Thursday, May 15, 2008


        Its Thursday already and a beautiful day out.  Spring is really hear and the birds are cheeping and the flowers are blooming.  Even the dandelions are pretty.

        I have been laid up for 3 days.  The back and neck went totally south on me and I finally had to take to bed with ice packs, pain pills and my TEN's unit.  The nerve pain I was having was extremely painful.  I am feeling better today,but still under a fog from the effects of the medications.  I hate them but am grateful for them when I get like that.  Today it has settled down enough that tylenol is enough to make it livable.  I think it was from working Sunday.  It was such a busy night and we had to move alot of beds.  That pushing and pulling really gets to me some days.  Thankfully I am getting better and doing my exercises today.

     Since I have been laid up I have been reading the biography of Nikola Tesla the inventor and electrical genius  whose theoretical work was responsible for AC among other wonderful inventions.  He was the first to work on robotics, radio waves, X Ray and actually was more responsible then Edison for the lighted world we know.  He also had OCD and everything in his life had to be dividable by 3 to make him happy.  When eating soup he figured out the cubic contents in the bowl.  It is a very interesting book.

    One thing that interests me and worries me and that the author also addresses.   Children these days with these gifts, as he was gifted from early childhood, are often put in specialclasses and drugged with Ritalin and other such drugs to stifle their creativity and make them " behave as normal" in class.  What inventions of the future are being forever lost by our insistence of putting everyone in a certain mold and punishing those who venture beyond it.  Sad.

          My son's painting is done in the one room.  It turned out lovely.  I laid on the couch and watched the guys paint it.  I like to paint so it was hard to just watch but to tell the truth I just wasn't up to it.  I haven't had pain quite this bad for a long time.  I hope to not have it for a long time to come.

       Zoey has been a jealous wreak since Chester came.   The other day I was feeding Chester and Zoey grabbed a snowman I had and tore it to bits.  I bet with every bite she was pretending it was Chester.  She never does things like that.  Lets hope she never gets hold of the little guy as I think he would be chewed on also.

       Chester is so cute.  Pouty little mouth and fat little piggy body he makes the cutest noises and begs when we come in the room.  He loves apples and carrots.  I think I could teach him tricks for them but Zoey would go mad.  Silly animals.

       Rick already looks like he needs a trim.  His hair grows so fast.  He is finally used to it and getting over the phantom ponytail feeling.  I must admit to missing his hair.  It was just so him.  It is still a shock at times to see him.

      Well, this is really about all I can think of to write and all the time I can sit here.  What a bother.  Take care all.


lanurseprn said...

I hope you feel better soon! I don't think I could work in a hospital doing all of that pushing and pulling anymore. Not after hurting my back a few years ago. I've tried, and it never seems to do me any good to work there.
Take care and rest up!

madcobug said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon. That book you are reading sounds interesting. Glad that your son's painting is going well. Zoey is really acting up over that guina pig LOL. Yes, if she ever got hold of him, he would be no more. Helen

jimsulliv3 said...

I happen to see a documentary on Tesla yesterday. I'm OC and dysleci aslo.


daddyleer said...

Happy RESTFULL nurses week wishes to you!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

cacklinrosie101 said...

Wow, I sure hope that back and neck of yours cooperates.  Nerve pain is the worst.  I was sick all week.  I went to the ER last night and found out I have shingles on the right side of my head and face.  Ugh, this is the worst pain.  It's just hell to get old.  Hope Zoey gets used to the new doggy.  LOL...Grizzly would be totally bent out of shape.  Chris

kirkbyj05 said...

Well could have done without that bad back!  I really feel for you ...poor soul!  
Zoey is used to being 'top dog' so to speak.  Her little nose is being pushed out of sinc...bless her!
It must be really strange to see Rick without his hair.  As for your son's home and the paintwork...I'm glad your back made you rest up some... this time around.   You work very hard as it is.
Get well soon my friend.
Take care
Jeanie xxxx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so sorry your back is acting up but I'm not at all surprised with all the moving stuff around you've done. Lol at Zoey with Chester. Guinea pigs make lovely squeaky noises don't they> Maybe Zoey thinks she's a squeaky toy! Jeannette xx