Post Nerve Repair Surgery Chaos

December 11th John took me to get my nerve repair surgery at Danville so that I could potentially get my tongue numbness to subside. I remember being awake at the hospital periodically  a couple times while I was still at the hospital, but no sooner did I regain consciousness I was out again. One of the few things I remember from the ride home was getting sick in the truck and then I vaguely remember waking up a couple times and feeling really cold. Once we got back home I basically slept for about three days and then I started to actually be able to function again a little bit. I wish I could say that I felt better after the surgery, but I’m still struggling to get back to feeling like myself. The first week after the surgery I went into work for half days on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. I ended up having to take off on Wednesday and Thursday because while I was trying to recover I actually came down with a cold that I was not prepared to handle at all. It pretty much made me feel like I was going to die and of course I still have that cough that won’t go away. I’ve been taking some decent prescribed cough syrup, but that makes me feel tired, so it’s yet another catch twenty-two situation. I have multiple co-workers that are sick and I’ve been trying to avoid them because I feel like they aren’t taking anything at all for it and the last thing I want is to get sick again, but I need to work at the same time.

Today was our Christmas party at work also, which was a little low key since we were missing two of our employees and we all ended up eating at different times. It probably didn’t help that I made a trip to the bank in the middle of it either. We had some hamburger barbecue, macaroni salad, chips, and cookies. The food was pretty good, but I had some coffee this morning which made me feel sick and heightened my acid reflux symptoms, so it made everything I did today a little more complicated, because my throat has felt like it was on fire all day.

Aside from that I have been spending a majority of my time sleeping off the effects of the surgery and working on my Winter Intersession class. The class has been going better than I expected so far and I actually managed to get a 98% on my first exam and I have received full credit on each of my other assignments. So far I’m pretty happy with the way it’s been going and I hope that I can continue to get similar grades, although our professor mentioned that the work we’ve done so far was apparently easier than what we have to look forward to. I almost wish she hadn’t bothered to tell us, because now I’m slightly discouraged, but overall I’m still hoping for the best.

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Finals are Closing In

The closer we get to next week the more the anticipation starts to build. I feel like I’m really not prepared for finals at all, and I don’t even know where to begin at this point. I’m starting to think that I might be better off with a hope and pray method as opposed to actually knowing what I’m doing. On top of that I’m behind on things at home and apparently I need to try and find jackets/sweaters for John to wear, because somehow in the move we managed to misplace almost all of them. Given that it’s starting to get colder out, that is starting to become a major problem. The few we can find are currently dirty, so I’m hoping that if I do some laundry tonight it will help him out a little bit.

I plan to get some of my work done tonight and try and get my life together a little bit before next week. I have a few assignments that I need to work on and a couple projects to finish up, which I’m hoping won’t be too complicated. Thus far I’ve really only studied for one of my finals a little bit, so I should start trying to get that figured out. I also want to get some sleep before John comes home from work tonight, but I’m not exactly sure that that will fit into my current schedule…here’s hoping though.