Thursday, March 15, 2012

Santa Fe Wins Another Battle, Caitlin Wins the War

Some of you will probably remember about the cactus spine that got stuck in my finger and that necessitated a trip to the ER.  I finished my ten days of antibiotics and pain relief and though the infection died down, the swelling and redness around the spine remained. And remained, and remained.

I had an appointment with my new doctor anyway so I mentioned it offhand. She contacted a colleague who does orthopedic surgery and after an ultrasound (weirdest thing ever, and Rob wouldn't stop making references to my "finger baby") I had an appointment to get it surgically removed tomorrow.  I figured they'd only do another round of local anesthesia, but the doctor told me that they're planning on giving me "relaxing" medication as well and I get to choose how "relaxed" I get!  Score! I hate needles and tend to get kind of shaky/tense so I'm glad I don't have to stress about them.  And Rob's going to drive me around so, all in all, should be a good day.

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It was a pretty stressful day, since Rob pulled some crazy muscle in his back and couldn't really move, and we had to drive all the hell around to different appointments in preparation for my surgery tomorrow. I also have had a ton of work projects piling up.

But all that melted away as my husband cooked us an outdoor dinner on the grill (spinach-feta-onion turkey burgers and grilled corn on the cob), Social Distortion blaring on the computer and sun shining in through the open back door.  Even though I was getting some work done while he did this, it still made me so happy to think about how kickass it is to live together and enjoy these small moments. Plus I can't be stressed at that work space.

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Oh, and we got to open up the Disney window today!

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I hope you're all having a great week so far!

14 comments:

  1. Good luck with your surgery!!! Take the meds and relax, you'll do just fine.
    And P.S. the view from your back deck is AMAZING!! Every photo you post is just breathtaking!!!!

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  2. Let me know if the finger baby is a boy or girl! Oh and can we cookout when I come visit? :)

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  3. Good luck! :) Seriously Caitlin you take amazing photos!

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  4. I LOVE that you call it your Disney window. Hope the surgery is quick and (mostly) painless!

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  5. good luck with the surgery! i hope after that it will be resolved. boo to cactus needles!

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  6. Oh my goodness good luck with your surgery Caitlin!!
    And wow, I LOVE the Disney window!!!

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  7. good luck with your surgery. you'll be in my thoughts, friend!

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  8. Man oh man poor you and your finger! I feel for you. I had staph infection in three of my fingers once and it was horrible.

    But the pictures are gorgeous!

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  9. Good luck! I've never seen a finger baby this is exciting :)

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  10. Whoa those burgers look amazing! I think I'm going to need to try this out for myself and my boy sometime too. Yum!! (Oh, and good luck with the finger baby!)
    --Halie
    [http://penguinspastapolkadots.blogspot.com/]

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  11. holy moly! i want to get to choose how 'relaxed' i am! :)

    JEALOUS. haha

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  12. Okay THAT'S IT. I'm moving in with you guys! It looks so damn gorgeous in Santa Fe!

    Also LMAO finger baby... Oh my God that cracked me up. Good luck with the surgery!

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  13. i love your house. beautiful pictures, dear!

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