Not Quite the Vacation I Had Planned.

I made it 33 years without ever needing a single surgery. That’s a pretty good stretch. Then, in the space of just one year, I had three. That’s right. Three abdominal surgeries.

The first one doesn’t really count, I suppose. I mean, that was Tori’s fault, not mine. After all, she had to come out somehow! And the remembered effects of said surgery are all mixed up with the exhaustion and general confusion her homecoming caused, so I don’t really recall it being that bad.

Then there was that little procedure I had in February. The one that was supposed to end the problem. Yeah. That one kind of sucked, but the sheer novelty of getting to spend some serious time (guilt-free) in bed was enough to keep me from getting too crabby.

Except, you know what? It didn’t work. Which means, dear Internet, that I had to go under the knife yet again. And this time they had to take stuff out. And you know what? That hurts.

It’s four days later now, and I still feel like I’m eighty years old.

My whole abdomen hurts, of course (by the way, if one more person asks me if the original pain is gone, I’m going to hurt someone. I don’t know. Everything hurts, damn it). But worse is the dang shoulder pain. I feel like a small, very toothy creature is trying to gnaw its way out of the back of my neck.

Even worse than that? Is the total exhaustion. Yesterday, I did the dishes and then had to go lay down for a half hour. That’s how tired I was.

Did I mention this sucks?

Oh, and Tori’s getting not one, but three teeth. And because we weren’t already having a good enough time, she got her shots yesterday.

And Brian? Well, let’s just say he’s done playing nursemaid (now he’s just frigging crabby).

So, to review:

  1. I feel like I’ve been stomped on by the Jolly Green Giant
  2. My child is channeling her inner demon
  3. My husband is pouting like a five-year-old who’s been told his best friend has the chicken pox and can’t play

And you know what the kicker is?

I am using my vacation time to experience all this joy. That’s right. My dreams of an oceanside hiatus have been smashed into so much dust because after I return to work, I’ll  have not a single vacation day left.

Aren’t I a lucky girl?

So now you all know why I’ve been so quiet this week. I don’t have anything nice to say. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to cursing the universe…silently (I don’t dare do it out loud. That universe is a real bitch, you know).

I’ll keep my mouth shut until I have something other than complaints to spew, promise.

9 Comments on Not Quite the Vacation I Had Planned.

  1. Unknown Mami
    April 18, 2010 at 12:16 am (6 years ago)

    I'm sorry. You are allowed to curse out loud, just do it in pig latin, I'm pretty sure the Universe does not speak pig latin.

  2. One Cluttered Brain
    April 18, 2010 at 12:51 am (6 years ago)

    Aww. I hope you feel better soon.
    That bites. hopefully this surgery fixes the pain once and for all. Hope your kiddo feels better soon too.

  3. Sunday
    April 18, 2010 at 1:04 am (6 years ago)

    Ugh. I hate that horrid shoulder pain that goes along with abdominal surgery.
    I hope you feel better really soon and your little sweetie takes her tylenol like a good little girl so you can all rest easier.

  4. Scary Mommy
    April 18, 2010 at 1:17 am (6 years ago)

    Oh, that stinks!! Hope you're resting up and feeling better!!

  5. The Empress
    April 18, 2010 at 1:39 am (6 years ago)

    Dear sweet lady: I hope you feel better soon. And I've only had one surgery in my life, that was enough. I can't imagine three in a year.

    Wish I had the proper badge to give you….I'll think of something.

    Meanwhile, I'm thinking of you.. And,yeah, we do miss your posts, but that's alright.

  6. Lise
    April 18, 2010 at 3:36 am (6 years ago)

    Ugh – I'm so, SO sorry to hear about all of this! But good for you for venting! Hope it helped a wee bit. Fingers are crossed that you're back on your feet, feeling 100% just as soon as can be!

  7. Bossy Betty
    April 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm (6 years ago)

    Feel free to complain! You've got a right too! Tell hubby no pouting!

  8. Suzi
    April 20, 2010 at 12:57 am (6 years ago)

    Oh man, I feel bad for you! :( I remember how bad my back hurt after my abdominal surgery, I had to stay in the hospital for a week and I remember asking for a pillow to put under my knees to ease teh back pain and they flat out told me "no, it'a bad for you". I could have killed them.

    I hope the shoulder (and belly) pain is short lived, that tori's teeth come in quickly so she can be happy again, and that your husband lives trhough all the above! :)

  9. mommablogsalot
    April 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm (6 years ago)

    I'm sorry to hear you had to go in for another surgery – and the loss of vacation time – ouch! I hope this one fixes the problem and you start feeling better and less ouchy soon!


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