Okay. I’m still here, but…

I’m still bandaged, uncomfortable, on pain medication occasionally, unable to tell you what my new ‘size’ is for a few more weeks.  I am also thrilled with my new breasts!  For years I have suffered shoulder discomfort and backaches and have been putting off this surgery.  The first question is “Why wait so long?”  I can respond without hesitation: I wanted to be able to nurse my babies which was not guaranteed after such surgery.  Period.  The second question is: “Why now?”  I  find it more difficult to answer that question:  This was the opportunity that I saw: my daughters are all old enough to have a basic understanding of the surgery and are growing in their independence, my husband supported my decision to have the surgery,  my insurance offered to pick up the tab for such an expensive surgery.  My husband and I went to the hospital on April 19 feeling no anxiety.  The surgery was scheduled for 2PM, but was pushed back until after 4PM.  I checked in at noon.  Let’s just say that I had a nice long nap before, during and after the surgery!  My thoughts on the recovery before the surgery:  I’ve had the c-sections, which involve skin, nerves and at least two sets of muscles.  This surgery involved no muscle whatsoever, so it should be easy to bounce back from, right?  My thoughts on recovery after the surgery: damn!  Stubbed my toe again.  Where’s that Demerol?LOL!  Let me tell you that the pain was unlike any other I have experienced.  I have no visible sutures (my surgeon’s specialty), so I must wear a support bra 23 hours of every day.   I  am under doctor’s orders to avoid raising my heart rate, blood pressure or my arms.  Basically, I’m inactive.  Perfect opportunity to blog!!  So, I’m the kind of person who loves to answer any and all questions.  If you have one (or more), please do not hesitate to ask.  I’m here. Ask away!

I say…You think…

  1. Freak :: Super
  2. Open :: Minded
  3. Important :: something I lost, of course
  4. Magnetism :: animal
  5. Lap :: 100 M swimming
  6. Anything :: goes
  7. Match :: Light (charcoal)
  8. Father :: Time
  9. Idea :: genius
  10. Mirror :: mirror on the wall, LIE TO ME, PLEASE!!

Courtesy of Unconscious Mutterings

Did I mention that today is our ten year wedding anniversary?  Happy Anniversary, my Prince!

So I’m a little cynical today…

A friend from my childhood posted this today.  It suits my mood today, and I like my friend, so of course, I copied itThanks Mer!

TEN THINGS TO PONDER

 #10 Life is sexually transmitted.

#9 Good health is merely the slowest rate at which one can die #8 Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

#7 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.

#6 Some people are like a Slinky… not really good for anything, but you still can’t help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

#5 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital dying of nothing

#4 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

#3 Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars, and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents???

#2 In the 60’s, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

AND # 1: We know exactly where one cow with mad-cow-disease is located among the millions and millions of cows in America, but we haven’t a clue as to where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of immigration.

Free Association Day!

Threshold ::  pain – mine is high, FYI 
Jason :: Lee – RAWR!
Suspicion ::  investigation

Tender ::  kisses  mmmm…

Tempted :: must. resist. temptation! 

Crimson :: roses
Repulsive ::  B.O. (not ‘I just finished yardwork’ scent, but ‘never worn antiperspirant’ stink)

Bulldog ::  an Irish prize-fighter. Ever seen Fight Club?
Garage :: my husband’s G-Spot
Racket ::  the level of noise in a houseful of girls (mine)

If you’d like to do some free association of you own, visit Unconscious Mutterings. Thanks!

GOOD NEWS!!

I took the written portion of the two-part exam yesterday, and I PASSED!  This was what I sweated the most about.  Turns out that since my teachers encouraged us to commit it to memory, I didn’t have to study much.  I had an exam with a limit of 2.5 hours, which took me 55 minutes (even after reviewing my answers).  I was confident and knew my stuff.  I celebrated with my DHafterward (*wink, wink*), and wanted to tell my readers today (all three of you) that I PAAAAAASSED!!  Thank you all for your words of encouragement.  Now, I’m off to Austin, in March, to prove to the Texas Dept. of Health Services that I know more about Swedish Massage than just rubbing lotion on nude clients…

Seven Deadly Sins

I saw this over on Ben’s blog, and decided that my readers might want to see it.  Any thoughts?

Resolutions 2007

  1. Resolution :: never kept one
  2. Happy :: Feet
  3. Bubbly :: a warm bath
  4. Kiss :: keep it simple, stupid
  5. Leather :: thigh-high boots
  6. Fancy :: takes more than a microwave to prepare 
  7. Pages :: torn
  8. Stupid :: crazy
  9. Apologize :: forgive
  10. Secrets :: I’ll never tell

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year’s. Wishing all the best for you in 2007.

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