Back, Sort of

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.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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19 Responses to Back, Sort of

  1. tracybham says:

    Glad to hear that you are home. I have found that when I was very ill, I could not concentrate on reading either.

  2. macavityabc says:

    Glad you feel like hitting the keyboard, at least briefly. Hope you’re feeling much better soon.

  3. Deb says:

    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.

  4. Jerry House says:

    Rest and heal well. Richard. We’ll wait.

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    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.

  6. 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!

  7. John says:

    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.

  8. Bob Napier says:

    How about a book on tape?

  9. Sleep is healing. get plenty!

  10. Todd Mason says:

    Glad things are on an uptick, even if slowly. What music works best?

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