Saturday, August 25, 2007

*waves* I'm still feeling pretty crappy, but it's an incrimental smidge above "utterly and completely crappy" (which is how I felt last week). I think we've finally figured out a workable solution for the pain medication (for the short term). It's nice to be able to breathe without pain. :) I highly recommend it.
The story is a long one, but...suffice it to say, in four days, I've passed 9 kidney stones and there appear to be more. I've taken more antibiotics than I ever wanted to take and been poked and prodded in ways that would usually demand a wedding ring...or at least a fiver on the nightstand. JUST KIDDING...about the money. *wink*

In my boredom, I've been taking pictures from the confines of my room and front/back porches.



The Zaca Fire has made our air quality suck (even moreso than normal). BUT, it's given us amazing sunsets.



Jack and I are keeping our fingers crossed that we'll get another podcast put together this weekend. I want to talk about the Quiverfull movement and the Duggars.

17 comments:

Psychodiva said...

beautiful, the world must have looked like that after Krakatoa - it's a shame it's because of a fire

glad you are feeling slightly less crappy- and hope you progress to 'slightly better' by next week

my thoughts are still with you :) and sending virtual hugs (((((((PM))))))

Atheist in a mini van. said...

beautiful, the world must have looked like that after Krakatoa - it's a shame it's because of a fire

Are you sure we're not related in some way? The evening that I took that pic, P#1 and P#2 and I were discussing how all of the smoke and ash must've seemed really frightening for the people who lived near Vesuvius. Ash falling from the sky and such a brilliant, fiery sky would seem omninous and awesome.

(((((Psychodiva)))))

Joe said...

Glad to see you up and at the keyboard. I've passed one stone at a time and haven't forgotten that misery. Passing 9 makes you much more of a hammer than I.

ShadesOfGrey said...

Oooh, so glad you're improving! I thought of you tonight as we listened to The God Delusion book on CD during dinner. :)

(The topic of Krakatoa always reminds me of one of my 11 year old's favorite books The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois; your kids might enjoy that book too.)

Psychodiva said...

I'm not familiar with that book- what is it about?

LOL- I also got to thinking what the sky might have been like when the dinosaurs were wiped out- if they had n't got flattened they might have seen something spectacular before the endless winter set in.

The picture also brought to mind for me the poem by A E Houseman which I can't remeber the name of but ends with this:

"Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound,

Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day."

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

PM,

9 freakin stones! Talk about Hell on earth.

Good to hear from you.

Kazim said...

So glad you're okay! I was really worried about you.

mama_nomad said...

Glad you're back! Take it easy, Mama....

Maggie Rosethorn said...

Pmomma, glad to know you are feeling enough better to sit at the keyboard and consider a new blogcast! The photos are amazing. Keep getting better; you are in my thoughts.

erin said...

I just checked here and your journal because I realized that I hadn't heard from you in awhile. I'm glad to see that you're up and typing again, though it sounds like quite an ordeal.
So, I once had a man tell me that he thought passing kidney stones would be worse than childbirth. True or false?

Poodles Rule said...

Good to hear you are feeling better. Glad you are back.

9 stones, ugh I'm sorry.

shaun said...

Yay! Welcome back, P-momma! Hope this is the beginning of a speedy recovery (well, as much as one can recover, I s'pose!) Take 'er easy - no need to kill yourself to get a podcast out. We'll still be here! :)

Ginny said...

Hi Chris...I'm sorry that I have been so out of touch I didn't know you were in and out of the hospital.

I'm glad you are doing better now. I have a lot of catching up to do around the house and lot's of blog reading to do too. I'll try to call you in a few days. *Big Hugs!*

ShadesOfGrey said...

for psychodiva:

As far as I can remember, The Twenty-One Balloons (a children's book) is about a teacher who, upon retirement, embarks on a hot-air balloon trip around the world. He crash-lands in, of all places, Krakatoa (uh, the island of, I guess). To his surprise, the island is inhabited by a colony of rather wealthy families (tangentially, I think that this is a British novel, but maybe I'm losing my mind). He discovers that they are wealthy because the island is covered with diamonds.

And, you'll have to read the novel to find out what happens after that (partly because I can't remember all the details; suffice to say, there is an eruption toward the end). ;)

Elendae said...

Welcome back, Possummomma. I'm glad that you're on the road to recovery. :) I've been reading your blog for a while now and, while I don't like children, yours seem better than most. It's nice to see someone raising their kids to think for themselves. Keep up the good work, with the kids and the blog!

tina said...

You have a lot of friends here in blog world!

Eight Hour Lunch said...

You're back! Now keep getting better dammit, or I'll have to send my dad over for a priesthood blessing! ;)