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Blog on Pause

1980s Candies; image from edge.boston.com

So, tomorrow, I’m off to surgery. 

A “Bunionectomy with Osteotomy and fixation,”  the Podiatrist said.  Bunions … ugh, I feel about 900 years old just saying that out-loud. Something to do with heredity and strappy heels.  Crap. All those hot little “Candies” (shoes) I’ve adored since my teens have come back to bite me in the … toe.

So what’s in my future? A surgery shoe, crutches, handicapped parking sticker, an orthopedic boot, and prescription pain relief.  No more than 10 min per hour on that foot for the first week.  No driving for 3 weeks.

~ Sigh ~

Have I mentioned our house is multi-level with 7 stairs up (to our bedroom)..7 stairs down (computer/office/other bedroom)..and 6 down again (laundry/game room). 

No hopping; au contraire mes amis, I’ve been advised to scoot.

Holy Hell, Batman!  Will I have the shoulders of an Olympic Freestyler when this is all said & done?

~ Sigh ~

But, really, here’s the rub … I am going to miss writing my little blog and all of you who stop in with comments and observations.  I really will.

Because of where my computer is (desktop not laptop) I can’t get to it easily.  That’s probably a good thing; I just love me some technology and not being able to reach it will force me to rest, read, and rest some more.  I have a work laptop, but no wireless, so that’s out of reach as well.

I know my guys will be great because their intentions are good;  I’ll be tucked, fluffed, and stuffed.  I’m doing some cooking and laundry today and I’ve resisted the urge to do it too much because, if I do, I eliminate their opportunity to shine.  And they like to shine!

Just like when the hubbs had dental surgery last year (I blogged about it here ), he will care for me. I’ll hear his big feet as he tippy-toes up the stairs to check in on me. I’ll feel his heavy hand when he rests it on the blanket to ask if I’m warm enough. I’ll hear him shoe our elderly, ever-worried dog out of the room. I will sense our boy when he appears near me wondering if I’m ok, and I’ll invite him closer to tell me all about his day.

It doesn’t matter what I eat. It doesn’t matter which blankie I have.  None of that matters. What matters is that they will be there.

They will do the best they can, and I will try my best to receive their care openly and gratefully.

I will try to be patient, to use my crutches, stay off my feet, and take the time to heal.

And that, my friends, is why my blog is on pause for now.

 Cheers!

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30 thoughts on “Blog on Pause

  1. And I just found your blog 😉
    Lovely post with a less lovely message: you’re going into surgery! I do hope the operation will be a complete success with extraordinary recuperation options.
    Take your time to heal Emjay, to rest and to be spoiled by your men 🙂 We’ll meet again when you are jumping and dancing with joy, not pain.

    • Thank you, Marion, for visiting. I promise to be on my best behaviour and back at it as soon as feasible. I like the part about jumping and dancing; yep, that’s me, just not right now. come back soon! MJ

    • Sandie D

      Beautiful Post MJ:)
      Yes, you let those men take care of you! You deserve it!

  2. Aww, MJ, best of luck with the surgery and recovery! I’m sure your family is going to take the best care of you and you will be back at the blog as soon as you can. We’ll miss you and keep checking back to see how you are doing. Maybe give your family your login so they can update us? 🙂

    • Thank you CC; I do appreciate your sweet words of friendship. Hope you are on the mend from your recent bout of stuff and remember -don’t push it. You’ll get back at it soon enough. I will, too :). Cheers! MJ

  3. Well, good luck with everything. I am sure you are in good hands. But if you get stir crazy, you could always sneak your way over on a day when you are feeling not so bad. Then tell them the devil made you do it.

    • You know it, Rumbley. Today, I was setting up “command central” in our room. On the end table I have: books, water, reading glasses, note pad & pen. Gotta be able to jot down a few ideas here & there between pain meds. Thanks for the encouragement. MJ

  4. Nicole

    Good luck. I hope it’s not too painful. I’m sure you will be raring to go with the blog again once you are back on your feet!

  5. We will sorely miss you but watch out for the EXPLOSION when you get back up to the computer! That’s gonna be fun to read. You(your foot) are in my prayers. Enjoy the rest.

    • Ha! Lissa, your comment made me laugh out loud. Thank you. I admit, I’m a little nervous. I’ve lived with pain but signing up for it voluntarily is not my style … eek!! Thank you for your kind words, and I’ll catch up to you on the other end of all this 🙂 MJ

  6. Hope your surgery goes well. The hardest thing for us women to do is to sit still and let someone else take care of things. It’s so hard for us to accept that another way of doing things is an acceptable way of doing things. Do your best to relax, heal, de-stress and enjoy being pampered.

    • Thank you so much Terri; you ‘get’ it. I will try hard to relax and let everyone else do for me but you are oh so right .. it’s a challenge. cheers! MJ

  7. Michelle

    Wishing you a very speedy recovery! We’ll be here when you’re able to hobble back to the computer! In the meantime, rest and enjoy the pampering from your fam!

  8. My advice is to hire someone sexy to carry you around.

  9. Hope your surgery goes well today, and you heal quickly and have good help. Sounds like you will though. I hope it gives them a deeper sense of appreciation for all you do!

  10. cooper

    ugh…do what the dr. sez…hope ur back on ur feet soon…

  11. Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🙂

  12. Praying everything went better than expected and that you are being lovingly cared for by your hubby. Hope your recovery goes well. Looking forward to having you back online.

    • Thanks Susan. It’s got a bite to it for sure but with good care & great meds I am surviving– hard to sit still so long though :(. Thanks for your concern MJ

  13. Lovely piece…..sounds like you have a “leg -up” on everything…..
    Maybe you should “foot” the bill on a nice lap top…..

    spread the humor: charlywalker.wordpress.com

  14. Hey, stopped by to see if you were back…hope everything is going well with the recovery process…I’ll look forward to hearing about the experience. I’m sure you’ll bring your humor and unique point of view to the story!

    Take care! Sheila

    • Thank you, Sheila. I have some notes jotted down and can honestly say I was not prepared for this .. but … coming through the other side so that’s good! Cheers .. MJ

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