Friday, December 23, 2011

Updates of Various Kinds

Lana is in quite a bit of pain and discomfort after her surgery. She's having trouble sleeping for more than a couple of hours at a time. Her throat gets sore when she sleeps as well, from the tube used during surgery, no doubt. All of this is standard and to be expected, and much what she experienced with her last shoulder surgery. I hope she will get stronger every day now.

I will be at home with Lana for another week or so, but our school starts back on January 4, this year, which seems awfully early. I had hoped to get a lot accomplished over the break but it doesn't look good at the moment. However, Days of Beer is pretty much finished and I've been working on the cover. It will be up soon.

I checked Blogger this morning and had 220 plus posts in my reader. I did a quick scan through and didn't see anything earth shattering, so I decided I didn't have the strength to do my usual commenting. I'll try to get back to visiting and commenting today.
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29 comments:

Tom Doolan said...

You just take care of your lovely wife, and don't worry about us. We'll be here. Prayers and good thoughts to you both! And Merry Christmas. :)

Ty Johnston said...

Hope Lana is feeling better soon. My prayers for both of you.

BernardL said...

With all the nerve endings in that area it would be unusual if there was no pain. Despite the pain I remember it's vital to keep up on the post op exercises. My friend who had the surgery gave me this link:
http://www.nismat.org/orthocor/shld_postop

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you both!

Charles Gramlich said...

Tom, thanks, man. I appreciate it.

Ty, I hope so too. Harder to see someone you love suffer than it is to suffer yourself.

Bernardl, we did some of the exercises yesterday. I told her we had to do them all starting today.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Take care of Lana - the blogging world can wait.

Deka Black said...

First is your wife. Don't worry about us. We'll be still here when you return.

My best wishes for a quick recovery, and merry Christmas!

David J. West said...

All the best Charles for you and Lana this Holiday season.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Merry Christmas to you and your wife, Charles! I hope you both have happy holidays. Best wishes again.

Randy Johnson said...

Yes, forget about us. Lana deserves all your attention and you probably could use a break as well

Charles Gramlich said...

Alex, I'm taking pretty good care of her. But she sleeps a lot so I've got that time.

Deka, indeed. I'm getting ready to go fix her supper now.

Prashant, thanks, and same to you.

Randy, I'm not getting in any too much of a hurry to get caught up on blogging, but maybe when we're watching TV

The Golden Eagle said...

I hope she feels better soon!

Richard Prosch said...

Hang in there, Charles. Give Lana extra Christmas cookies and give yourself a Christmas beer (which not coincidentally rhymes with cheer).

Charles Gramlich said...

Golden Eagle, indeed. Thanks.

Richard, I did indeed give myself two beers today. Great minds, I guess. :)

Ron Scheer said...

Have had the Spirit of Shoulder Surgery visit this house more than once, and I know what you're experiencing as a care-giver. Skip the pleasantries here and spend some quality time with Lana and yourself.

Keith said...

Charles, take care of Lana. The blogs will be here when you get back. I'll pray for a quick recovery for her, rest for the both of you, and a chance to get soem writing done before classes start up again.

sage said...

Prayers for Lana, she should come first in your list of concern. May she recover quickly and the two of you have a great Christmas. I'm assuming you're not getting her a tennis racket :)

Cloudia said...

You just care for Lana, while caring for YOURSELF as much as you can. As you pointed out: the year is hurtling upon us. You won't lose anyone :-)


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Charles Gramlich said...

Ron, a little bit of internet is a good few minutes of escape.

Keith, I sure hope for that writing.

Sage, she does, and she knows. At least when I'm off I have some time to do other things. I'd hate to think how much it would be if I were goign to work right now too.

Cloudia, thanks for your kind words and support.

laughingwolf said...

forget blog visits at this time, just do what you can for lana and try to enjoy the little time off you have...

merry xmas to all :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Laughingwolf, that time off is growing shorter and shorter. Sigh.

Jack said...

I hope Lana keeps getting better.

SQT said...

I hope Lana feels better soon.

SQT said...

Oh! And Merry Christmas!

Charles Gramlich said...

Jack, thanks.

SQT, thanks, thanks ;)

ArtSparker said...

I hope Lana feels better soon. I wonder if a hot cup of tea made from lemon,honey (dark honey is best) and chopped ginger might be good before sleeping?

Erik Donald France said...

Best wishes to you and Lana, Charles~~! Here's to her speedy recovery~~!

I am taking Lana's advice on root canal matters, and will have it done on 1/2/12. Woohoo~~!

Charles Gramlich said...

Artsparker, I will try the tea. that might help.

Erik, eek, I don't envy you that!

Travis Cody said...

Get well soon Lana!

Shauna Roberts said...

Ditto what everyone else said about taking care of Lana and yourself. Thanks for updating us about Lana, but you could even put that off if Lana needs you. Wishing you two a pain-free New Year!