Friday, April 07, 2006

bored

This morning I made a solo trip out to town to go by work and sign some papers so that I could officially go back to work next week. It was good to get out of the house, but by the time I got back home I was exhausted. I had a great nap before lunch.

I think next week will be a long week, too.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking that my calcium levels are still low. Although my pins-and-needles-sensations in my face and hands are better, I still have a positive Chvostek's sign and would be lying if I said I didn't tap on my face at least once an hour to see if it's still twichy. However, it's great not to have the tingling sensation all over my face for now.... the ants have gone marching somewhere else, and I'm hoping they don't return.

I'm abstaining from all bubbly beverages for now, which is sad because Mom and Dad brought me 4 cases of Sun Drop when they came to visit. And I've got a Diet Coke in the refrigerator that sings like a Siren every time I open the door... It's hard to feel good enough to want to drink some coke, but also knowing that doing so would only decrease the serum calcium and phosphorus in my bloodstream. So for now I continue drinking water and longing for the sweet bubbly nectar that awaits my recovery.

4 comments:

nicole said...

Wow, all this talk about Coke products and I've never even HEARD of Sun Drop. Is it kinda like a Mountain Dew?

And just keep thinking about how good your first carbonate is gonna taste once it's safe to drink it. Oh, it'll be HEAVENLY!

Kate said...

Yeah, I've never heard of Sun Drop either...

But oh, dear, god. I feel your pain. I can only imagine what life would be like if I couldn't drink Pepsi...

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to have your blog back. It is much easier to dive into a stack of tax returns after having read your blog.

We got a full report from you M&D last night at dinner while we watched strong winds & rain out the window. TN got lost of tornados yesterday, but the Burg escaped any real damage.

Don't push yourself to go back to work too soon. I speak from experience. I had to return to the office right after my surgery because it was tax season, you really do need a recovery period. That energy zapping continues for a good while. And your work is much more physical than mine. Best to you. VM

Vol Abroad said...

Yeah, don't overdo it...because if you do it will be longer before you can tap into that SunDrop.