Saturday, January 7, 2012

Recovering from the trip and tests.

Good heavens, I wasn't expecting so many nice comments about being able to head back to Arizona.  But as some of you have alluded, I have to get better and be able to travel in the car without the vibrations from the road causing so much pain.  (Thank You for all the well wishes!)

That will just take time, as I have experienced this before having had so many trips for these surgeries.  We kind of made some tentative plans about a couple of weeks away, but again I need to get over the night pain that comes with this surgery thing.  And get so I am not needing the pain pills, so much.  Or I'll never be able to get up in the mornings.

I just sat here in the recliner most of the day, reading the internet and then starting up my laptop, because Loyce wanted to use the printer, and it only works on a microsoft operating system machine.  It is a driver thing, as it does not have any linux or ipad software.  As far as the Apple, they have proprietary cables as well, so nothing that isn't Apple will work with the I pad.  That is why I have stayed away from Apple, but Loyce likes the little thing so I just say yes dear...

But with Microsoft running on the laptop, the printer wakes right up and prints out the stuff the boss wants.  Of course that meant that the laptop needed to run most of the rest of the day downloading the updates it has missed since we used it last before we left Arizona.

I have been reading Tom Sawyer again on the book reader that is part of Google Chrome Apps.  It is a really old book, so it can be downloaded for free.  It has captivated the rest of this evening, and I never even turned on the TV.   That means that I have missed Gold Rush on the discovery channel, but they run the stuff over and over, so I will see it eventually.

Recliner driving has allowed me to get over the pain and trauma of going to the hospital yesterday, and I have not had a pain pill all day, so perhaps I will be headed to better recovery here in the near future.  At least that is the plan.  Just hang around and get better so we can get out of here sometime yet this month....

Retired Rod


  1. Glad you are doing better Rod! Hope you continue to improve so that you can make it back out here to Arizona.We'd sure like to see you two again sometime this winter. Hugs!!
    Mac & Nette

  2. Patience with yourself and Time are the two most important things needed to heel and as we age we need more of each.

    It's about time.

  3. Tom Sawyer? Now there's a book I haven't heard mentioned in a long, long time. I've got it on my eReader too so I may have to read it again sometime.

    Glad to hear you're taking it easy even if it is hard to do.

  4. There are a lot of good books for free on Google Books, and other places, too. With your reader, you can read them. Read all of Mark Twain's books, and then you'll be ready for that trip to Arizona. Have fun sitting there!


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