What have you been up to, pray, and why isn’t there any updates to [INSERT STORY TITLE HERE]?

Well, that is easily answered: because I am still sick.

1.  I had my “operation” over two weeks ago and I am still in pain.  I went for my post-op follow up appointment and guess what, there is a reason I am still in pain.  To cure this pain I was given a prescription medication that is solely reserved for elderly men who have trouble in a “certain” area, and I think somewhere on the warning label there is something about women not even being permitted to handle these pills. But there was my doctor, slapping them in my hand and hurrying off without a backwards glance, instructions, or assurance.  I really dislike him (the specialist, not my family doctor, who is fabulous!)

2. On top of all that, food still revolts.  I have to REALLY look at the food and think about the food before I put it in my mouth.  Everything tastes disgusting.  And the smell of food… back in the day (waaayyy back in the day, when I was first pregnant I never got morning sickness, but I got evening sickness… right around dinner time… when people started to cook meat… and onions… and you could smell it everywhere in the neighborhood.  It took me something like five years to eat onions again after that.  And that’s how “this” feels, like morning sickness.  The only thing I don’t seem to have trouple with is potato chips.  Water. also, is a struggle.  Iced tea has become a lifeline… and only if it is virtually unsweetened.  I bought a bottle of Peak sweetened iced tea today at lunch and I couldn’t even finish half of it.  So yes, potato chips and Iced tea.  I’m eating like a picky four year old.

3  An on top of all that, if you can believe it, I am dangerously (as both the surgeon and the anesthesiologist told me) anemic.  Imagine my day trying to swallow 3 iron pills… with water… that revolts.

4. And on top of all that, as if it can get any worse, everything has a smell.  It’s like my sense of smell has become super-heightened.  Everyday smells in the office and at home (like 409 or Windex or anything sweet smelling) makes me want to hurl.  I was walking through the grocery store this evening and I became so nauseous in the candle aisle that I thought I was going to faint. The only smell that doesn’t set me off is the smell is of a match that has just been blown out.  So yes, I am lighting matches all the time.

So, sorry for the whiny post, but that’s what’s going on.  You may now resume your normal lives.  Think of me while you get to have something super-delicious tonight for dinner while I dig into my gigantic bag of Munchos. (which by rights, cannot even be classified technically as “chips”.


14 thoughts on “What have you been up to, pray, and why isn’t there any updates to [INSERT STORY TITLE HERE]?

  1. Sounds like a nightmare. Is it the medication causing the food and smell issues? How long are you on them for?
    Really hope you feel better soon. Sending a virtual hug your way (I’ll try not to crush your Munchos in the process).

    • No, it’s not the medication, it’s purely the anemia which causes low oxygen in the blood, so I am not firing on all cylinders. When the body struggles, taste is one of the things that goes first. But I feel a little better this morning. I was able to eat a bowl of cereal. Thanks for the hug! 🙂

  2. Awww, I hope you get better soon. Never mind the stories, we will all still be here when you get back to writing. Look after yourself.

    • Thanks! As to looking out for myself, it is only too true. I would much rather have some tall, dark and handsome gentleman bringing me tea at my request, but alas, it is never meant to be! 🙂

    • I know, right, but his specialty is few and far between in this area… believe me, I have looked hard for a replacement. And women do not appear to even take up type of medicine. I am stuck. Thank you for your good thoughts!!

  3. I really hope you feel better soon. Sending good thoughts your way and as everyone else has said–we’re not going anywhere, so don’t worry about the writing. Just concentrate on your health. *hugs*

    • Thank you for the hug. I was actually able to eat a piece of chicken tonight, so there is some hope on the horizon.

  4. Yikes! I’m surprised the pharmacy didn’t do a double-take when they saw that you were prescribed a gentleman’s pill. I’m sorry you’re not easily able to eat anything besides Munchos and iced tea. Not even red wine and some mild cheese? *hugs*

    • In this case, he merely went to his sample closet. I was able to call his nurse (his VERY harried looking nurse) to the check-out desk, and she explained how I was to take the pills. I think nurse actually run the world of medicine. Too bad they are paid very little in comparison.

  5. I’m sad that you are feeling so bad. I hope recovery is just around the corner. Hang in there! Rest well and try to do stuff that brings you joy. *hug*

    • Thanks for the hug! Actually, this weekend I was able to get a lot of extra sleep on Saturday and a Sunday nap. Sunday naps are my one weakness. I wish I could take daily naps at work. One thing I am gratefull for is that I can pretty much sit at my desk and not be bothered with having to get up and down to much. Unfortunately, I don’t have much medical leave left so I have to go in regardless of how I feel.

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