Drive-by bullets.

  • Smokey continues to improve. Very, very slowly. 
  • He googled "L5 fusion recovery" and found a site/BBS with posts from people with his same surgey and with recoveries that lasted weeks or months and who suffered from pain that he doesn't have.
  • He now reminds himself how much worse it could be.
  • Still, it will be a long, slow recovery.
  • Boring.
  • It has been ungodly hot and humid here.
  • 88หš in the house.
  • Blech.
  • Those of you who live where hot and humid summers are the norm and are thinking "Wimp!", imagine that you had 4 – 6 weeks in the winter where the warmest it got was -10หšF. 
  • That is a rough equivalent of what this summer has been for us Northern types.
  • Happily, the bedroom is air-conditioned.
  • Sadly, the drain holes on the window air conditioner were plugged.
  • I have used a handheld wet vac on the floor next to Smokey's bed twice. 
  • Unplugged the drain holes yesterday.
  • Set up two fans to dry out the carpet.
  • Keeping fingers crossed.
  • A miracle occurred sometime while I was sleeping last night.
  • When I came out of the bedroom this morning, the house was comfortable.
  • A mere 80หš.
  • I opened the window in the bedroom and pulled back the curtains.
  • Smokey said the sunlight and fresh air were a boost to his spirits.
  • He generally prefers our bedroom to be more of a cave — dark and cool.
  • Even dark and cool can get boring.
  • Bald eagle just flew over the yard.
  • Life could be a lot worse.

Blogger note: I wrote this yesterday afternoon but just as I tried to preview and publish it, my mouse stopped working. For the umpteenth — well, third — time in as many days. Did you know that without a mouse you cannot do ANYTHING? I tried to publish it from my iPad, but hitting "Publish" there did nothing. (Why not, Typepad? When are you going to put out a mobile blogging app, huh?) My googling for solutions came to naught. Then I mentioned my problem in a comment on Erika's blog, and BINGO! she sent me a link to a troubleshooting page, from whence I fixed the problem! Her google-fu is clearly superior to mine. Thanks again, Erika!)

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0 Responses to Drive-by bullets.

  1. Erika says:

    Hooray! I do what I can!

  2. Vicki says:

    Happy to hear that Smokey is improving… and getting some sunlight and fresh air. The weather has been MERCILESS and I am bracing for my electric bill. Here’s to continued improvement — in both Smokey’s recovery and in the weather!!

  3. k says:

    We’ve had the AC OFF!!! for TWO DAYS!!!! I have gone outside!
    Here’s hoping the slow but steady continues.

  4. gayle says:

    Go, Smokey, go! Heal fast!
    We’ve been having the hot and humid up here in Vermont, too, and we’re really not equipped for it. (To continue your analogy, it’s like the 4-6 weeks of -10 with only a windbreaker and a pair of fingerless mitts…)

  5. bullwinkle says:

    I did not think “wimp” (I did think “wonder if they have any a.c?” along with oof – hot and humid and recovering? (How the heck would you know if you had a fevor/infection???))
    Sorry it’s slow (but steady!) recovery. Yay for eagles ๐Ÿ™‚
    On a side note – it was 95 yesterday and I was *thankful* it wasn’t too hot.

  6. Chris says:

    Yay for the getting your mouse working again! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hate using a mouse – I’m very fond of trackpads. Much more efficient than lifting my right hand up all the time to use the mouse.
    And I can’t believe that Typepad doesn’t have a mobile blogging app.

  7. Laurie says:

    Glad he is good enough to complain. There is no good, graceful way to be a patient. The hardest part (for you) is having to do everything he would be doing.

  8. Kym says:

    Well. That’s a lot going on. Heat. Humidity. Healing. Mouse woes. Here’s to a continued smooth recovery for Smokey. . . and some cooling breezes for you.

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