Just a quick update (what I had for breakfast)…
There’s nothing of any social significance in this post; I simply feel like I should write something so people don’t think I’ve forgotten my blog.
It’s been two weeks since my “procedure,” and my right “boy” is still the size of a rather elongated lemon. The fierce, piercing pain is gone (thankfully), but I’m still all bruised, tender, achy and sore — like you’d expect of a bruised testicle the size of a lemon, I guess. It’s hard for me to walk very far, and getting in and out of the car is particularly painful. I can sit long enough to get some work done, but it’s not comfortable. The doctor tells me it could be weeks before the swelling goes down noticeably and months before it’s gone. I’ve quit taking painkillers about a week ago, but I still take ibuprofin almost every day. I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to have Dagmar — she’s been incredibly patient, kind, helpful, caring… She’s the best. She really takes good care of me, and I’m grateful. The cat, on the other hand, who weighs about fifteen pounds, likes to jump in my lap unexpectedly. Dagmar’s had several heart-to-hearts with Fruitloop about that. He seems to listen.
I’ve been busy taking care of that, getting my eight hours’ of work in at the print shop every day (gotta work part of the weekend, which makes me unhappy), developing a couple freelance web sites, and learning a whole slew of new software on the fly. (Just once I wish I could learn new software BEFORE I have an important project that needs to be done using said software. It would be nice to at least skim the book before getting tossed to the wolves…) I’ve had so much going on the past month my head is spinning. I’m reasonably close to getting most of my projects wrapped up, so with luck the next few weeks won’t be so hectic and I can concentrate on healing my busted nut and trying to find a way to freelance my way out of the print shop.
Dagmar got her hair done today and looks fantastic! I’ll get a photo of her new doo soon.
I hope everything is right in your respective worlds, and that the winter is treating you gently! Only 17 more months ’till spring!