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Posted 2018-10-30T14:56:00Z

First Stumble (or Why I Hate Mondays)

Well, I was told this wouldn't be a cakewalk. Today was more like a pie in the face. A sh*t pie. No one was laughing.

Today was the first truly difficult day. The meds have started to have their unpleasant side effects, so have decided to come off them. I don't know how people make it through a true and full rehab after years of addiction - it's not even been a week and getting off my comparably modest post-surgical cocktail is a tango with a hydra on the Titanic: cold yet sweaty, grasping and relentless, and I'm in stilettos. So is the hydra... Add to this a poor night's sleep, jittery hyper activity to get kids to school and us to my plastics appointment, and then driving rain and standstill traffic: well, this is apparently what they refer to as: "don't overdo it."

From the relative comfort of K&J's Best Chair Ever (it's even green leather!) this evening, I can look at this day a little ruefully. Respect the sleeping dragon that is Recovery. Got it. Also: one less drain is definitely 50% better. I need to eat more, much more, and more wisely (protein shakes :-O!). So grateful to come home from the hospital today to a fridge full of groceries, R.B.'s AH-MAZING chicken soup and fougasse, and the E Family Feast that is currently warming in the oven: there was even a hand printed menu in the classiest French bistro style! Also witnessed the inaugural launch of Massachusetts Boy Transport Alliance to great success - thank you all who care for and drive F&T daily. 

Finally: if you should happen to overdo it... here is a great recipe for nausea, muscles and gut cramps, and associated headache. Combine the following with Dave Brubeck's "Strange Meadowlark" and feel it will all be a little better tomorrow.

Ginger Peppermint Green Tea

Love, Sarah

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Comments (3)

  • Üstün Reinart
    Üstün Reinart

    Sarah, this is so much part of the recovery process. Take it as easy as possible, and watch it slowly pass. Love, love, love.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Caitlin Taylor
    Caitlin Taylor

    Big hugs and kisses to you Sarah! I wish were there to help with the shitty days. Just know it will soon pass. Much love

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kate Schadinger
    Kate Schadinger

    Sending you some love on yet another rainy day.

    one year ago · Reply