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The Tuesday Redirect (to Lunacy and Foolishness)

Today I had a very stupid, clearly premature idea. Or half stupid— the butter/potato part of the idea, I submit to you, may have merit. Still HALF of the idea has basically torn me open again. SUPER! I am over at Five Full Plates just a few hours PRE-tearing myself open, explaining why it is a GREAT idea. And now I am taking sorry self back to bed to commence experiencing boatloads of self pity and self-directed anger at my inability to NOT push myself when my stupid body is still trying to heal. Stupid. Elliptical.

17 comments to The Tuesday Redirect (to Lunacy and Foolishness)

  • elizabeth

    Oh dear. I hope there were no ambulances involved. It seems rams was right. Please take care of yourself!

  • Becky

    So sorry! I’m sure we could locate a literary quote about great ideas and expectations but mostly I hope you take good care of yourself. That might mean leaving out the butter/potato good idea. Get well!

  • Brigitte

    Ouch, bummer. :-(

    But, even as a mere reader of your blog, I KNEW you’d try to push yourself too early. It’s just inherent in your personality and you can’t help yourself. Therefore, it’s not really YOUR fault, it’s Mr. Husband’s fault for not keeping you tied down on that sofa (yeah, that’s the ticket). ;-)

  • JulieB

    I’m sorry to hear this. I think your true uncomfort zone is actually sitting on the couch. I hope you mend swiftly and fully.

  • Followed you over from the OLD ftk and will commence to updating my Google reader with your new RSS in 3… 2… 1…

  • Aimee

    Ugh…. sorry about the slow healing. The thing I’m recovering from is not as serious as your mellisa-ectomy, but I sprained my foot on Easter and I’m still not up to full speed. I miss working out, and I’m seriously limited as to what I can do. I did yoga over the weekend and felt okay, but then tried it yesterday and after ten minutes was in too much pain to continue. Stupid foot.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • dee

    Had a feeling you’d try to do too much too soon. That’s just YOU, you know? Rest up. Give your body the time it needs to actually heal. Otherwise, you’re just prolonging your couch time.
    And LOVE your new place, btw. So pretty. Just like you. :)

  • Beth R

    Yeah, you’d think those annoying medical-type folks who say “do absolutely NOTHING before 6 weeks” might have some prior knowledge or something. Sigh.

    Sorry to be a smartass – I “know” you well enough to know you were going to try too much too early. I hope you didn’t set yourself back any! You are a lovely, wonderful authorly-type person and you need the rest before the book tour more than you need to be able to fit into your skinny jeans. And WE need to you rest :) What will we do if you lay yourself up? We can’t let Mellisa win!!!

    OK, that was a little rambling, but what I mean to say is: take care of yourself, let yourself heal, and know we’re all here sending you good thoughts and/or prayers (depending upon our beliefs).

  • Kathy

    Ya know, when the docs say “take it easy for awhile” they really mean it. Please, please EASE back into the excersizering! Rest! Recuperate! That’s an order!

  • Lulu

    Ow, ow, OW! Don’t do that!

    Tell ya what, I’ll do some running (training plus a 12K this weekend; a half-marathon June 26) for you, if you’ll rest and eat the mini-chocolate milky ways and 3 musketeers that are taunting me. I need the run and you need the rest & chocolate. We can swap tasks later, okay?

  • Linda J

    OK that did it. Last year I was doing really well with just plain old walking even in the cold but the the snow and ice hit. I think I’ve only been walking once this year. I lost 30 pounds in 6 months with the walking last year. Now I will get back to it every chance I get. Now I have 3 dogs so I have 3 reasons to make my legs get busy. Thank you to all of you.

  • Jill W.

    Dude! Take it easy on yourself. You have just been through some major sh*t.

    I say, F the jeans- for the book tour, just get a few maxi dresses (very in style right now), a few fabulous pieces of jewelry, and some verra cute shoes and be done with it. If you must work out something, you could probably do bicep and tricep curls with little free weights on the sofa without ripping anything previously stitched. ; )

  • Youch!!!! SIT STILL.

  • L.K.

    Life lessons are so mean.

    {{hugs}}

  • Especially if you refuse to learn them….

  • JMixx

    That which the surgeon has joined together, let no elliptical put asunder.

    If you must Must MUST be virtuous, eat a salad. With some nice iron- and protein-rich ingredients added (nuts? chicken? something.)

    Maybe meditate on healing.

  • Jeannie

    Hi Joshilyn,

    It sounds like you might be a novice to the convalescence thing, so I thought you’d like some ideas to keep yourself from going insane, and to ensure your family and friends won’t develop ulcers worrying about you.

    Make a “Can” List. The author, Suzanne Brockmann, put this in her book “Frisco’s Kid” and I’ve used it myself. Make a list of the things you can do — big or small — and add to it as you get better. It really helps when you get annoyed and frustrated with your recovery.

    Read those books you’ve been putting off. You know, like Robert Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Yes, it is a strange book, even when not on pain medication. However, if SF doesn’t float your boat and you’d like an awesome vampire story instead, try Robin McKinley’s “Sunshine”.

    If you belong to Netflix, check out the medieval soap opera “Tudor’s” covering Henry the 8th’s marital and heir woes. The documentary “Planet Earth” and the “Jungles” episode. If you need a great laugh, check out the Birds of Paradise section. There’s also the TV series “Chuck”, which involves a computer repair guy who gets a suspect email that changes his life into a humorous, nerdy version of a James Bond film with strong female characters and Adam Baldwin as Casey, the spy whose job is his life.

    Get back issues of all your favorite magazines from the library.

    Eat chocolate. Unless, of course, your doctor has told you otherwise. It’s a scientific fact that chocolate-eating patients are much happier than patients that don’t indulge.

    Train your cat to fetch things. Other than a toothbrush, that is. It can be done, however, positive reinforcement is required. Such as large quantities of tuna treats.

    Write letters, call friends, or have a friend over for lunch that they bring with them. This is the one time when you can actually ask a guest to bring a meal and they’ll be happy to do so. Said friends will also love vacuuming for you and lifting items that are heavier than five pounds.

    Anyway, I hope that helps you out. Yours in convalescence,

    Jeannie