Monday, September 24, 2012

Just Checking In

It has been two weeks since I examined that zone where the rubber meets the road or in my case where the cyclist meets the road. Thank goodness for helmets or I would be dealing with a concussion or worse instead of just being banged up. I appreciate all the good wishes you have sent and believe that they are speeding my recovery. I have had a couple more doctor visits and things seem to be knitting pretty well. I did drop out of what was to be my last outdoor show of the season last week but hey more pots for me! I'll sell them next time.

I spent about 10 days in the fog of prescription pain killers alternately napping and watching whatever was on TV. All medications have some side effects and I am glad to put these behind me.I spent too much time in that netherworld that lies between wake and sleep and not knowing which I was in.I felt like doing absolutely nothing. It was what I needed but I really didn't like it. I have just been taking Ibuprofen for the last few days and am feeling much more ambitious. My range of motion has increased and yesterday I even felt up to mowing the front yard. My rib reminds me that it is still broken and my right arm still doesn't reach up like it should but things are improving every day. I can't throw yet but I have been sorting through my shelves and coming up with a lot of donations for empty bowls. I can bathe and dress myself but shaving still hurts so I haven't. I'm starting to look like the wild hairy man from the hills but I know some potters who get by with that look permanently so I'm not too worried about it.

I should be back to my old self in another couple of weeks. In the mean time, thanks again and I'll be back in a week or so.


  1. i've been wondering how you were doing! Glad to hear you are on the mend, and yes those pain meds can be a visious cycle. A little down time never hurt anyone, gives those new ideas some time to churn around. Keep getting better!!!!

  2. Glad to hear that your are well on the road to wellness Dennis! Enjoy this healing time as much as you can and as much as your body lets you.

  3. Good news to hear! Sound like you will be back at the wheel in no time.

  4. Hope you feel your old self soon...and take it easy as long as it takes! I'm learning that the "come back from illness and injuries" takes longer the older I get.

  5. Thanks everyone. I'm a day to day work in progress but aren't we all.


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