Wednesday, December 5, 2007

things i like and things i dont like

so, yesterday was an interesting day. a couple of things happened and got me thinking of the things that i do, and i dont like. i, on the occasion, come up with "a list of things i love." today, i will do a abbreviated version of that.

but, as for yesterday.

the biggest thing, was that i went to the doctor; this is my "5 month post-op" appt, to check up on how things are going. my wrist is going fairly well. my elbow, on the other hand is not going so well, but i think we knew that already. making a long story short, I am going to be having surgery again; this time on my elbow. Most likely will be having that at the beginning of January. (which, on one hand is great, b/c i will still be able to go snowboarding, but on the other hand, not so good, b/c it will certainly interfere with school and work. if i had it in december, I not be able to go snowboarding, but i wouldnt have as much time of school and work... breaking news: as of 12:30, the doc phoned, and it looks like I am going to be having surgery on Friday) it will be an arthroscopic surgery, with approx 8 punctures around the capsule. i think it will look something like this:

other things that happened yesterday:
  • i saw the most brilliant rainbow that I have ever seen in my life. literally, I was stunned. but, by the time i could access my camera, it was fading.
  • i found out that one of my clients used to be (for 10 years) the vice-president of marketing for Focus on the Family. he is close friends with Paul McCusker, who is one of the minds behind "Adventures in Odyssey" a book on tape series that i grew up with.
  • on the bus at 5:30 am, the man sitting in front of me seemed like something good was going on in his life (seriously, what is all that great at 5:30 am?), because he would sit there, and every once and a while, a small smile would spread across his face
so, as for that list:
a few things i like:
my friends. rainbows. snow. prairie skies. the personalities of orthopaedic surgeons. riding my bike early in the morning, when there arent many cars on the road. live music. my podcasts: CBC radio 3, The Hour with George Strombo, National Geographic world talk; National geographic video shorts, CBC radio vinyl cafe, NPR live concerts. seeing people be happy. seeing people give up thier seats on the bus for someone else. traveling. snuggling in bed with someone safe. reading my friends blogs. new music mixes compiled by friends. apple fritters. bubbletea. sushi. when my friend returns home from iraq safely. seeing "the day/week in pictures" on BBC website. travelling to places ive never been. the foundation resturant. love.
a few things i dont like:
when parts of your body dont work the way they are supposed to. migranes. not being passionate about the work you are doing. over crowded buses. missing the bus by 20 seconds. buses that dont come for 25 minutes, when they normally are supposed to be coming every 10 minutes. underwear shopping. when my siblings are having a hard time in life. peeling cuticles. fake powder coffee cream. that a latte costs 4.50$. cell phone chargers that break. the state and colour of the carpet at my home. when pasta water boils over. plucking my eyebrows. not being in touch with old friends. arm surgery.

1 comment:

Crimson Rambler said...

heard from your Maternal Unit that you'd had more elbow surgery...I hope you see good results quickly...there are days when I think the whole concept of JOINTS should be revisited!