|Alternating between ice bag and heating pad while Patsy keeps me company|
Friday morning I had surgery. It involved 2 dental implants and two bone grafts. All of this is patching up some bone loss that happened as a result of chemo that I had 20 years ago. I would almost rather do anything than go to the dentist, however the lure of being big time knocked out, good drugs during recovery plus unlimited ice cream, was a powerful "gotcha" for me.
I did not know it would hurt like hell. Wanting to tough it out (crazy me) I chose a milder pain killer than I should have which gave me just enough relief to do a re-design of my website and the ability to send several "awkward" tweets and an email that had a dilly of a mistake that spell check didn't catch. Oooops! Sorry Bite Me New England, you know that's not the word I meant.
I also came out of the anesthesia to find out that I didn't make it to Round #4 of PFB. Of course I was disappointed, but still flying waaaaaaaay over the radar too much to care. I'd been cooking all week before the surgery to make sure there would be food in the house for Alan since I cannot eat "real food"for about 2 weeks. Actually the way I've been feeling, which is a combination of Drugstore Cowboy meets Julie and Julia with a dash of Lenny Bruce, it's probably a good thing since my main challenge right now is getting my shoes off and on. I am totally beyond cooking anything right now. I am also writing sentences that are as long as Henry James if you haven't noticed. Not a great thing.
I wish all good luck to the remaining competitors and of course will be voting and will be posting in the next day or so a killer make-ahead recipe that is perfect for feeding your family if you're planning on having surgery... or just feel too tired to cook and want to stick some stuff in the freezer "for later."
Thanks to Janis, and Linda of Salty Seattle and Rachael of La Fuji Mama for all their good wishes and support. As soon as I can put my big girl pants back on and am sure I'm not typing dirty, I'm going ninja!