Whst I'm telling the world on my healthcare blog. You may actually recognize me here.
Good morning.. I got 9 hours of sleep last night and am *really* rested and feeling great today. I know I haven't caught up on the full story of what happened & how I got here & where we're going, but life is settling into a MUCH calmer place as every little daily stress is being removed from my plate as we work through the medical system and finances. Every finished piece takes a load off of me and allows me to get down to my real job -- taking care of myself. I'll be leaving this facility on Monday, and I'm nearly ready. My pain meds are stabilizing, and I'm hardly needing any "spike" medication at ALL. Thanks to this facility's schedule over the hospital, which checks your vital signs etc what seems like every 15 minutes, I'm finally well-rested. My head is clear, and we're ready to move forward. Once Mom & Dad find their place, we'll be able to get into a routine, and things will be almost normal. Whew.
As a result, I find myself turning more toward daily practices instead of crisis management. I'm thinking in the long run, I'll move from this blog over to my other website, digitalhipster.com, which is already set up as a wordpress blog. That way you can reply to every post, instead of just signing the guestbook.
You can expect, as the shock wears off and my basic health returns and we begin our long battle against the Beast, to find me getting back to my funnier entries & little stories again, as well. I've been there with visitors (once we get past the epic "whatthehellisgoingon" talk, which takes an hour and I think I've got memorized now), but YOU have't gotten to see it, so of course you don't know that I'm getting back to my usual goofy self. So, we're going to put away the violins and bagpipes for a whlie (sorry David) and get out the banjos & accordians. I hope that you're still interested in keeping up, if it's not all doom & gloom every day --and of course I'm sure there will still be plenty of that.
BUT. If I'm going to get to the Happy Headspace I need to keep my body strong, if I'm going to win this thing, (even if it's only in terms of telling a better story, not magically becoming immortal) then I need to Lighten The Hell Up.
Here's your first clue, which may scandalize some of my parents' friends, but as I have a large audience, half of whom I seem to not know, you better get used to me now. Entry to my Livejournal this morning, entitled "Cooooozy":
"Spent last night sandwiched between my awesome fleece black blanket and Kim Holzer-Leeds' veryverypink "as seen on tv" SNUGGIE she sent in her sweet care package. The only problem was it's not really kosher to sleep in the nude in the hospital, since they check on you every 4 hours or so. oh hell with it, maybe I will tonight anyway. The male nurses (who I seem to usually get, surprise surprise) probably could use a thrill from their normal rounds."
Still with me? Good.
Now I'm going to watch some videos a concerned friend emailed, shop for a replacement laptop to keep up with all of you, do some financial paperwork and window shop for shelter dogs. I hope you have a good day, too. Current Mood: bouncy