Thursday, November 18, 2010
Spoiler: Hold Me Closer, Whiny Dancer
I should probably spare the blogosphere this tedious whining, but I'm just not in a gratitude list sort of mood.
A week ago I had much anticipated foot surgery-- a total toe joint replacement for my right big toe. I totally under-anticipated the amount of pain I've been in as well as the recuperation time. Perhaps the doctor did as well. When I went for my check-up yesterday, he remarked that he had to do a lot more work than he anticipated,and he thinks the pain and slow recovery are both to be expected. Oh, well.
I did not receive a Lilly Endowment grant for next summer. Other funding sources may yet develop, so we'll see. Nevertheless, I'm disappointed. Oh, well.
Work gallops apace, even without me. I'm grateful for an amazing colleague and wonderful staff, but I'm feeling like a distracted lump. Even though I'm working (kind of a euphemism) with my foot elevated, I feel slow, easily tired and distracted by pain. Oh, well.
The unbloggable parts of life are slowly improving. I do give thanks for this. I do.