Friday, April 6, 2012

Recovery: Week 1

Quite the intense cast
Alright, so I am now one week into my recovery after surgery number two. It's been going all right so far. Pain has been relatively under control, except for one, totally awesome day </sarcasm>. I believe it was about Monday when I realized I was going to run out of Norco, so I called it in for a refill. Sure enough, it wasn't in my hands until Wednesday. But no big deal, I made it through, so I'm fine now. Definitely wasn't an awesome experience, though.

Me and Allen, taken around July
I haven't been able to play guitar during this time, unfortunately. I tried to for a minute, but it's too awkward with how I have to be laid up in bed and everything. Positioning gets weird, my elbow hits the wall, and so on. Thus, I have been devoting my time to homework and video games =). And spending time with my family, of course. That's one of the biggest benefits to this, I would have to say. I get to be home all the time, so I don't have to miss out on dinner because of class or working any more. Normally, work or class fall in the evening, so I leave when everyone gets home from work and don't get back until everyone has fallen asleep (one person has even taken to calling me a vampire! Thanks, Jen ;) ). I really love being able to spend time with my family, especially with little Allen around. The second biggest benefit is that I've been way less stressed about school, since I don't have to work. It gives me much more time to study and focus on assignments. Granted, my grades have been totally solid this semester so far, so it's not that my grades have improved or anything, more that my stress level has gone way down so I feel much better about it. I feel like I'll retain much more information when I actually have the time to focus on it.

Hunter, trying to help me feel better
But, today is friday, so luckily I don't have any school work to worry about for the rest of the weekend. I'm totally planning on just nerding out for the rest of the day over some video games, with some naps in between. I'll probably get bored and work on my project website a bit (which I haven't mentioned on here at all, perhaps I'll talk about it a bit more in the near future), but we'll see.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Until next time,