I’m back, sort of. It was a week ago I had surgery, I got home a couple days ago, had post-op yesterday. The after effects of it all are still taking a toll; I’m very tired, sore/in pain, foggy from the anesthesia, and on a mostly liquid diet. It’s all about the plumbing.
I tried reading in the hospital but couldn’t concentrate, and still can’t. Once home, I tried reading the new Lady Trent novel, In the Labyrinth of Drakes, and as much as I wanted to, I couldn’t concentrate enough to read it.
So I’m just sleeping a lot and hanging out. Maybe I’ll have real post, about books and such, by next week.
Glad to hear that you are home. I have found that when I was very ill, I could not concentrate on reading either.
Thanks, Tracy. It’s mostly the anethesectic they tell me. It can hang on in the system for two weeks or more.
Glad you feel like hitting the keyboard, at least briefly. Hope you’re feeling much better soon.
I think “feeling much better” may be a while yet, but I thought I should put something up to say I’m on the slow recovery path.
Glad you’re back home–it’s impossible to relax in a hospital bed. Don’t try to recover too quickly; perhaps it’s time to just listen to some favorite music or watch some mindless tv.
Thanks, Deb, you’re right. I have lots of favorite music to listen to. Seems like most TV is mindless these days. 😉
Rest and heal well. Richard. We’ll wait.
Thanks, Jerry. If only I could read… Though staring out the window has it’s merits.
Glad to see you back. We were discussing you last night (were your ears burning?) over dinner with Patti & Phil Abbott. Hope the recovery is smooth.
Just wanted to let you know I’ve been reading your recommendation, MIDNIGHT RIOT, and I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. Good one, which I hope to finish today. My library only had an ebook of the first title so I’ve been reading it on the Kindle.
I didn’t have ear burn, maybe I was asleep, or watching FACE OFF, the finale of which was last night. First TV I’d watched since I went into the hospital. Glad you’re enjoying MIDNIGHT RIOT, it’s nice when someone else – especially you – likes a book I recommend. I read the 2nd book on the iPad.
I found that I couldn’t read after both of my knee replacement surgeries. The drugs fogged my mind. But, I could listen to audio books (which I did). And, Deb’s right: mindless TV and music work, too. Get well soon!
I don’t think it’s the pain med that’s fogging me, it’s the lingering anasthesia. It’s a stormy day here, maybe good for a big symphony or two, Mahler or Beethoven.
The whole general anesthesia experience is so discombobulating — loss of memory, trying to reorient yourself, delayed reaction times. Here’s to a speedy and pain free recovery. I agree with many above that music definitely helps! Glad you’re back at home.
Sleep is also good, and I’ve been doing a lot of it. I was going to listen to some music today, but we had to go into town for an errand, then other stuff. Maybe later.
How about a book on tape?
It’s the concentration thing, Bob. Can’t seem to focus.
Sleep is healing. get plenty!
Glad things are on an uptick, even if slowly. What music works best?
In this situation, classical. I don’t have to focus so much.