||[Feb. 6th, 2008|10:24 pm]
Tonsillectomy update: Feeling a bit more like myself, to the point where I even slept until noon (which is normal, if I'm left to my own devices). I didn't miss med times, though! Swallowing is still really, really painful. I find myself storing up saliva in my mouth because it hurts so much to swallow it. I assume I used to swallow it without even thinking. Otherwise, I'd drool a lot...which isn't considered polite in most societies, as I understand it.
A friend of mom's advised her that an ice pack on the neck is actually helpful. I had a pack that they gave me right after surgery, but hadn't used it because I couldn't see how it would help. But using it every so often seems to cut down on the swelling on the inside, which is what's making it so painful to swallow.
Last night relativelylucid came by with some Sharon's Sorbet, chocolate flavor of course, which we enjoyed while we watched the first episode of The Tudors. We both agreed it (The Tudors, not the sorbet) was sort of trashy, esp. based on the number of people we witnessed performing sexual acts in the first ten minutes of the show. I think Sarra was still shaking her head over it as she left. But I sat down and watched the other two episodes on the disc this afternoon. I might actually rent the rest of the discs in the future. I mean, it's got the facts more right than your average Hollywood historical flick, and some of the actors are actually decent. Pity Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, who plays Henry VIII, isn't among them. But he manages to be pretty enough to keep me interested.
I think Sarra kind of looks like the actress who plays Anne Boleyn: different body type, darker hair, but very much the same eyes, nose, mouth, chin, facial shape... aaronpike, see if you agree.
This evening, I finished a sock (the one I started on the plane on the way to Israel...geez, these things take a long time) and watched The Fifth Element, which I somehow missed when it came out, but was reminded of by valkyr8 a couple of weeks ago.
Tomorrow: not coming to Jara choir...I can't see being off pain meds in time to drive myself, and I wouldn't have the voice or energy to be very social, much less sing. (I've already begged off Temple choir, though rehearsal was cancelled due to today's snow.) I think the project for the day will be to get a draft together of Bardic Madness challenges. Friday: a prototype webpage for the event. Saturday: going to Sarra/Chandler's for A&S day. Probably I'll sit around and knit and not push myself to talk a lot or be creative. But it'll be good to be around people.