Archive for January, 2008

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Blog Jam

January 29, 2008

Have had trouble wanting to post lately.  Think I’ll blog about it. 🙂

Seriously though, this is definitely my biggest overall lull since I’ve started blogging.  I’m sure you’ve noticed! 

Its not that I haven’t had so much to blog about its sick.  I have.  Or the opportunity because of my post surgery brace that causes me to sit on the couch for ungodly amounts of time.  I’ve had that too.

I just haven’t had the desire.  I still read people’s blogs, looking for snapshots into their reality.  That would be a good name for a blog.  Snapshots into my reality.

So here’s a quick snapshot.  I’m three weeks into post surgery on my leg, three weeks left in a brace.  I just finished reading one of the best books I have ever read called The Shack.  I’m looking very much forward to an upcoming Mexico Missions Trip this summer.  I’m relearning that email is a horrible way to communicate anything slightly emotional other than encouragement.  I’m excited that Lost is about to start again.  My little brother is about to turn 30 which makes me feel old.  Many of my friends are facing the toughest situations of their lives, all different and unrelated. I love my family, love my church, love my friends.  I’m still amazed that God loves me, and learning that I don’t believe He does nearly as much as I want to believe it.  I know it,  but I don’t believe it enough.  I miss my friend Matt Singley.  And Matt Lusk.  And Mitch.  And my brother Mike.  And Pearce.  And Storms. I can’t wait to play basketball again someday. I ate approximately 10 peanut butter Hershey Kiss cookies tonight, not including the cookie dough.

Wow.  Look at that.  I blogged!

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Post op

January 22, 2008

Yesterday was post op, the first time I’ve seen my doctor since surgery.

Let me rephrase that, I never saw my doctor once during surgery, because I was out like a light, so it was the first time he had seen me.

Pretty routine, he took out my staples.  Unfortunately he used the analogy that at worst it might feel like bee stings.  BEE STINGS! I hate bees, so of course each one that he pulled out was a yellow jacket doing his thing on my leg instead of just a guy taking out staples. I could literally see the yellow jackets in my mind.  Thanks doc.

I’m totally off the drugs now, except for some occasional ibuprofen when the knee swells. I still have four more weeks plus left in this leg brace, which is tough because my leg is already the size of my wrists, so I’m pretty sure when I take it off there won’t be anything there but a spaghetti noodle, which will be really weird because those are tough to walk with.

I have begun working full time again which is nice in passing the time, because I love my job, but I can’t wait till I get to be a part of worship on Sunday’s again.

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post surgery thoughts

January 16, 2008

Here are a few things I’ve learned from my surgery one week ago.

*I want to go running. 

*The most comfortable chair in your house loses its appeal after like, 60 hours.

*Lying in one place and eating like a sumo wrestler makes you gain weight.  Who knew?

*Its really hard to function on narcotics. 

*Espn highlights aren’t as cool the 4th time around.

*Allison is an amazing nurse.  So is Macy.

*Ava has a new play toy, with a song that plays when she pushes a certain button.  I believe she has pushed that button 65,867 times so far.

*Macy has pushed it another 2765 times.

*Call of Duty is awesome for post surgery, and so is Macy.

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Drugs

January 10, 2008

I’m feeling pretty good today.  The drugs are making sure of that.  They are pretty trippy though.  Twice I have fallen asleep while in mid sentence with Allison.  And twice I have taken a drink of water and forgot to swallow.   The first time a couple minutes later all of a sudden I realized my mouth was full, and I swallowed without incident.  The second time, I went to talk, and then remembered my mouth was full of water.  Pretty hilarious.  I even fell asleep twice typing the blog.  I’m sawing blogs. 

I woke up at 5:30 this morning, and spent some time in the Word.  The rest of my day has been filled with sleeping, eating, drinking water, moving my ankle around for circulation, and icing my leg.   

I’m now going downstairs to do one legged jumpropes to get some blood flow going.   jk   I think I’ll stay on the couch and work on remembering to swallow.

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home now

January 9, 2008

Wow.  I am home now, got home about 3:15.  Don’t really remember a thing about the surgery.  Allison is taking amazing care of me and the drugs are good! 🙂

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Day 1 Morning of

January 9, 2008

It’s 4:50 am.  About to leave for Providence for surgery.  Surgery starts at 7:30. Macy is at my moms.  Allison and Ava are taking me to the hospital.  I stayed up till about midnight. 

I feel pretty good about today.  Lots and lots of support, encouragement, and prayers.

I’ll try to update as much as possible.  I’ve decided to just do my major knee (right) today, and leave the minor surgery on the other one for later. 

My spiritual goal for this time is to not "check out", but to stay engaged, stay connected, with God, life, etc.  Thank you for your prayers towards that end!

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Surgery

January 4, 2008

In a few days, Wed morning to be exact, I’ll have surgery for the first time in my life.  Both of my knees. 

I’m anxious, but also excited, because its been so long since I’ve been able to play any sports, and the only way I could think about it again was this surgery. 

At one time I had a goal of working out really hard for three months leading up to Wed.  Well, I managed to work out less this last three months than I ever have in the last 10 years or so.  Nice huh. 

Anyway, one of the things I dread is just the lack of connection with people, so feel free to email, call, whatever!