Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I spent my first day out and about today.  Post of the latest surgery.  That was two weeks ago.  I believe that I am much ahead of where I was last September when the last surgery big was performed.  But this time I didn't have organs removed, but rather just some things re plumbed.

I drove the car over to my jeweler watch repair guy about 8 miles from here.  I felt every bump that the car hit, and at one point I stopped for a rather long traffic light, which I was thankful for.  It gave me a few moments to regroup my insides from the trauma.

But it has always served me well to get up and get going, which I feel has sped my recovery every time.  So I may have to take an additional pain med tonight, but tomorrow I will be stronger.  And on Thursday, I have to muster enough strength to drive all the way back to the hospital downtown and face the docs for the same tests that I failed last fall.

Tonight I have been sitting here watching the Iowa Caucus results.  As a former Iowan, I have attended these meetings, and have even stood and spoke at the front of the room for a candidate.  No other state has this kind of accountability for what you believe.

As I type this, there is a spread of 18 votes between the republican front runners.  Amazing, but remember that Iowa chose Huckabee last time and he didn't get the nomination in the end for the republicans.  They did choose Obama and we all know they were correct with that one.

So short of me turning this into a political blog, and blasting out a bunch of personal views that are bound to offend at least 50 percent of my readers, I will just say this has been an interesting evening of reporting to say the least.

Perhaps I will just hang around here tomorrow to build up strength for the visit to the hospital on Thursday......  But if I had to leave for Arizona tonight, it would take quite a while to get there based on my ability to go about 50 miles per day currently.  But I'll get stronger again, I'm sure.

Retired Rod


  1. Good to hear you are on the mend Rod. Moving around is good for your recovery but there is a fine line to over doing it. I know after any surgeries I have had I always recovered sooner than some because I smoked. I was up and moving sooner because I had to have that smoke lol. But I also had problems from moving to much,( like adhesions). You know what I am talking about. So go slowly and see you in a few weeks.

    Give my love to Loyce

  2. Nice to hear you were feeling good enough to make the drive and not in the recliner. Definitely means you are getting stronger. Another couple of weeks and you will be really doing great. Good luck with the test results.

  3. Like Brenda said keep yourself going but don't overdo it. If you push too hard it could become a setback and cause more scar tissue to rebuild. You may not be where you want to be at this time, but remember the term "Better Late Than Never"
    Don't push toooo hard pray and be safe.

    It's about time.

  4. Glad to see you're out and about even if it is painful - you're on the mend.

    Sure hope you get good news from the Doc when you visit.

    That was some Iowa caucus last night - 8 votes, WOW!


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