Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lessons To Learn


My recovery is not going all that smoothly. I made light of the pepper incident yesterday but spent a couple of hours in emergency today to find out that I have pulled some internal stitches and some muscles but have no internal bleeding. I had a pretty painful afternoon and night last night, but didn't go to Emergency as I was going to town today anyway.

I am a fast mover and it's very hard for me to slow down long enough to relax. I went grocery shopping today and thought I was being good as my sister was pushing the cart. I had a serious weak spell when we were almost through and had to sit on a little step stool someone had left in the aisle. I would have resorted to the floor. That was when I decided for sure to go to the ER.

All is well. I just have to slow down, be a better patient, and of course, avoid pepper. Who knew it would be this hard?

I don't want to make All The Same Mistakes. Mieka Pauley has that covered. Another necessary song for today is Lean on Me by Bill Withers. I hardly ever play blues here. There's no reason for that as I love the blues and have a good collection. I'll remedy that with John Mayall and Mavis Staples doing Wake Up Call.

7 comments:

Kat said...

My mother stayed here after I had surgery. I wasn't allowed to drive or lift anything heavier than a phone which I dutifully obeyed; however, nothing was said about cleaning cabinets or polishing or sweeping which I did when my mother was out doing errands. She caught me and was appalled. I suggest prudence.

Michael Rawluk said...

You be a good girl or I will come over there!

Ralph said...

Yah, Cuidado. Stop tearing things up! Just get better!

PS: your music continues to amaze me. I'm learning so much! Never heard of Mieka Pauley.....

Ralph said...

PPS: Martha Wainwright's "These Flowers" on the photo blog: simply gorgeous. Thanks for the recent Wainwright references. I've been meaning to dive into Martha's work--now I surely will!

Cuidado said...

Kat, It is so hard for me to slow down but I really, really am going to try as the next time I may end up in more trouble.

Cuidado said...

Michael, I am really going to try. I learned my lesson.

Cuidado said...

Ralph, I'm so glad you like the music. I've got tons more that's for sure. Do you ever visit the music pages listed at the top right? I love Rufus, as you know, but I think Martha has the most natural talent. She reminds me of her dad who I believe is the most talented of them all, though I think most would not agree. Different tastes and all!