I fear this blog is becoming a pretty boring place. Day after day, I mostly post one iPhone picture along with a few words about my latest trial as I work my way through what has become a much more complicated recovery process than it was supposed to be. This has just got to get boring after a while. In fact, my readership numbers bear this out. Except for a significant upward spike for my "800 Sarah's Way" post, the numbers have been on a steady decline.
I have a remedy in my mind. It is something that I have actually wanted to do for a long time, but have never gotten around to doing. In November, I published my last Uiniq magazine.
There are many stories and photographs in it, in previous Uiniqs and in the many other publications I have done over the years that I have long wanted to rework for online publication. Perhaps if I could publish a couple of those stories here every now and then, instead of just lamenting about what I am going through, it might liven-up this blog a bit. At the moment, the task is too difficult for me. It will require that I sit at my desk for significant periods of time and sort through various hard drives, do some real picture editing, write new text to fit the blog format and so on.
Yesterday, I had to do a little task that could only be done sitting at my desk on my computer. So I sat down, turned it on and did that task, but after sitting at my computer for about 20 minutes, I was left in such pain inflicted by the sitting position that I had to come back into the house, take my place on my recliner, adjust it into the most comfortable position possible, and then just lay perfectly still still for an hour or two to let the pain subside.
I feel certain all this extra pain is being caused by Monday's tightening of the brace apparatus my surgeon implanted in my gut during my second surgery. My surgeon is back now and I see him this afternoon. I hope he might be able to do something to loosen it just a bit, and ease this pain. If so, then maybe by next week I will be able to sit at my desk for longer periods of time and do a little work. I hope so, because in so many ways, I need to get back to work.