Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy AN-niversary!

We are currently in the middle of renovating my in-laws house, after relocating them to Huntsville, AL two weeks ago. So, I woke up this morning aching in just about every part of my body, thinking - "wow, I feel like crap." And, then it occurred to me that exactly three years ago today I was about two hours in to a roughly 6 hour brain surgery. Hm, that makes today's aches and pains feel a little less achy and painy. The TRUE definition of "feeling like crap" is when you wake up in a noisy recovery room in a major NYC hospital, with a tight (really tight) pressure dressing around your head, pink "oops" tray nestled under your chin, another dressing on your belly, head swelled up to the size of the Goodyear Blimp, and tubes and wires hanging out of every part of your body. Yep, that will always and forever define "crap" for me!

Yep, that puts a good perspective things. Three years later, I am adept at avoiding balance-challenging situations, a master at the head-swivel to hear what people on my deaf side are saying, and relatively good at keeping food in my mouth where it belongs. I will celebrate the day by arming myself with paint and spackle and doing battle with "the house." Then, later today, I plan to open up a bottle of something nice (and, no, I'm not talking Coke, folks) and celebrating my AN-niversary! Care to join me?