Thursday, June 18, 2009
trying to document the experience for later
Let's just say that the pain was unbearable at first, then the nerve block at the knee down to the ankle wore off, and the pain became undescribable, with me screaming in agony and choking down gulping, snotty sobs until the pain meds did enough to help me to almost sleep and distance myself from the constant pain and nausea.
I fell off the crutches several times, but four of those instances were worse than the others. I now have the knee walker, thanks to Cheryl and Dale, but I still need crutches to get to and from the bathroom. I tried to go to the kitchen twice, but that was not fun.
Angel knows what I need before I do, and he provides me with everything and more, and so his halo glistens even more brightly than ever before. That doesn't mean I am not still stubborn and try to do things for myself. He tells me not to, and sometimes I listen, but it is not his fault when I don't. He has the patience of a grandmother in a candy shop with ten grandkids and no money. I can't think of anyone else who is better equipped to handle me than he is.
So, thanks to him, I have bananas and peanut butter and bread and grapes and strawberries and tiny tomatoes and granola bars, and he even made me coffee for the first time this morning. I have everything I need. I just need to get better.
And the pain wasn't letting me think at all. I am told I didn't make much sense, and my sentences were not complete for a while there.
The alarm just went off to tell me that it is time to take another med. That is priority.
Anna C. Morrison is an author of children’s books, including Silly Moments and Green Gooey Goop, with many more to follow. She is also an adjunct professor for multiple colleges and universities, both face-to-face and online. While she instructs various levels of English composition, she also teaches classes on literature, film, feature writing, and technical writing, among others. In addition, she has worked with Adapt Courseware as a writing consultant on three video course projects, including college skills and composition. Anna received her MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and her BA in English, Creative Writing, from California State University, San Bernardino. Anna is an active member of SCBWI and is available for book signings. She lives in Southern California with her family and pets. Please visit her web site at www.annacmorrison.com.