Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Yesterday and today haven't been quite as good as Monday was. As it turned out my step dad has to have another surgery. The reason the first one went so well is because they didn't do anything really. He has to have a kidney removed. That's delayed until the 23rd, and I am very worried over it because it's such a serious surgery. The good news is once it's done and healed, he shouldn't have that horrible pain.

R is on his way to Toronto today for a training seminar and had a layover in Chicago, and his connecting flight has been delayed twice due to weather. I am on pins and needles until he gets there safely. I guess it's normal to worry about the people you love but it's hard being on this side of the fence. It used to be me always traveling, and I was usually pretty lucky. I was rarely delayed on any of my trips. I was delayed at O'Hare when I was 13 though. I was traveling by myself (can you imagine) to Winnipeg, and the flight was cancelled. Must be a normal part of traveling from Chicago to Canada! The good news there is that he didn't have anything important that needed doing today! Edit: He is staying the night in Chicago and they may travel on tomorrow or come back depending.

I am experiencing delays of my own on nearly everything. They determined I have tendonitis in my shoulder, but now it seems as if I am getting it in my right shoulder as well. It's not that uncommon to develop it in the other one when you have it in one already. It's taking me about five times longer to do everything, which is kind of frustrating. The good news for me is that I do know how to control it more or less and it means I probably won't need another surgery. I got yelled at by the doc for not having the cortisone shot, but I am a bit leery of that. Cortisone can ultimately weaken the tendons, so I would rather treat it with ice packs and doing very little and basically suck it up and grin and bear it through the pain. It hurts like crazy right now but I am a tough girl, I can take it.

I spose I should go run my errands. Hopefully I won't experience any delays with that!


ittybittybirdy said...

Oh I am sooooo sorry! I hope you feel better soon. Keep a smile on your face. I've taken your name off the party list... I hope you can still visit!

Chelsea Ann

ginger@bearbits said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Haute Country Vintage Co. said...

Hope your shoulder is better real soon! I'll keep your stepdad in my prayers.xoxo Holly

Marie said...

Ugh, that sucks about your shoulder! I have bursitis in both of my shoulders caused by vaccinations I had to have while I was in nursing school - they claim that it is just a coincidence that the flare-ups happened the same night three different times, but I know better. For my bursitis though it is cold that causes it to flare up, and therefore I have to use heat to calm it down. And it is of course the bursae sack in between the joints and not the tendons, so slightly different, but I can still understand your pain! When it first happened I couldn't lift my arm more than a couple of inches without serious pain. Hope you feel better soon!!!!

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