Monday, February 20, 2006

the good, the bad, and the ugly

good news - i'm back to work after having my knee arthroscopy, and two bone fragments removed from my left knee on the 8th. at first i was hesitant to come back (with a little over a week off who wants to go back to work?? but bills are a calling....) so here i sit. back in the same old job with not too much to do. oh well, i'm still glad to be back and out and about socializing again.

more good news - recently found out that a close friend of mine who went through a tough break-up and has been out own her own (man free for a year i think) and she has finally met a nice, tall, dark handsome older man and she couldn't be happier (and i couldn't be happier for her!). so the saying is true. good things come to those who wait!

bad news - i have to start physio tomorrow. ouch. and i'm dreading the pain (i here they really make u work, which is a good thing in a way but i'm a total baby when it comes to pain) so i'm not looking forward to tomorrow afternoon.

and finally the ugly - ontop of hearing the good news about one friend i found out some horrible news about another friend. i overheard some of my co-workers talking about a guy who had passed away from a heart attack over the weekend and found out that it was my friends dad. i felt like i had been hit with a ton of bricks. and i instantly flashed to when i was in her wedding party and how he was so happy and just buzzing around, making jokes and just so proud of her. she was definetely a daddy's girl. and then i thought of my own dad who is about the same age and that i could be me going thru the hell of having just lost him. i can't imagine what she is going thru. and i can't imagine facing her tomorrow in the receiving line and giving her my condolances.

anyways, that's the latest and greatest ~ i'm out ~


Wandering Coyote said...

Well, glad to hear the knee surgery went OK, but yeah, the physio will be painful, I'm sure. But it's a good pain! A healing pain! Think of it that way.

Sorry to hear about your friend's dad. You can never be prepared for a sudden death like that one, so just enjoy your loved ones all the more NOW.

flea said...

wc - thanks, i'm nervous as hell but i'm sure i will live (if i can handle the pain of dislocating it in the first place than this should be a piece of cake...right....right????)

i know i think this has made me appreciate my mom and dad all the more. not looking forward to the wake this afternoon, i'm sure i will be blatting my head off.

Mister Underhill said...

I know what you mean about not wanting to come back to work after some time off being sick.

Also, the physical therapy is a nightmare. I finally gave it up as the pain afterwards was so much worse than the pain of my back problems.

flea said...

mister u - thanks for dropping by and making me even more nervous!

i'm now dreading this session....

Bridget Jones said...

YAY Flea!!! Welcome back!!! Sorry about your friend's dad...WC's right, sudden exits are easiest on the ones who have them and murder on the rest of us left here. She's also right about enjoying/loving while you can.

Saw an artificial knee on TV a few days ago. I definitely want one. All shiny steel.

But no physio!!

Can we use wine instead?

Bridget Jones said...

Flea, physio isn't that bad. If the place you go to is cool, they have neato machines that do a lot of the work for you.

I nicknamed one Sven because it feels like a massage. Forgot what I named the other one, but it was masculine and nice feeling too...

flea said...

so the physio wasn't really all that bad, in fact i didn't have to have any of the fancy macines or the scary one with the electrodes...just basic movements that i have to do 2 times a day

so i'll live for another day

thanks for the kind words and encouragement

Kleokatra said...

Glad to hear that your knee is better, and that your PT is not so bad. It may be a little difficult for a while, as your knee has to get the strength built back into it, but it will be worth it. If it really does hurt, all you have to do is talk to the PT and they can figure out if it is normal pain or if you are doing something wrong. ;) Glad to have you back.

Bridget Jones said...

Yay Flea!!!