Sunday, March 11, 2007

Down And Out -- Really

I had surgery on Thursday to repair a hernia. I have not been in the best of shape for writing despite the fact that I have a couple interesting topics lined up for discussion. I'll get to those later. I had been scheduled for this surgery for a while now and it's finally over. Except, it's not really over. There's this thing called recovery and let me tell you, it sucks. I am always in a little bit of pain. The pain meds do bad things to me even when I take them. I'm tired all the time. I can only walk around for so long before I want to go lay down again. I get restless. I cannot lift things. It's difficult to bend down and pick things up from the floor because it hurts. I am not the most patient invalid.

I am thankful that I have such a patient, kind hubsand to take care of me through all this.

So far, recovery has been going pretty good. I know, I complain. But look, I am typing on the computer three days after I got cut open and sewn back together. That's something!

Oh yes, you know how you hear all those horror stories of people being awake through their operation. I was awake during mine. I remember it. I remember the doctors standing over me talking and asking for various instruments. I don't think they knew I was aware of them. But I was. I was so groggy that I did not get scared or anything. I just lay there and let the whole thing go on. It was kind of interesting really. I wondered if I would be able to withstand the anastesia and I was.

Soon I will be fully recovered and more able to do things than before I had the surgery. I am looking forward to that day.


Steven said...

Hope your recovery is swift and simple. Nice to see you back blogging :-)

little-cicero said... Now I feel guilty for egging you on last week to write a philosophy post.

Well, let's just say I hope you enjoy a swift recovery so that you can pick things up on the floor AND write a political philosophy post soon.

Don't forget the painkilling powers of God!

Esther said...

Philosophy is a tough subject. I don't discuss it too often because I agree with Socrates that young people do not have much business in it. I know, I'm setting myself back. The fact is, I do not have much experience. Someday when I am very old I shall write that post on philosophy. Until then I'll tell stories.

little-cicero said...

Wait a minute- he discussed philosophy with young people. Young people were his students. Where does he speak against young people in philosophy.

Esther said...

Now I'm gonna have to go look it up. I might have confused him with Aristotle there, but I'm pretty sure I didn't.

Yeah, he did discuss it. It's more a general notion that young people need a lot of direction when it comes to philosophy. Or that they cannot understand it on their own because they have little to no life experience.

Having been younger than I am now, I can say I agree with him.

*goes to get books* I'll post where he says that later then.

little-cicero said...

I appreciate that. I hope I'm not being a burden- I know how strenuous research can be. That's why I post on metaphysics instead of facts to begin with. It's much easier to be a Rationalist or Idealist than an Empiricist.

Mel Chickk said...

I'm a little late here but hope you are recovering quickly. Were you supposed to be awake or the anastesia didn't put you all the way out? I was awake for only one of my three c-sections. Weird doesn't even begin to describe it. Hope you are feeling better by now.

Esther said...

I was not supposed to be awake. But I was not upset when I discovered that I was, because I was so loopy I just did not care.

The fact is my brain can withstand most medications that make people drowsy. In fact, a lot of the things that make other people drowsy cause me to become more awake. I think that was part of the problem. I had a feeling I would wake up from the anasthesia, I'm just glad that I did not freak out when it actually happened.