The Reasons I’m a Bad Patient

Poor Dave! Y’all should be sending him good wishes instead of me… yesterday he asked me if I was going for my “all-time high grouchy award.”

Why, yes! Yes, I am.

1. I resent that my medication makes me woozy.

2. I don’t want to take another nap.

3. I hate to ask for help.

4. If the sheets are not perfectly smooth, I can’t sleep.

5. I’m impatient.

6. I keep running my fingers over my incision and poking my Frankenneck to see if it’s still swollen. (It is.)

7. I think I want to get up, but when I get up, I want to go back to bed.

8. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but we canceled our trip to go to see my parents because I wasn’t recovered enough to travel and now we have no plans for Thursday and I don’t know if I’m going to feel well enough to do anything anyway and I want to run in the Turkey Trot and I can’t and we don’t have a dinner reservation anywhere and Trio is booked up and I don’t think I feel like cooking and maybe we should just skip the whole thing all together.

So yeah, I’m pretty much being impossible.

But I’m trying to remember to be grateful that I still have enough thyroid in there that the damn thing can function — and I didn’t have cancer so I know I shouldn’t complain.

But I’m just not a good enough person to avoid complaining (or is that whining?) entirely.

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  • Erin Clare says:

    Tell Dave I said to man-up and take it!! Just kidding…he’s quite large. Dave rules! (:

    In all seriousness, our “at-home nurses” should be applauded. And your crankiness is probably in relation to you having a speedier recovery than maybe expected. I’d be more worried if you weren’t responding to anything.

    God bless you, Dave!!! And since you’re already there, Mel, just let it all out while you can. Who knows when you get to have this opportunity again?? (hopefully not too soon).


    *wines for Mel* I MISS YOU!!! Hurry up and come out an play with me!

  • Lacy says:

    Hey Mel and Dave!!

    Please join us for Tday at our house!!

    We have plenty of delicious (and some healthy AND delicious) food!! We’d love to see y’all!!!


  • Diana says:

    OH HONEY! (particularly on #8)

    I know this happened like, years ago. I’m just reading all your thyroid shit cause my treated hypothyroid I suspect is on the fritz and I want to be armed with info, and Thyroid Diet Revolution is ON REQUEST at the library. And I couldn’t help replying to this one. Anyway, I’m glad you are better and have way happier things going on this weekend!

    • Oh! You’re so nice. That is a VERY whiny blog post up there. Yeesh. It was a pretty terrible time, and it’s been a rough 6 years since. But I understand so much more about how to take care of myself now. Wishing you good thyroid vibes. XO