A disappointing day
I wanted to wake up early so I could make breakfast as I knew I would be hungry after my appointments today. It wasn’t meant to be. I woke up and had one cup of coffee before I had to get dressed to catch the bus to head into town. The kitchen was cold as the door was open. Weatherbug said the temp was 57 but it felt like 47. The wind made everything cold. I left the house with a sweater on.
My first appointment was therapy. We talked about my grief some more. She is worried that I will ruminate and become suicidal. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I already was and that soon as I am cleared from my surgeon, I am going in the hospital. I didn’t tell her that either. She gave me some DBT skill called IMPROVE. I am to work on each thing each day until I see her again.
I then went to the clinic and even though I didn’t feel like there was fluid in my chest, there was. I was really hoping there was no fluid so I could say good bye to this binder but nope. I got to wear it another week. The NP is concerned and will discuss with the surgeon on what to do next. They drained 90cc of fluid. I am so disappointed. I didn’t feel it. The NP really had to maneuver the needle to aspirate the fluid as it didn’t want to come out. The left side of my chest is healing nice, though it is causing me more nerve pain than the right. Without the binder, I am wicked hypersensitive to clothes. The binder does irritate and cause some discomfort but it is mostly because it is constricting me and after a while, it just becomes uncomfortable to wear. If I have a hard time sleeping, I will take the binder off. I don’t care.
I was up in the middle of the night again. I didn’t get up, only once and that was to drink something as my throat had gone dry. It really sucked trying to get back to sleep. I kept tossing and turning. I hate it. I go from my pillow to my cushion and back. I stayed up late last night too, till around 10pm as I was watching Mandalorian. I love the show. I am trying not to watch it all at once because then I will be sad. I got Paramount+ so I can watch Picard. I haven’t yet. I want to watch it from the beginning so I know what is going on.
I was really tired after my appointments. I just wanted to go home but I missed the bus so I went to the pharmacy to pick up my meds so I didn’t have to go out tomorrow. I had a half hour to kill while I waited for the next bus. I wanted a Starbucks latte but I didn’t feel like walking to get it. Even now I am tired. I am thinking of just going to bed rather than listen to the game. I just checked the score and wish I didn’t. It’s only the bot of the 1st and we are down 4 runs. The starting pitcher sucks. Today just sucked. Yup, I am going to bed now.
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This post is very relatable and honest about having a disappointing day. It’s important to acknowledge and express these feelings instead of bottling them up.