Saturday, June 28, 2008

Gloom, Despair And Agony On Me

"Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me."

Of course, I'm not only kidding!

I'm not that miserable.

Okay, well maybe I'm a lot a little miserable.

But I'm definitely not bitter.

Really, I am I'm not.

Yesterday, Shannon had to take me to see a neurosurgeon about my back problem.

Long story short, I have to have surgery.


This coming Thursday.

July 3rd.

I know.

What a way to spend the holiday!

Anyway, I have to stay overnight at the hospital, and God willing, if everything goes according to plan, I can return home Friday.

July 4th.

I know.

What a way to spend the holiday!

I have been told that I will be on bed rest for the first two weeks. I can only get out of bed to use the bathroom and shower.

Then the two weeks after that, I will still be on bed rest. But I will be allowed to use the bathroom, shower, and walk around the house a little bit.

No housework at all.

And I cannot even ride in a car unless it is to go to the doctor.

I know.

What a way to spend the summer!

Anyway, my sweet husband and boys will be taking care of me for a while.

Shannon has even worked out a way to move the computer into our bedroom, so that when I am feeling a little better, I can blog. Sigh.

So in a couple of weeks if you notice that I am stalking you and your blog a little more than normal, don't be alarmed. I am completely harmless. Just ask Mia; she'll tell you. I've been stalking her for a while now. ;)

I'll probably post a couple of more times before surgery, but if I don't you'll know why.

Once I am feeling a little better, I will pick up where I left off with all of my traveling nonsense.....I still have a lot of pictures to show you all, and a lot of stories to tell.

So until then, I'll just be singing......

"Gloom, despair, and agony on me
Deep, dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, despair, and agony on me."

20 comments: said...

Amy, that is hysterical!!!! I feel so bad for you! I love you and will help you in any way I can.
Mom :)

Laura said...

Oh, Amy! bless your little heart. I'll be praying fervently for you. I know it will go fine and this will be the answer to prayer. Just think how wonderful it will feel to be rid of that nagging pain! When we watch the fireworks next week, I promise to say a prayer for you! I'll let the sparks remind me of your sparks of humor!
keep us posted!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I am so sorry that you're having to go through this. I pray for your relief to come in full measure this week. Don't worry, we're not going anywhere.


Mia said...

The no housework thing sounds like plus! Just trying to make you laugh : ) As someone who has had 7 major surgeries I am FEELING YOUR PAIN GIRL!
I am so sorry it has gotten to this stage but all the good prayers, wishes and love is gonna be coming your way, I just know it!!
I wish I could come over and vacuum or fix a meal for you all. Knowing that cooking is not my strong point you might not care for that kind of help from me though!!
Have Shannon fix up a "Blogging Station" so you can post to your hearts content during recovery.
Love ya,
Mia (who is stepping up her stalking skills for post surgery stalking)

Beandip71 said...

I will be praying for you on Thursday and for your quick & complete recovery. Part of me wants you to be well for selfish reasons...I want to see more photos of your trip!! LOL!! Just kidding, I can't imagine what kind of pain you are in right now. Although the no housework thing sounds pretty cool. :)

God bless,

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I too love your humor in the midst of physical and emotional pain and fatigue. I forgot to tell you in email that you should takes lots of showers during that four weeks and go to the bathroom a lot. You know how they say smaller more frequent meals are better for us? Well, how about smaller more frequent visits to the pottie? Just tinkle a little bit at a time so you can get up and go more often. Now that'll help the monotonous (sp?) bed rest. Maybe you can also wash one leg at a time...that'll get you out of bed more. Of course, this will not be a good plan if you getting up actually causes you pain.
Love ya,

tiggerdaisy said...

Dear, sweet Amy. You have such a great sense of humor during this difficult time. I'm so sorry that you are experiencing such pain and misery. But thank God there is a way out (surgery, and more importantly, prayers) and there are loving family and friends (bloggy, too) to help you through! :)

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend! I will be praying for a flawless surgery and speedy recovery.

Prayers and Blessings,

Tracey said...

This is your chance...have Shannon hire a sister in law had surgery and had to be on bedrest and hired one for a short time and they've had her ever since....(6 years now) Ha! Ha!

I will pray for you....God is watching and listening....come by anytime to lerk or chat

God Bless

valerie said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry you are going to have surgery, but if it will make you feel better, I'm sure you are ready for it.

You will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

If I lived closer I'd bring you and your family dinner. :(

You can stalk me any time you want to. I love your blog and will miss you and look forward to hearing more about your trip.

Take care!


Laura said...

Amy, I'm just checking in. You are in my thoughts and prayers, friend. (I'm praying for your family too! I know I wouldn't be good company if down on bed rest for a while.) Thinking of you...

My Goodness said...

Oh stink Amy!! Sorry that you need surgery...and so soon...what a pain...either way I suppose.

I'm poking out my bottom lip for you...I just hate it.

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Amy! I am so sorry! I will be praying for you friend!! Keep posting as you can!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Aleisha said...

Good luck with your surgery. I will keep you in my prayers. You have a great family that is there to help you, no worries.

hulagirlatheart said...

I am so sorry for your pain and that surgery is on the horizon. What a poopy way to spend the summer! I'll be praying for you in Kentucky.

Jamie said...

Oh Amy, I am so sorry! I'll be praying for you my friend. Take care of yourself and follow all the dr's rules! I wish there was something I could do to help.

Tricia said...

What exactly did they say is up with your back? My cousin is having surgery soon on her back also..they say that they need to fuse two discs.....she is not sure and is wanting to get a 2nd opinion...

Tricia said...

Clairee Belcher: The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.

Denise said...

Hi Amy.
I'm so sorry you have to have surgery. I hope all goes well and you are pain-free soon. I am in so much pain today (yesterday also) that I can hardly get around. Hey, maybe I should see a doctor :) I had to come to work though - uugghh! As always, you are so wonderful and remian upbeat and keep your sense of humor. I will certainly be thinking of you and lifting you in prayer. My very best wishes for a speedy recocery.


The Boyds Family said...


I can't believe I missed this post..I just set up all of the blogs that I frequent on Google reader so that I don't have to "blog hop" to find out who all has posted - I LOVE IT, BTW. - but I must have somehow set yours up incorrectly so I didn't realize you were posting. (I was wondering why you hadn't written anything in the past couple of days).

Anyway, I've got it all fixed now and will back to stalking you on a regular basis.

I'm so sorry to hear that you must have surgery - and so soon, must be very serious - but I am praying that this will resolve your problems so that you can get back to 'normal' (whatever that is) soon.

And I will definitely keep you posted on the movie tip. Maybe when you're feeling better I'll come visit with a few of my favorites and we can have a 'girls night' (or day, whatever the case may be :)).

Please keep us posted on your recovery. I've got you in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care!

Michele said...

I am so sorry you have to have surgery! That is the pits! I am praying that all goes well and your recovery is super quick!