Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'll be away from my blog tomorrow for my gallbladder surgery. Everyone from my doctor to friends to strangers in the waiting room have said that the surgery isn't a big deal. I'm not worried about the procedure, but I know if I get bored, I'll be trying to get up and back to my usual routines too soon. On the advice of a couple of friends who've "been there, done that, regretted it", I should really try to keep things low-key for at least five days. Here's what I plan to do to keep busy while I'm "down":

  • Sleep. Anytime I feel like it. Preferably with cats curled up beside me.
  • Watch some old movies on DVR and Netflix...some I've seen, some I've never seen, many that Shane is not interested in seeing.
  • Work on the afghan I'm crocheting for my daughter and son-in-law.
  • Read. What would recuperation be without a good book or two?
  • Blog. After a few days. (Our only computer is a desktop and not in the same room as my recliner and TV.)
  • Clean out bookmarks and other computer files that I rarely take time to sort through otherwise.
  • Play too many games of Farkle on Facebook.
  • Let Shane take care of meals, laundry and Kat. He helps a lot with these anyway, so it shouldn't be much trouble for him.
  • Let things go. This will be the hard one for me; we'll see how long it lasts.

See you all in a few days!


The Cookbook Junkie said...

That sounds like heaven to me LOL.

I hope you have a fast and uneventful recovery.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry I'm just now seeing this. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery. I had my gallbladder out 22 years ago--I felt so much better as soon as it was done--I hope you are the same. Take care and listen to your body.

Cathy said...

Good luck. Sending healing thoughts and a quick recovery.

Tug said...

Wow. I am SERIOULSY late to *this* party...but am chiming in with the 'take it easy' thing. I have found, through experience, that it's SO much easier to recover right after than it is later...I hope you're taking things easy. Please?