8.08.2008

Observations of a part time invalid

Ever since I got a glimpse of my stitches I've been fascinated by them. I hope it doesn't hurt when the doc takes them out. I'm a wimp like that.

My legs still look awful. Swollen and bruised over my knees, I'm fairly certain that I won't be leaving the house in shorts any time soon. Anyone know where I can purchase a fashionable mumu?

Bose headphones truly block out a lot of sound, especially if you are trying to avoid listening to your kids play games on the Wii while you're indulging in a Harry Potter marathon. (Check out my set up!)

Reading books and watching movies that take place in the U.K. make me want to start using words like "dodgy" and "skint" all the time. Conversing with my cousin Catherine in Scotland and Tim in Manchester (who is not my cousin but it would be really cool if he was) doesn't help much, either. (Note: that last word is to be pronounce EYE ther and not eee ther.)

I have never been more afraid of tripping over something in my life than right now.

Sleeping in a seated position lost it's novelty at about day 2.

I'm shedding skin like a snake. This would be me peeling after my Girl's Weekend sunburn. So right now I'm a skin-shedding, gimpy-walking, bruised and stitched-knee messed up chicky.

Having a walkie talkie in the house has been quite possibly one of the best things EVER.

I'm measuring my successes by how many times I can get up and down from a seated position unassisted. My successes are unfortunately limited thus far. I think I'm too scared to end up in pain. Moving my legs has become a planned out, carefully calculated event that is to be executed slowly. I don't hear that crunchy sound anymore coming from my knees when I try to move though. Score one for me!

I'm sooo ready for a beer. I won't have one until after I'm off the pain killers, and that looks like it may be soon. I'm going to try to stretch out the time between pills and really see what I'm up against. If you happen to hear a blood curdling shriek sometime in the near future that may be just me getting up to answer the phone. No worries.

14 comments:

Mrs. F said...

I want walkie talkies in my house, just so that I do not have to, oh never mind. I can't even finish that sentence. It makes me sound terribly lazy.

Glad to hear your knees are getting better!

itsjustmeagain said...

OK.
Harry Potter just totally rocks!
Period.
And yes... I start sporting my ancesters british accent after watching a few movies... HP and other... (Watch Room With a View...might put you to sleep but you get to practice your English accent... bloody hell!)

I NEED walkie talkies for my house - dear lord - I have to yell on the top of my lungs from the second storey just so that my father can hear me tell him something on the first floor - It's a mansion according to our brotha-from-another-motha Tim.

LOL... anyhow keep your spirits up - you are on the mend. BTW... when I had to get my stitches out from a surgery I had (nicely hidden in my belly button) - I ended up pulling them out myself. Oh - and the ones in my hand too. Felt strange - but not painful.

Good luck with that!!!

((hugs))
KC

itsjustmeagain said...

LOL!!!
I was able to do so because after a while - they disolve. And what was left was so minor - it really didn't do much - and hurt none.
Don't be grossed out!!
You gave birth for crying out loud! That's far more gross (when you stop and REALLY think about it) than a few itty bitty stitches (ok.. or not so itty bitty...)

Take a big gulp of something alcoholic (when you are allowed)... and go for it!!! Not before... because otherwise you will scar... Or better yet... just let the doctor do it!!!

LOL
KC

Anonymous said...

u got a good organization!
i wish that soon u will have a beer!! a fresh beer!yeaaaaaaah!that's resolves a lot of problems!! ;P eh eh!

have a good day!!

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Malathionman said...

My mother-in-law had her knee replaced about 5 weeks ago and she is driving and walking around without a cane. You should be out and about real soon unless you want to milk that whole walkie talkie thing.

The wierdest thing about the knee replacement we noticed was how much straighter the leg is now compared to the other leg. She is going to have that one done in 6 months.

The Dissonance said...

Mu mu? Us guys love a summer dress; we don't see them much anymore except at parties. Hmm... a light, diaphanous, blows in the breeze kind a dress. Oops, did I write that out loud? ;o)

t i m said...

Hey cousin,

In England we say fag instead of cigarettes; snog instead of kiss; tea instead of dinner (yeah I don’t get that last one either but we invented the language so there :)

Travelling north of Manchester, even I sometimes need a translator to understand some of the words spoken by the locals that sound a lot like English, but I’ve no idea what they’re saying.

Anywho, while you’re shedding away & recuperating you might want to watch an episode of the Peep Show [no its nothing like that, honest] on YouTube – http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Za1JOa65k – beware the writing is a little bit R-rated compared to JK Rowling so I plan to sue them for adding a faint laughter line on my forehead every time I watch it.

Anonymous said...

hi elizabeth,how the life goes today from your positioning of the sofa ? i image u like a sheriff with the walkie talkie in ur right hands,and the phone in the other one,and then..shoot shoot shoot again! in peace!

this morning (saturday ) i stay with the broom in my right hand and i've got the scoop in the other hand;and i shoot shoot shoot !in the dust! ;)))

have a good weekend dear ciaooo

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Anonymous said...

THANX FOR YOUR GIFT!!!!VERY FUNNY!WHAT A PLEASURE!!

I WOULD LEAVE U A LITTLE GIFT 4 U TOO,BUT I do NOT SUCCEED TO PUT THE CODE IN THIS BLOG AND ALSO IN UR MYSPACEBLOG..I JUST KNOW WHY:'BECAUSE I'M CUTE&ITALAIN TOO!
:D

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CIAO CIAO HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!

Anonymous said...

OK,I LEAVE TO YOU THE SITE WHERE U CAN CHOOSE MY PRESENT..IT'S THE ONLY SOLUTION THAT I HAVE..:/

http://www.magmypic.com/

I HAD CHOOSE "VAGUE MAGAZINE" AND I HAD PUT ON YOUR BEAUTY PIC "MOI"

I HAD DO A GOOD WORK!WHAT A FASHION !

CIAO SARA.

LceeL said...

Hang in there, kid. You're doin' great.

Diesel said...

I am trying to get in the habit of using "shite" in daily conversation. It's harder than you might think.

Sidewalks said...

I'll admit to being a little too scared to look at your stitches photos. I clicked on the link then looked away from the computer as I waited for it to load. Once it was on screen I glanced quickly and looked away again, fearing the worst. But they don't look that bad at all...I was picturing big Frankenstien zipper-like stitches going across your knees.

Those Bose headphones are a lifesaver on cross country flights. I have some that are a little more expensive than the ones in your link but they're worth every penny.

That's a pretty sweet set up you've got going there! Looks like you're living like a queen (even if it's a "skin-shedding,gimpy-walking, bruised and stitched knee" queen). You should take a picture of yourself in that condition, maybe use it on this year's Christmas card as sort of a "What I did on my Summer vacation" sort of thing ;)

Hang in there, you'll be chugging that beer before you know it.

Lizzie-Beth said...

Your stitches look pretty good in the picture. I hope that infection was quickly taken care of. Stitches shouldn't hurt coming out. Mine never have.

I have the same headphones and just love them. They can't be beat for comfort and sound...in my opinion.