IMG_0450Day 14 and the word is slowly, slowly.  Hydrocodon may be the mildest opiate out there, but it’s done a job on my guts and today, I am quitting for good.  I am so sick of prunes, I could scream.  But prunes work, trust me.  Excluding weariness, constipation is the last barrier.  The knee is healing, PT is going well, and I have beat the catheter introduced UTI.  My BP is good this AM.  When my brain finally clears from the opiate caused confusion, I might even pick up a book again.  What a drag age-related illness and its supposed remedies can be.

I could complain. And, I guess I am, but all I have to do is look around me and see that others are having a more difficult time. Many others.  But, I am not cheered by another’s pain.  Thanks to friends in my “real” and “virtual worlds, I am better.  Caring and compassionate friends and family. So thanks to you who read my blog and have continued to offer words of encouragement.


Yesterday, no sooner had I complained about Mr. Obama’s handling of Putin, than he announced his intention to introduce the economic sanctions suggested by Eric Bolling, of FOX Business News (FBN), and kicked around FOX for weeks, if not months.  And Europe seems to be waking up to the evil on their doorstep too.  Good news all around.  Now if they just follow through.image001