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A Case of RVW Syndrome… …or the end of a “Waking Dream”


Mind over matter - Inside Tony's HeadBrace yourself…  You’re about to go on a trip through Tony’s mind.  It can get scary in there….

I bet you’re wondering whether you should be sending me flowers at a hospital somewhere and “What tha heck is RVW Syndrome?”

Well, dearest readers, RVW is short for “Rip Van Winkle.”

And, RVW Syndrome is an entirely fictitious disease I just made up, mere seconds ago, as I was staring at that blank box where the “title” of the blog post is supposed to go.

For a several weeks I’ve been thinking to myself, “I really need to do a post on my blog!“And the “Title” that has been stuck in my head every time I have that train of thought is “Rip Van Winkle.”

“Why? Huh? What?” I hear the teeming masses crying out…  all eight of you who are actually reading this…

Well, “Rip Van Winkle” keeps popping into my head because over the past few months I feel as if I’ve been asleep.  I feel as if I’m waking up from a dream — from a very long sleep — thus “Rip Van Winkle!”

Aha! say the teeming masses!  (I TOLD you that my mind was a scary place! *grin*)

In many ways, I do indeed feel as if I have been sleep walking through the past few months.

Another way to phrase this feeling is: I’ve been on automatic pilot.   Or, to say: I feel as if I were numb.  As if I have been taking pain medication and the pain meds are wearing off now.

Or, that I was in shock and Read the rest of this entry

Wrist update, Rip Van Winkle, Line Dancing and Unbearable Cuteness!


Rip Van Winkle am I

Yoda, I am too, evidently.  Hmm… Say I.   Difficult to stop, it is.   Save me, somebody must.

Cat Kitten in a Cast Sleeping (CC)This week I have slept more than I have ever slept before in my entire life.  Which really really sucks because I really was planning on doing other non-physical things while my wrist has me out of commission.  Nope.  Some much for best laid plans.

Wed and Thursday, I literally slept about 35-40 of the 48 hours in those two days.  I’d wake up for a bit, then WHAMO!  Snnnnzzzzzz.  Wake up and WHAM!  Snnnnnnzzzzzzz Wake up for a….Snnnzzzzz

Get the picture?  I am so TIRED of sleeping!!!!!!!!!!!   In fact, I just woke up from a three hour nap.  I know that on this one that I should be listening to my body.  I’m guessing here that energy is being diverted to the healing process but come on!  Beginning tomorrow I’m going to force myself to try and get back to a more normal sleep pattern.    Wish me luck!

Wrist Update

My wrist showing the healing incision from the surgeryThe short version is that it is getting better but not as quickly as I would like.  It has been 4 and a half days since I saw the doc and he says I’m on schedule.  GROSS PHOTO warning… click on the image for a close up only if you like scars and dried flaking surgical glue…  You’ve been warned.  😉

He gave me a couple of therapy things to do which I’ve been doing faithfully:  Read the rest of this entry

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