Friday, November 16, 2007

feels like home

I'm back! Say, have you ever had four nurses jab you seven times with an IV needle? Apparently I have extremely tough skin and extremely mobile veins. Also, my arms have so many shaved patches that they look like giraffe necks. I felt like a junkie offering up his shriveled arms for that last elusive stab.

Anyway. I'm a bit groggy right now, but I'm back home. The pain that's dogged me for months has vanished utterly. I've suffered a lot of nerve damage, which has reduced feeling in my feet and legs, such that I need a walker to get around. It feels as if my legs have fallen asleep and they're just about to get pins and needles - but they never quite get there. According to those fancy doctors, though, my nerves should slowly repair themselves over the next few months. Not fun, but I can lay flat on my back and straighten out my body now. I'll take a bit of numbness and a walker over pain any day.

A lot of you sent good thoughts, wishes and prayers my way over the last few days. Did your positive energy help me through my experience? Or was it my indomitable will? Only time will tell.

21 comments:

blackbird said...

Welcome home - enjoy the rest(ing).

sweetney said...

get well soon, and keep writing along the way! sending you positive energy, dogg.

Saskboy said...

Welcome back. Pun intended.
You always seemed like an upstanding citizen.
Remember, the good times are not all behind you.
Have you ever been so pleased to have someone stab you in the back?

Mr, Saucy said...

Glad to hear things went well. Just don't start dancing in the streets yet.

Abigail Road said...

So happy you're home! Don't worry, those nerves won't take too terribly long to get back to business!

Jude said...

I am so glad everything went well and that you are recovering in comfort.

Koan said...

Yay for the passing of pain! The loss of sensation might be less than ideal, but you sound like you're happy with the current trade, so that's grand.

I remember waiting for my nerves to sort themselves out, post-surgery. That was some fun shit! ;) Yes, it took time - certainly more than six months, maybe it was closer to a year - but, it did happen.

Different part of the body, I know, so take it with a pinch of salt, an overdose of movies, and a handful of snacks.

Friday Films said...

Whew! Glad you're okay. I was really worried about you.

Helvetica said...

Yay, hooray! Wooo! Enjoy the (comparative) painlessness and the eventual ***no painlessness at all***!

SUEB0B said...

That's fabulous. Being out of pain is such a joy.

fatboyfat said...

All good to hear. Enjoy.

Kate said...

Home and mostly pain-free: an abundance of good news. Congratulations on coming through all of this with so much fortitude.

nathan said...

glad to hear you're through it. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

amy said...

I wish I had something pithy and smart to say. I do not. I am happy for the good outcome and I wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

witchypoo said...

Hey! healing mojo is the bomb!
It helps to have a good patient.
Glad you are back home, and pain-free. "utterly gone" is what you want to know about pain.

Not Fainthearted said...

Feel better soon!

Rebecca said...

Did your positive energy help me through my experience? Or was it my indomitable will?

It might have been a crazy, wonderful combination of the two: an indomitable energy consisting of positive will.

I wish you well in your recovery, sir.

i am the diva said...

congrats mister 'node!

i'm glad to hear you're laying flat again!!

Average Jane said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Scoobers said...

Nice to have you back. Here's to short term disability and a speedy recovery!

savia said...

This is one of those times when the expression "knocked flat on his back" is a positive one.

I'm so happy for you, my friend.