Friday, May 8, 2015

Love Is Patient

My first five surgery staples were removed Monday. The final five were removed Wednesday. Between Monday and Wednesday, the area had swelled more than expected and I got a friendly lecture (in Spanish) from the nurse about over-doing it. I explained to her that I have a difficult time remembering the Spanish word for "should" and instead regularly use the word "could." So, since I "could" walk long distances really quickly just like before, I didn't wonder if I "should." The nurse simply laughed.

I had made my "should" and "could" defense entirely in Spanish. ("A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.")

After that, I sauntered slowly home from the medical center and I've been pouting a lot ever since.

I've gone through all the chocolate from San Geraldo, all the chocolate from Linda and Tom, all the chocolate from Jessica, and I am about to start on the gourmet chocolate Judyshannonstreetwhat (see previous post) brought from Seattle's Pike Place Market.

CLICK IT AND YOU CAN ALMOST TASTE IT.

I'm recovering well, although, lounging around so much does not do wonders for my clinical depression. Too much quiet time in my own head. And that's not always a good place to be. But, the fact that I'm able to tell you about it, tells me that I'm on the road to emotional recovery, too.

Besides, if this is all I have to complain about, I need to just get over my-damn-self! (Not always as easy as it sounds.)


I'm so glad love and San Geraldo are patient and kind...

27 comments:

  1. Not a fan of Rap or HipHop, but make an exception for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Same Love"

    Oh, and take it easy.

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    1. Frank:
      I do enjoy Rap and HipHop, as long as I like the message. I'm doing great, doing more, and reminding myself to be careful. Thanks!

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  2. Love the video. Take care -- poco a poco, Chico!

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    1. Michael:
      I've never been very good at poco a poco. But I'm learning... and it's working.

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  3. Saunter.Saunter.SAUNTER.

    Loved the video.

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  4. Fun video. In your down time, maybe you could get back to your art.

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    1. Stephen:
      You'd think I would have taken advantage of the idle time!

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  5. Thanks for the video! But not for the shots of that chocolate - I am feeling very chocolate deprived right now. Damn, the idea of that salted almond dark chocolate has settled in my head and won't be quiet! Oh well.
    Take it easy now so you can be active sooner. Cheers.

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    1. Wilma:
      Yesterday, I knocked off the first of the espresso bar. I just knocked off the salted almond. I'm in heaven (heartburn heaven). But can't wait for tomorrow when I'll do the other espresso bar. I thought I'd like the almond bar better, but the express dark chocolate truffle was out of this world!

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  6. See what all that chocolate turns you into, Mitchell!! A wonderful dancer! Sort of....
    Be careful with that hernia you feller and go eat a chocolate bar or somethin!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. .....that would be, 'young feller'....

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  7. Nice vide . Take care in sunny Spain

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    1. Gosia:
      WARM and sunny. It's been like summer here.

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  8. Mitchell, I absolutely love the video and am so going to 'borrow' it. Soon.

    Don't make me come over there and shake my finger at you! Saunter now, so you can strut later. ;-)

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    1. Jacqueline:
      I've never been one to strut. But I've also never been one to saunter. I'm doing great. Back to washing dishes, doing laundry, and walking faster than I should!

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  9. Don't overdo.... either physically or on chocolate ;-) Take your time... you'll be better soon.

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    1. Sharon:
      I do have to remind myself and be reminded to pull back on activities, although the last two days have been so much better. However, I had never known it was possible to overdo chocolate?

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  10. Firstly, many thanks for your support!
    Secondly, many thanks for your support

    It's so difficult to know exactly what you are supposed to do after surgeries because one is left to figure out the "what am I supposed to dos?" Jim and I are always second guessing ourselves.

    I have no idea how clinical depression grabs you but I do know how I feel when I think things appear hopeless. Jim helps so much and I in turn use what he has said on him when he gets in a funk. I do know a bit about bipolar conditions through Jim's Mom and know that a 3 month stay in bed isn't unusual.

    Chocolate and sexy men ~ does that help!?! Heck yes!

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    1. Ron:
      Chocolate is always good. Sexy men? Sometimes even THEY depress me. THAT'S clinical depression. But I'm doing great and hope you are, too.

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    2. It's a work in progress, so forward we go!!

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  11. Excellent video, and the only thing I like better than chocolate is chocolate that comes in a beautiful wrapper!

    I don't have a "could and should" story, but I have a "could and would" story. :) My best friend worked at a buffet restaurant in a small town in southern Indiana during his high school and college years. Once, he picked up a phone at the restaurant at the same time as his boss, and therefore heard the following conversation:

    Customer: Does a drink come free along with the buffet?
    Boss: No, anything other than water costs a bit extra.
    Customer: Well, it cyoooooould if you woooooould.

    So, for these twenty years, when it fits and I say "no" to something, Chris says to me, "Well, it cyoooooould if you woooooooould."

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    1. Michelle:
      It's hilarious how those things sting with us. I worked 30 years ago with a guy newly arrived from Vietnam. He was brilliant and worked hard to learn English. His favorite word was "probably." Every one of his sentences began with that word. However, he pronounced it "pro-BOB-ree." And, yes, that's how Jerry and I still pronounce the word.

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  12. Do everything in slo-mo. Mitch - even guzzling on those chocs.
    Video - v nice.

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    1. Ray:
      I tried slo-mo on the walking. I got better at it, but it didn't last long. As for slo-mo chocolate-eating. Not a chance.

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  13. "Should" isn't a very important word to know in any language.

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    1. Spo:
      I agree. However, my father used to call my mother the queen of the "I Shoulda" club.

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