I have napped a couple of times today. I’m trying to catch my breath after a long weekend. Lots of driving. There is no good way to get to and from Starkville.
I have not done a whole lot today. I have reflected on what I saw on the field. That was a long way to drive to see a performance like that. I haven’t seen too many that rival it as far as level of poor play in the 27 seasons of Hawgs Illustrated.
First, I want to say thank you to Hawgcotton for mentioning me in the note that I saw when I opened the board today. It was a great message. I didn’t expect to be included. So thank you.
I want to make sure everyone knows how much I appreciate good thoughts from everyone else as I have battled through this football season. It has been a personal battle and that has nothing to do with the state of the football team.
I guess I should provide an update. I’m getting better, but I just find myself tired a lot. I guess when you spend too much time resting the first thing you do is find out that you need to get going. I know that’s true, but I’m not doing a very good job of getting myself going.
There was a breakthrough this weekend in that I was able to clean my wound by myself. It was a case of needing to do it because I was not going to ask Jean Ann to make the trip and I wasn’t going to ask anyone else to dress my wound on this trip. I suppose a co-worker would have done it, but I wasn’t going to ask.
It’s funny, but my doctor told me last week to suck it up and do it myself. So I did. You would have laughed out loud watching. I prepared the gauze on the big bandaid that is required, then laid it on the bed. Then I positioned my body as I was falling back onto it. After missing about three times, I got it and then smoothed it down. Success. That was Friday night. I hit it right Saturday night on the first try. Jean Ann was impressed when she saw my work Sunday night when I got home after the drive.
A long trip driving is about the worst thing I can do for what I’ve got, but it wasn’t really that awful. I don’t feel any pain with the wound except for a rash where the adhesive has been placed over and over around the wound. We try to move it to a new place each time, but sometimes you just don’t do a good job. Jean Ann does a good job sometimes with a much bigger application and some soft tape outside the rash area where the tape and bandaid has been over and over.
The wound is closing. I’ve still got three or four weeks to go. But it’s much smaller than say three weeks ago. It still bleeds and the gauze does its job. But that’s what happens as new skin is being developed. I have learned a lot about the process.
It’s interesting to see the doctor’s reaction when I come in each week. Of late, he’s been excited. He tells me it will close quickly at this point. His definition of quickly and mine are not the same thing!
I’m going to make the Missouri trip up and back driving in the same day. So I guess maybe I won’t have to change my dressing any more. It will be a long day – but that’s the best way I know to handle this last game. (Yeah, I know my version of a long day may not have anything to do with watching this team play. No pun intended.)