Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Time On My Hands

I'm feeling better today.

Yes, I'm actually feeling a little more like a human being today than I have in the past 3 weeks or so. The main reason is that for the first time since this whole debacle started I got a decent un-medicated night's sleep. Mainly I think it's due to not having a cast on my leg - the extra weight and pressure that I was contending with is not there anymore. However, I still have to protect it even when I sleep. In yesterday's post I forgot to mention that I got a second boot to wear when I'm sleeping. It's shorter and adjusts differently, and is used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, among other things. We padded the heel area and modified the area where the sore spot would go so that it is not making contact with the inside of the boot. And it seemed to work.

I still woke up once during the night to adjust the pillows I use to elevate my leg, but other than that I managed to sleep pretty well. I'm happy about that.

The one thing I'm still trying to deal with is the amount of time I have on my hands. Certainly I can think of things to do as there is a lot I can do, but once I get the things done that are pressing, the time still exists. I'm not sure how I'll handle that, but I do know that when I've got down time I do a lot of thinking. For someone like myself, thinking is a dangerous thing because I can get myself all twisted in knots. Someone once told me that I have a tendency to "over-think" things, and I think that's true sometimes. And because of that, I've made conscious efforts to not do that so much.

I just got off of the phone with my ex-wife. Found out that Nancy, my daughter, has mononucleosis. Poor kiddo - she's been stressing herself to extreme with all of the things she has going on in school. She'll be out of school at least for the rest of this week, possibly some of next week as well. No gym classes for a while, and no cheerleading - she is one of the co-captain's of Trinity High School's cheerleading team, so all of their competition planning will now have to be changed. And she feels terrible about that..... However, I think that this isn't necessarily as bad as it could be; she'll be forced to rest, which she needs to do. I think she'll also be forced to re-think how much activity she has in addition to academics, which also isn't a bad thing, either. I just want her to be safe, and healthy. Hopefully she'll get on the road to this soon.


Laura said...

Our family is like that, we just can't put things to rest, and we rehash things over and over. I like to resolve things, and enjoy being challenged. People say I have a mind like a computer, as far a recall. Regarding Mono, my youngest had it when he was in Jr. High. It didn't help academically, it hung around for(8 months), almost the entire school year and part of the summer. He passed his grade, but it set him back. We later found out that the girl who sat a the same desk the period before, also had it. His teacher told us, saying that it was interesting. Glad your feeling better. Good time to write out Christmas Cards and personal notes, if you do that. Hang in there.
Read your comment on Johnny G's Post. No president or VP is an island, and they are surrounded by professionals at every level. Hope that helps. I feel after reading your blogs that you will make the right decision.

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