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Old 08-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #4791
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Getting ready to kick back for a little while after our lunch.

It seems as though I get tired more easily since my hand surgery. I suppose that's because everything takes lot longer to do, I'm using less often used muscles more and/or in different ways and also because my left hand is in as bad a state as my right one was before the surgery.

A new cast was put on after the stitches were removed on Thursday and it was way farther up my forearm than the original one. This posed a myriad of problems and the area above the cast was becoming terribly bruised.

Glenn came to my rescue a little while ago with some of his auto body tools when he cut about a 2-inch cuff off the top. Hooray! I can now touch my face. I couldn't get my hand even a foot away before he did his little "chop-chop" trick. I'm a happy camper.

So, now that that little hiccup has been handled I'm going to lean back on the sofa, turn on my latest audio book and let the narrator take me away.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #4792
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Getting ready to kick back for a little while after our lunch.

It seems as though I get tired more easily since my hand surgery. I suppose that's because everything takes lot longer to do, I'm using less often used muscles more and/or in different ways and also because my left hand is in as bad a state as my right one was before the surgery.

A new cast was put on after the stitches were removed on Thursday and it was way farther up my forearm than the original one. This posed a myriad of problems and the area above the cast was becoming terribly bruised.

Glenn came to my rescue a little while ago with some of his auto body tools when he cut about a 2-inch cuff off the top. Hooray! I can now touch my face. I couldn't get my hand even a foot away before he did his little "chop-chop" trick. I'm a happy camper.

So, now that that little hiccup has been handled I'm going to lean back on the sofa, turn on my latest audio book and let the narrator take me away.
Katie tiring easily after surgery is very common. In fact I would worry if that didn't happen. You will find that you hit that 3:00 o'clock wall every day. It is your body's way of telling you to slow down. Take a break. Even a nap. Listen to your body. Your body has been invaded. And it needs time to heal itself. Let it. I know only too well, after a plethera of surgeries, of what I say. You may never get a chance to rest this much again after you are all healed. Enjoy it. Let Glen take care of you. (It will make him fell manly!) You will be returning the favor soon enough. Find easy things you can do with one hand. Audio books are a great start. Good luck and here's hoping for a quick healiing.
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I'm trying to decide what to eat before work. Really, I just want to take a nap. I got up super early today for some stupid reason...
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #4794
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I'm trying to decide what to eat before work. Really, I just want to take a nap. I got up super early today for some stupid reason...
Eat something high in protein. It will help carry you through work.
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Eat something high in protein. It will help carry you through work.
I had an ice cream sandwich lol. Might have to make an actual sandwich to eat on the way. Otherwise I'll never make it.
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Anyone planning to watch the meteor shower tonight?
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Anyone planning to watch the meteor shower tonight?
Didn't know there was one. Will have to watch our weather station and find out what sky it will be in.
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We are about to step out for a walk after the kitchen reforming noise ... By the latest Tuesday, it should be finished ...

Have lovely wkend.
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Trying again with another pot of beans. They're done, so now I'm just working on the seasonings. I added 1/2# of sliced kielbasa and am waiting to see what that does as far as salt it concerned, then I'll add some kosher salt if necessary.

Herbs included were bay leaf, thyme, oregano and basil, plus a good dollop of margarine for the buttery flavor.
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Trying again with another pot of beans. They're done, so now I'm just working on the seasonings. I added 1/2# of sliced kielbasa and am waiting to see what that does as far as salt it concerned, then I'll add some kosher salt if necessary.

Herbs included were bay leaf, thyme, oregano and basil, plus a good dollop of margarine for the buttery flavor.
Sounds like you can't go wrong with that mix. Bet your kitchen smells really good.
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