish makes me feel like I am in a foreign country.

Tomorrow they stuff me into one of those "Non-emergency Ambulances" aad transport me to my surgeon's office. There, the stitches in my tum-tum are scheduled (I don't know if that is spelled correctly but I can't find a dictionary in this library) to be removed and tests run to see if all is working as it should. That should be a pleasant change of pace.

I had a conversation today with a nurse about getting off pain pills that fog me up like a windshield in the early morning. She told me to relax, that they could tell when was the right time to quit. Unbelieving and curious me decided to run an experiment of my own and avoided the pills from 9AM until about 5PM. At that time the routine blood pressure testsing lady came along. My pressure was through the roof and the pain was at high pitch. They gave me BP pills and pain pills and I lay down until dinner was served. I feels fine now, but will leave drug research to the pros in the future.

6 comments:

Oestre-Bunny said...

I'm pretty sure that is how you spell 'scheduled' :) I think it's just one of those words that the more you look at it the more it seems to be incorrect - no matter what the spelling.

east village idiot said...

You are a brave and optimistic person and I'm so happy that you are back on board. I LOVE the music of the 30's and 40's - my favorite.

Just take one day at a time and get home pronto!

kenju said...

It seems you made a good decision to leave the drug research to the pros - you just didn't do it soon enough! Listen to them in the future! and good luck.

Bharathis said...

Now you write so well that I suspect the drugs have a positive effect! Pl.don't take chances with skipping medicine on your own! Eager for more of your observations.

Archana said...

I agree with everyone else - please don't use yourself as a guinea pig.

It is really very nice to be able to read frequent posts from you again :-)! Get home soon!

Marilyn said...

I haven't been on the computer as much the last couple of months, but I'm off work the month of July and trying to get caught up. Hang in there, buddy...I'm always SO happy to find your posts.