Happy 2016

Well, Christmas kind of sucked. :)

There was a surgery, which I woke up from and started drinking fluids, etc. in recovery. Then a lot of bleeding and a second, emergency surgery wherein I of course started vomiting. Aspirated some of that, and ended up with pneumonia. Not fun. So I spent most of the days at the hospital hooked up to IV tubes and catheters and oxygen tubes, all so very much not fun. I vomited and/or wee’d on pretty much everyone in the entire hospital, and was naked in front of more people than I think I ever have in my life. Mind you, I’ve been naked in front of a lot of people…but I reached a point where it was commonplace, as all the people currently in the room at any one time had probably already seen my ass. Including visiting family members, yaay. There is little dignity available for patients in hospitals.

Now I’m home and am pretty much still flat on my back in bed. Pneumonia is the worst. Sitting here at my desk for a bit is a big accomplishment, although I feel as though a small child is sitting on my chest and I’m struggling for air. You would think that sitting in a chair would be rest just like being in a bed, but no. So it will be a bit before I am back at work, sorry.

One of the worst things that I had to do after I was released? Giving myself injections. If you know me personally you know that I have a deep fear/horror of needles. I can’t watch them on TV without feeling ill. And I had to give myself injections for five days. Five. Days. When the nurse explained it I was in disbelief and then I cried…and when I say I cried I mean that streams of water shot out of my eyes as though someone had squeezed a water bottle. I cried like a cartoon character.

I mean, I did it. Cowboy up, put on my big girl pants, my daddy didn’t raise no pussies and all that. But lordy did that suck.

Being sick is full of ass.

Anyway, ready to collapse now so I wish you all a wonderful 2016, and I know that people with January covers will be worried. I’m going to check mail this afternoon or tomorrow and get back to you all, and hope to be back at work soon. <3

14 thoughts on “Happy 2016”

  1. I’m so glad you’re home! I hope you feel tons better soon. Please take care of yourself, and I hope you have all the help you need for a speedy recovery.

  2. OMG. Injections!? Injections you have to administer yourself?! *sobs* You need a medal. Big hugs and get well soon!

  3. sending all the loves! that sounds like a horrible time :( I’ve had viral pneumonia and it was the worst thing so much sympathies and get well wishes heading your way.)

    rest up, i’ll draw some ravens for you :D

  4. Thank you, Scott! And I love ravens. :)

    And Pippa: Right? I mean, right? The nurse was looking at me like I was the biggest baby ever but I can’t tell you how hard that was. I had five days of blood-thinner injections to prevent deep vein thrombo-whatsit from being in hospital for so long.

    1. I want to cry just reading this. Honestly. I have to psyche myself up for blood tests. Ye gods. *shivers* Talk about facing your fears. You’re a freakin’ hero!

  5. I do hope you fell better real soon, if there was anything I could do to speed up your recovery I would be in the car and on my way.

    Kaz and I wish you well and send many hugs and cuddles, called chuggles.

    Get well soon.

    Raz n Kaz xx

  6. No magic elixers or healing potions when we want or need ’em. Well-wishes and prayers seems small, but it’s all I’ve got…take ’em and take care, Ravven. Be easy on yourself and, if you can, stay in the moment for your peace of mind too.

  7. Holy …. !! I had no idea this was happening! Take care of yourself. Be patient and heal all three parts. Physical, mental and spiritual.



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