2:30 a.m. — Ugh. Up in the middle of the night, over 2 hours awake already. Triscuits and cheddar for a healthy snack, a couple cups of coffee, and a 12-inch spiral-bladed dagger piercing my back. Waiting for the snacks and the CBD to kick in so I can go back to sleep. Scrolling through FB, sharing all sorts of stuff: politics, humor, animals, etc.
Just a couple weeks left until Election Day. Gawd, I can’t believe how nasty politics has become. I mean, I always knew there was dirty politics, blatantly false and/or distorted ads, and so forth. But this year it is just more nasty, more hateful, and more in-your-face than I remember.
Having already mailed in my ballot, and verified that it was received and approved to be counted, I am soooo over all the political ads and bullshit and lies.
Just over three weeks until my hernia repair surgery. I could be mistaken, but it feels like it is getting worse. The surgeon said they’d go in and explore what’s happening and will patch up whatever is going on. I sincerely hope they get all the places so I don’t have to go through this again.
I am supposed to be continuing my recovery from the first surgery — exercising, strengthening my core, and all that good stuff. As I am finding out, though, doing strenuous activity makes the hernia worse and more noticeable. Fortunately it is not hurting, but I can feel things squishing in and out of the opening in the muscle. The more I work, the more it happens. Because my core isn’t being strengthened, it is affecting my ability to stand upright and support my back. That makes it difficult to stand at the counter and work for long periods, as it makes my back hurt a lot. UGH!!!
Oh well…. guess I’ll wander back toward bed and see if I can get some more sleep. Two hours before midnight won’t carry me through the day.