Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Uselessness and Crippledom

For the last 6 days I have been to five places: the hospital, my parents' house, the doctor's office, In-n-Out and Baja Fresh. Most of this time has been spent lying down or pacing aimlessly. Only the Vicodin keeps it interesting, and even that's only because for the first hour or so after I take it, it makes me loopy.

Honestly, this is making me nuts. I can't go anywhere on my own, and I only have enough energy to move around for half an hour here and there. And this is from minor surgery. God, I don't remember it being this irritating when they rebuilt my hand. Of course, then, I had to take finals on painkillers. I got good grades that time, but it was all sympathy. After the fact, most of my professors told me I needn't really have shown up for the tests. Cool huh? Not to be ungrateful, but a little advanced warning would have been nice.

This time around, it's simpler. I scheduled this one. I planned my absence from work, did the pre-op visits and read up on the procedure and recovery. The doctor braced me to be mostly immobile and in agony for two weeks. Fine, I'm a highly trained athlete, I can take it.

Thing is, it didn't start to hurt until yesterday, day-friggin'-five. And even now, it's only a dull roar. So yeah, I'm climbing the walls, or I would be if my leg worked. Oh well, at least I paid for the privilege, right?

6 comments:

Manasse said...

Hope to see you out training again soon!

katie b said...

:( that's no fun at all, but if it helps i know what you're going through - i was out of it for a really long time after knee surgery. you're strong though, so you'll get through it fine and be stronger than ever! maybe you just need dana, bri and me to come over and cheer you up!!!!!

Ben said...

you could watch cnn and see what florida is going to screw up with this election....

tinaparker87 said...

Sorry you are in pain Ryan! Recover fast buddy!

Betsy said...

I think you should write a blog post after the vicodin-induced "loopy-ness" kicks in. :)

Hope you're doing better today than you were yesterday!

ann marie said...

get better soon!!