Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Nutso Freako

The healing continues. That is what I have named this part of my treatment is The Healing because it seems to be taking one an identity unto itself. Here is what is going on:

1. I am still very stiff and sore. My right side is much worse than my left. That was the cancer side. In fact I can use my left arm almost normally but the other one will get horrible shooting, burning pain when I do too much. Too much means opening my door, petting the cat, holding a cup and moving in and out of bed. The pain comes suddenly and very quickly and I am never quite sure what is going to set it off. The drain was removed from my right side but the left still needs one. So at this time I cannot shower. I also not flexible enough to reach my head yet to wash my hair. Or shave my pits. Gruesome.

2. My antibiotics are still evil. I know they are “for good” and all but my poor stomach is really paying the price. Terrible nausea and burping and I haven’t been able to hold down food since I got home. So I have just stopped eating. My thighs are looking slimmer but at what cost? Fortunately chocolate doesn’t seem to bother me much. Hmmmm… I got some pro-biotics today and have to cleverly find a safe time I can take them when they don’t interfere with my medication. I have to take those antibiotics 3 times a day so those free windows of time are few.

3.Yoshi has discovered that I cannot pick her up or chuck her off of places she is not allowed to be. So like a typical child she is pushing the boundaries and being quite bad. I would be really pissed if it wasn’t so funny.

4.Right now I wake up feeling pretty good and then I putter around the house and read blogs (even if I don’t comment yet) and do little things but by the end of the day I am soooo stiff and sore I can hardly sit upright. I still don’t quite get what it is that I am doing that makes me so pooped. I guess just moving. Last week I slept most of the days away, to facilitate The Healing, which was great to make time go by. Now I do not nap and I am bored out of my skull. TV sucks, my DVD service has sent me boring discs this week and I cannot do ANYTHING to amuse myself. Normally reading is a pleasure but it hurts to sit up to read for long periods as the only position I can lay on is on my back which makes me sore as well.

In summation I am one grumpy motherfucker.

I cannot wait until I feel better and am finished the antibiotics. Thursday is my last day. It seems like forever! I am really frustrated

Cabin Fever has set in.

50 comments:

Dima said...

You're getting better, you're just not noticing it yet. You're getting there, and we're all here for you, sending you the good vibes!

Hugs and kisses!

mrtl said...

Here's to healing! Thanks for the update, Kranki.

One can live on chocolate. Remember that. mmmmmm...

lawbrat said...

I'm sorry you're dealing with so much, and bored on top of it!!

Yoshi, you really need to listen to your mommy, or else Crush your Cats head Friday might bring you a surprise when she's feeling better. (meant in humor)

Get well, be careful with what you do. Hugs to you.

kel said...

Hi,

I've only came across your blog recently and I just wanted to delurk to say that I am really enjoying reading it.

I'm thinking healing thoughts for your left side, so that you can get that drain out and have an nice shower.

Best wishes.

Jeans said...

Good luck with The Healing Kranki! Take care!

Yoshi, don't get too comfortable on the counters... you'll be scooted off in no time!

Jeans

LeaLea said...

Sending more healing thoughts..and hoping Yoshi doesn't decide to throw a cat party while you're resting..being that she knows you're not going to be able to do much! (Be good Yoshi!!)
I am glad you can at least stomach some chocolate..!!
Hugs---
Leane

Divine Calm said...

Ahhhh, sweety. I'll still give you hug, even with your hairy armpits.

August95 said...

Sorry it is sucking so much. It will get better. If your Mom is still with you, ask her to give your back a nice rub.

Hang in there.

Hänni said...

Hang in there honey...

Oh and at least you have a medical reason for not shaving your pits. My step mom doesn't do it b/c my dad is European. Step mom claims Daddy-o really loves the hairy pits b/c it reminds him grandma. I know she was real hairy too b/c that shit is genetic and I'm like a wooly mammoth over here.

snaps79 said...

Oh Krank - sorry to hear that you're in a slump. Hairy pits are hot in some cultures, though, so embrace them! And, unwashed hair lets natural oils load up and then your tresses are nourished. Keep your chin up, hot stuff.

whfropera said...

so I'm thinking you need a REALLY handsome male nurse to take care of you. Collection for home health care for Vk?
anyone?

Karen said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you're feeling so bored on top of all that other stuff as well. This too shall pass. At least Yoshi provides entertainment, even if it is by being bad.

And yes, your hair (on your head, I mean) will benefit from being left to itself for a while. And it will feel really good when you finally get to wash it.

I am sending healthy thoughts your way so that The Healing passes quickly.

Sharkey said...

Ugh . . . the drains are the worst! Glad you got rid of one of them, anyway. Here's hoping the other one comes out soon.

I, too, am sending good thoughts for you to get through The Healing.

missi said...

Grumpy? YOU ARE GETTING BETTER!!!! Grumpiness is a sure sign of getting better, you just keep taking those damned antibiotics.

kalki said...

You mean to say that you give Yoshi boundaries? Wow, how do you do that? At our house we're like, "May we please assist you with the jumping onto the counters? And please, while you're up there, help yourself to the sushi." We suck as parents.

I'm sorry The Healing is giving you less of the heal and more of the hell. :(

eclectic said...

So... where is the "666" tattoo on Yoshi? I'm sure she has one somewhere, since she's obviously from hell!!! Naughty kitty -- be good Yosh or I'll make the trip to Vancouver and put valium in your catnip. As for you, Ms. Kranki, while I'm there I'll bring along lots of books to read to you. In fact, what if I sent you books on tape or CD?? Would that help? You're in my thoughts each and every day!

True_Halcyon said...

Schmabulous! At least half of you has the sense to heal up... the rest will follow. I would recommend positive visualizations to add to the healing process; it really does help, from personal experience. Be Well!

Traci said...

Well I think grumpiness and boredom are signs you're getting better right? It's not much I know but it's all I can come up with tonight! LOL I'm glad to "see" you up and around even if the soreness, pain and antibiotics DO suck totally! I'm lovin' the Yoshi pushing boundaries picture I've got in my head now too!

Bill said...

I'll work extra hard to provide some humor for you. Laughter is the best medicine, isn't it?

I put a scarf on my cat, Sandy, and he looked up at me with that "Have you totally lost your mind?" look.

You know that look, don't you?

I said, No, Kitty, I'm always this way.

Jessica said...

I would happily do a silly dance to relieve your boredom. As I am fat, my silly dances are especially funny.

Candace said...

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs. Gently of course.

alan said...

Wish I could do something about your tummy; being able to eat would have to make a big difference right now.

I think Yoshi is related to my grandkids...last year I had a fractured ligament in my lower back, couldn't lift them, or do much of anything for a while, and of course (they were 6, 4, and 2) that was right when they had to climb into my lap, or have whatever was out of reach... changing a diaper was almost the end of me! Of course, volunteering to watch them was stupid on my part, but I never figured my son would feed them sugar and then drop them off!

:o)

alan

katietoyboy said...

Only one more sleep to end of nasty pills. yay. In Ireland we consider 01 Feb as the first day of spring, so you are blossoming into a beautiful healthy babe. Ask Yoshi to paint your toe-nails bright red, that will definitely cheer you up! Perhaps with a little supervision from your mum. That books on tape idea seems like a good one. Go on, heal like a mad one!!

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Suggestions:

Hit Wal-Mart up for a few squirt guns and a microphone.

The guns will not only entertain you, but will be your extension to get at the naughty cat. A few squirts per spot and...

The microphone you can use to train your dictation software (Even MS Office) while you're bored and then you can dictate your way to some really weird posts...but it'll be fun!

I'm still talking up the Red Hots, but I'm not sure about them and antibiotics. They might fight one another.

OOH! Security word: ZERTV Totally my kinda channel!

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

...and you're allowed to be a grumpy motherfucker. People will expect it. Milk it for all it's worth baby!

east village idiot said...

The Healing indeed. All I can think is that every minute that passes brings you closer and closer to being well, free from pain, free from barfing.

Is there any way that you could sleep through all of Wednesday? Seriously!

ScottyGee said...

You'll get there, Krank. I have some new music heading your way from the US tomorrow, so hopefully you can rock out soon.

I like the ideqa of blasting Yoshi with a squirt gun. Of course, I favor that idea for ALL cats. Go get a super soaker or a nerf gun and blast that bad kitty!

frog said...

It's the healing that's making you tired. It takes an ENORMOUS amount of energy to heal.

It also takes a lot of energy to be in pain.

LadyBug said...

This too shall pass, dear.

And hopefully, soon.

Love and (very gentle) hugs to you, hon.

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

(please don't drown the kitty)

Twixie said...

I always knew chocolate was medicine from heaven and cats are of the devil. Glad you're getting on__ I hear progress in your tone.

Danielle said...

Audio books sound like a great way to pass the time. It would probably take too much energy to pass the time by trying to learn a new language with one of those audio courses, I imagine.

Sorry to hear it is so difficult to eat. That makes me terribly grumpy.

Sending prayers of healing your way.

Susie said...

Dear Grumpy Motherfucker,
(How often do I get to do that? I really couldn't pass it up ;)
I am so impressed and happy that you have the energy and the clarity to tell us what's going on. And I was going to say what Frog said. I think your body is working very, very hard at repairing itself. That's why you're tired. And it's a good thing, all is going as it should.
XOXOX

hemlock said...

Sending you good healing vibes...

Trish said...

Two words for Yoshi: Squirt Bottle. Keeps my brood in line.

angela marie said...

OK. Now I feel like an asshole. I just finished a post about 'cabin fever' and how it doesn't seem possible. And I come here and you are recovering from surgery and sick of being home and bored and I am a jerk for that.

I so hope that your body feels so much better VERY soon!

laura said...

Man, I would put aside all my shyness, and come up there and wash your hair and shave your pits for you if I were anywhere near you. And then read to you, doing voices and all. Hope it all gets better right quick.

spoonleg said...

You're doing great! Keep it up, don't drive yourself crazy, and don't let Yoshi drive you crazy. You're getting better every day, whether you realize it or not! Your body is healing and soon enough you'll get more energy and less pain. I hope that day comes very, very quickly!

happyandblue2 said...

I was away. Tomorrow is Thursday so you are almost done with the antibiotics.
Hope you start feeling better soon..

Ern said...

Aw, I wish that the report was "yay, I'm feeling wonderful!" but it does at least sound like you are making slow improvements. Keep hanging in there, and have some more tea and chocolates. *gentle HUGS*

Twisteduterus said...

Hoping by now you are feeling better. You are strong and his too will pass...chin up-better days are soon to come.

wet dog noses to you

Squirl said...

Everybody else has said that you're tired because you're healing? Thinking good healing thoughts for you.

Did you eat any yogurt? That's a natural pro-biotic.

Amanda B. said...

You are one brave little monkey. You'll be getting mucho chocolate soon my friend.

abcd said...

Tomorrow is the end of the ORANGE.

We miss you.

Love,
Nikki

eclectic said...

Sweet dreams, Kranki! :)

Jeannette said...

Hey Kranki, hang in there. Like a previous commentor mentioned, it does take a lot of your energy to heal. You have some pretty big wounds under those scars. I found that taking slow, short walks around the block made me feel better. Eventually I would make the walks longer as my stamina built up too. I also found that if I kept my upper arms close to my body and only moved my arms/hands from the elbow down, it didn't hurt so bad. Once you ditch the antibiotics (is it Keflex? I react the exact same way to that one!) it will get so much better. It only gets better from here.

Thinking of you and crushing my own head in your honor.

abcd said...

Madame Von Kranki

I hope you are feeling better. It sucks
to feel sick. I think about you
every day. I don't know the Yiddish
words for Grumpy Mother Fucker I will
look into that for both of us. Maybe
my neighbor knows-he's a Rabbi. Can you
imagine me asking him?

Excuse me Rabbi do you know the Yiddish
words for Grumpy Mother Fucker! I know
you call him and ask.

Shoshie

Heidi said...

Thinking of you..Hope the days have gotten better since Tues.

Hugs~

whfropera said...

vK - I wrote a REAL post about working as costumer, (finally, but blame Nils for this turn of events) and I figured I would tell you, because if you go there unprepared, you may have flashbacks, and I wouldn't want that to happen to you.
;)
being silly!
hope you're healing.

Jeannette said...

I hope you are feeling more rested and less grumpy-motherfuckery. You should be done with the antibiotics and hopefully your stomach is responding. I spent most of my time in a recliner, now that I come to think of it. Thinking of you...feeling for you...wishing you the best.