Just some thoughts for the day:
I guess that’s all that I have on my mind for the moment…….
I used to write some pretty corny poetry — here are two that I wrote about Buffy:
Little Buffy is so playful and funny.
She dances and prances and hops like a bunny.
She runs outside and chases butterflies.
And she has soft and big brown eyes.
She’s my doggie and mine alone.
And she loves me, me and me alone.
I love my puppy.
Her name is Buffy.
She loves to play
and run all day.
She has long soft ears
and barks at mirrors.
Her fur is really, really curly
and she licks me out of bed early.
I love my puppy.
Her name is Buffy.
No, not that kind of BOO BOO — an “ouchie” BOO BOO! I have been dealing with a sharp pain in my right side for about 3 weeks now! I thought I pulled a muscle or something, but also recognized that the pain was just about where my gall bladder is, so wondered if it might be that! I started to hurt so bad that I finally gave in and went to the new Urgent Care facility on Hawkins Ave about a week and a half ago. They ruled out gall bladder (no other symptoms associated with gall bladder problems). They took some X-rays because they suspected a cracked rib, but the X-rays didn’t show anything. They concluded it might just be muscular and gave me some pain medicine! It helped with the pain somewhat – at least it helped me sleep through the night without the pain waking me up! But, it got worse again in the last few days and no help from the pain meds – I was up with the pain all night last night! So, I went back to the Urgent Care this morning and they took some more X-rays and asked me a bunch more questions and poked around some more……………I have a fractured rib!!! Man, that hurts!!! It hurts constantly, but is really intense when I move just right, breath in deep, or use my right arm for almost anything. They gave me some more pain medicine to get me through the nights, but there isn’t much else they can do – I just have to take it easy until it heals and that could take up to 8 weeks!!!
They used to wrap fractured ribs in a rib support thingy to restrict movement, but it also restricted deep breathing and full expansion of the lungs – which caused pneumonia!!! So, they don’t do that anymore. They only treat the pain now to help the person with a rib fracture deal with the pain while the rib heals itself.
So, that’s my drama for now — I won’t be doing cartwheels or exotic pole dancing for a while…….
Top Chef is coming back next week — all new season starts on Weds 12th at 10:00 on Bravo…… you know where I’ll be at that time! Woo Hoo!!!
Yep — I zonked out on the couch again and missed the season finale of Project Runway!!! I did set up the recorder, though, so I have it to watch tomorrow — but it is not the same as watching it when it fresh! I came in the den to shut down (and leave this follow up post). While I sat here, I cheated and watched the last few minutes – Christian won!!! I figured he would. I’ll watch the whole thing tomorrow to see what all three did for their final show.
For now – it is about time I went to bed!
OK — I know that several other bloggers have announced the new blog started by Irene Harvley-Felder and they all sang her praises!!! BUT — I feel the urge to put in my two cents here, too.
Irene is a recent addition to our Communities In Schools of Lee County family – she assumed the role of part time Program Coordinator about a month ago and we are so happy to have her! When you read her blog (http://irenefelder.wordpress.com/), you will get a taste of the quality of her work. She puts that same passion and energy into all that she tackles.
I am so glad that her creative juices will now flow in another way — for us blog enthusiasts to enjoy!
Welcome to our blog group, Irene!