Monday, April 26, 2010

Off the Couch

The past 10 days have been a pain in my ass.

Literally.

Not being able to do anything for myself has gotten frustrating and has left me feeling miserable. I am sick of laying on my couch, watching horrible Hallmark movies. I miss sleeping in bed next to Leland, and I miss being able to stand up while I take a shower. The days are always the hardest for me because I spend a significant amount of time alone.

At first the alone time was kinda cool. But after 2 days, I just got lonely.

And laying on the couch as sucked every ounce of motivation out of my body.

Leland is doing a great job of taking care of me, and when he is home with me he does an even better job of cheering me up. He'll make faces at me or do funny dances around the living room. His stand-up routine is getting better and I really think he needs to hit up an amateur night somewhere.

Though I know this isn't a very optimistic post, I AM getting better. I made it from the couch to the office all by myself. The pain isn't nearly as bad as it once was and I am hoping to be able to go back to work next Monday. Until then, I am trying to keep myself busy. I have had a few friends go above and beyond the call of duty to take care of me and keep me company. My younger sister has been amazing and always willing to babysit me whenever Leland was working late or had band practice. Some people I didn't even realize I was that close with showed up at my house to hang out with me or called me out of the blue to see how I was feeling. Though I am a sad and grumpy bugger right now, I know I am lucky to have so many people who care about me and want to help me get well.

36 comments:

Tracie said...

I'm glad Leland is taking good care of you. I hope you are able to get up and about - painlessly - very soon. Wish I lived in your town, I'd keep you company.
xoxo

JP said...

yay... healing is a slow process... but I'm glad you've got support there...

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

Glad you are doing better ... just know that if you do take the time off now- meaning lay on the couch etc., then you will get better faster ;-) I know it sucks- but you hvae to lay low!

Amy Lynn said...

One step at a time :) Sounds like you are doing much better. Keep up the good work!

jv726 said...

So glad you are back and feeling better!!! I hope you continue to improve and make it back to work next week!

Dollface said...

I hope you get better!!! xxxooo

The Only Girl said...

Hang in there girl!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I'm so glad you're being taken care of! :-) I hope the rest of your recovery goes faster!

Intense Guy said...

Sometimes it just takes time to heal and get better -

I'm glad you are "off the couch" and feeling better!

Becareful for what you ask for though, Leland might take a video of his comedy routine and post it in someone's blog... :)

blueviolet said...

It takes time but you are healing bit by bit. You'll bounce back before you know it. I'm glad Leland is taking such good care of you.

Elle said...

I'm glad Leland is taking such good care of you and that you have so many other supportive people in your life. I hope your recovery continues to go well!!

Taylor-Made Wife said...

Leland sounds like a great hubby. So glad you are getting better!

MiMi said...

I'm so glad you're getting better, I hope it speeds up!
If I lived by you I would TOTALLY come visit you so you wouldn't be lonely... :(

Tracy said...

hugs. being laid up is horrible! simply horrible.

Yankee Girl ~ Missy said...

Vent all ya want. Here's to you getting well soon!

foxy said...

You just hang in there girl... I'm pretty sure you'll be back to your old self in no time.

The Random Blogette said...

You have a good man there! I would love to keep you company if I wasn't stuck in stupid Ohio!

RN Mama said...

Chin up! I'm sure you'll be bumpin uglies again soon, and then everything will be better:)

aladdinsane12 said...

So glad you're doing better- we'll have to do some chair-dancing (meaning dancing from the waist up, while siting in a chair) at the show on Friday!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

chin up..tits out..or does that hurt?...get better..

Cougar Tales said...

Glad to see you posting again. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

Glad you're up and about.

I'd totally come and visit you, ya know?

I'm way proud that your man is doing such a fabulous job of caring for you. I'm scared of something like this happening to me...my man is a wee bit attached to being helpless. Maybe I SHOULD break something. Force him to grow the eff up?

Nevermind. What you got sounds way painful.

I'm tossing some QUICK RECOVERY dust in your direction. NO, it's not just crayola glitter. It's MAGIC. ;D

McVal said...

That's great you have a good support group going on over there! I hope you're pain free soon!

Cathy said...

Isn't it nice to know you've got great friends and family who are willing to take care of you! Here's to a speedy recovery!

carma said...

yay - glad to hear that you are doing better and that Leland is polishing his stand up routine.

Kate@AndThenIWasaMom.com said...

Feel better! And stay away from the Hallmark movies; too sappy when you're alone. Go with Lifetime--a good stalker neighbor flick is just what you need. :-)

heartinhand said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend. Get someone to bring you some good books to read and try to relax.

The Random Blogette said...

Hey girl! I gave you an award if you want it!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I'm sure the time has gone by slowly for you. Hang in there, you'll be better soon.

Salt said...
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Salt said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling at least a little bit better! I'm sending all the get well pubis vibes I can muster at you right now.

Much More Than Mommy said...

How incredible that you have so much help and support! *That* made it an optimistic post! Will keep saying prayers for you!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

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blueviolet said...

Hoping it's getting a little better as you get stronger!

Eternally Distracted said...

It sounds like, in spite of all the pain, people are pulling through for you. Hope it all gets better very soon :0)

Kim said...

I'm so glad that Leland is being such a great nurse to you! :) Being stuck on the couch is just one of those things that must sound so awesome until it actually happens! I hope that you are up and moving as though nothing even happened soon!