Saturday, December 20, 2014

How Do You Spell 40?



When I was bored enough to watch lots of mindless TV, I decided to cut back on my pain meds. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain and thought I could just push through the pain and be able to get some things done.

Wasn't the best idea I ever had. Although the initial outbreak is drying up and the secondary outbreak has stopped in its track, the pain has not. Sleepless nights have followed. One of my problems is that the Vicodin does not make me sleepy. It makes me happy. Happy, while bestowing upon me a false sense of well being. The false sense of well being causes me to want to accomplish things and when I do, I end up in more pain.

A vicious cycle. I read that the pain can last MONTHS, even YEARS. I choose months and I choose only one.

It has been the longest week! We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this week. Since I couldn't go anywhere, we had take out. I was experiencing a haze of pain and He Who traveled 46 miles to get two steak dinners was tired. It was just another day. Not really a celebration. Maybe next year? Maybe in ten years.

Even though we had no big celebration, I feel accomplished. Forty years is a long time. And just to show you how Vicodin works in  my head, all I can think about right now is the spelling of the word forty and why it is spelled without a "u". Because "four" is spelled with a "u", so why isn't the spelling "fourty"?

My mind thinks too many thoughts already, I don't need the boost from my pain meds. Causes me to wake in the middle of the night and ponder weird stuff.

8 comments:

ellen abbott said...

there is no rhyme or reason to the spelling of English words. why do we have all those silent letters?

Joanne Noragon said...

You still have forty one, two, three, etc, to go. And congratulations on the fortieth, which slipped by.

Val said...

At least you were able to operate a steak knife while Vicodined. Happily, I assume.

dkzody said...

Congratulations on 40 years. That is a good amount of married life. Best wishes for the next 40. Hope the shingles clear up soon.

joanne said...

Happy 40th my friend. We just 'celebrated' our 41st in much the same way. Maybe we are just too tired and old to do much celebrating anymore, although I do agree it is a huge milestone and you and I should both be proud we managed to hang on this long to the same 'he who.'

The Happy Whisk said...

I always spell fourty with a u. Been that way since childhood. Happy Fourty to you and your honey bunny.

Hope you get healed up soon.

Anonymous said...

We celebrated in May, but really only in august, as it is really not and lovely by august where we live..We don't understand people anymore they are only married for a starter of 5 or 10 years they get angry upset an selfish and divorce, it happens all the time..The young and or old don't stay long enough to actually enjoy being married, we just don't get it at all. CONGRATULATIONS HOPING YOUR PAIN WILL GO AWAY, THAT IS NOT SOMETHING TO HAVE AT ALL. life is to be lived pain free and happily, maybe in 2015 you can celebrate big time for 41 years of married life, ciao!

Anonymous said...

I meant to say it is HOT here in august our favorite month and we celebrate at the beach and enjoy the seashore with childhood friends who are now widowed and widowers and they were married over 40 years, they miss their mates enormously but some are dating again and who knows maybe cupid will hook them up as the young say..ciao and enjoy your holidays PAIN FREE~