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 Weather.com 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.

6 comments:

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

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    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.

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  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.

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  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!!

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  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.

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  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.

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