Monday, December 3, 2012

Do Over

As you know, I hate Mondays. They are the worst day of the week. Today I'm taking a slightly new tack. I get the chance to start over and try again. My weekend was fairly insane, as weekends go, and I was so miserable with pain yesterday that it felt as if I didn't have any time off at all. So, today I start a new work week in a new month and we'll see how it goes.

My pain level today is tolerable. Meaning, I have some mobility issues but if I sit very still I don't notice what hurts. I hate having to evaluate my pain levels.

"What level would you say your pain is today, Miss M?" 
"Oh, well, maybe a 5?"

I don't know what level it is! I don't know how high it can go but sometimes a 10 just doesn't seem like a accurate value. Sunday a 10 would have been lovely. Today, I'm giving it a 5 and hoping that the trend is declining.

It is currently 61 degrees and I heard it was supposed to get up to 71. Actually, I read it on the site. Um... this is December. Wait.... I'll take it. Heat helps and 71 sounds pretty good. Only, the sweater I have on might not be the best choice for today.

I'm off to the mines, now. Maybe I can have a better week this week.


  1. Hope your day goes well. It's so nice to read you posts again. New start here at google.

    1. Chris, I'm glad to see you around, too. I'm so glad I've managed to keep my Multiply friends! Most of them, anyway. I enjoyed their blogs and the friendship is very important to me.

      It is a big shift but I think, over time, once folks learn a few tricks that we'll enjoy it.

  2. I LOVE this post! Yes, let's consider the start of a new week, an opportunity for a do-over.
    and of course the pain scale is stupid.. especially when you factor in that studies show health care professionals respond differently to a man's '8', than a woman's '8'. Nonetheless... glad that today seems to be better than yesterday for you.

  3. Glad your discomfort and pain has subsided a bit, and your week is starting on a higher note! That's good news. I agree that the 1-10 pain scale is stupid. How does anyone know what a 10 is? Is it awful, like having an arm or leg cut off? Is it awful, like getting a shot of novacaine? What is horrid pain to me may be unbearable to someone else... definitely not a good system by which to judge pain levels.

    Hope tomorrow is even better for you!!

  4. Hang in there. A 5 is good when it has been a 10. When I'm in real bad pain and the doctor wants to know the level ~
    I say from 12 to no telling where. Hope you have a good week.

  5. What a great idea to regard every Monday as a new start. I shall do the same. I really hope that this weekis a better one for you.