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Wednesday
Jan202010

Update

I haven't been on my blog this week because big family happiness has occurred and it's hard to type and celebrate all at once.

But in the midst of all our family's joy, I've been dealing with medical issues of my own.

Remember last year when I fell and damaged my back?

Well, the back has gotten so bad that the doctors finally took pity on me and scheduled surgery to fix my pain and allow me to get my gumby bendiness back.

It's been a flurry of pre-surgical appointments, slipping on more ice and wailing at my husband to bring me a heating pad and more drugs. It's been a lot of fun. Heh.

Today I go into the hospital and tomorrow I get my favorite tattoo sliced open.

Wish me luck, health and all that jazz.

I'll be back new and improved.

Or at least highly drugged. That alone, is worth the price of admission, no?
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Reader Comments (89)

Tattoos with scars down the middle of them are the coolest. Way to be totally hardcore.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr Lady

Wishing you luck, health, and all that jazz!

Also, really great drugs and a return to feeling better!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ BecomingSarah.com

No! Not the tattoo! Oh well, such is life. Now you can get a new tattoo. But you can't get a new back so best wishes for restored health!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

^^ Just read above. Mr. Lady MAKES A GOOD POINT.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @ BecomingSarah.com

glad to hear you are going to get your bendiness back, well probably not as glad as your hubby.....

Take it easy and here's hoping you get back here soon.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDomestic Extraordinaire

Speedy recovery and the scar will only add to the hotness of your tattoo!!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy H. @frugalgirl

I look forward to next Christmas's video featuring you singing while touching your feet to your head. Good luck.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElly Lou

Wishing you luck, health and jazz. Or country, if you would rather be a little more redneck about it. Also, extreme bendiness and the good drugs while you recover. Be well!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Good luck. Mr Lady is right. That's totally hardcore

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercorrin

Not the tat! Can't they slice open another un - tatted area? :) I wish you the best Tanis and fast healing vibes coming your way.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterpreTzel

Good luck! hope recovery is easy and you get the best drugs.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

good luck bringing the bendy back to your back!
enjoy the happy drugs, and I'll be sending you good vibes for a speedy recovery. xo

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNenette

Good luck and speedy recovery and may all your attending doctors be hot.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

You can doo it! Good luck! :)

Good luck!!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrandeMocha

Can he make the scar all jagged like? As if you were in a bitchin' knife fight or something?

Yay for the happies and hurray for surgery. Hope it all goes perfectly and that the gumbiness is back soon.

Good Luck!!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterduchessbelle

here's to a better back! good luck!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiffany

Thinking about you, lady. <3

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChibi Jeebs

I wish you luck! Will be thinking of you.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie

Best of luck!!!
Better back health is super awesome. My husband had his long awaited back surgery this past July and is so much better now.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatootes

Good luck doll, and don't flirt with the cute residents too much.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmie aka MammaLoves

What Mr Lady said!

In all seriousness, you have my wishes for a speedy recovery.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Best wishes from a fellow redneck here in Tennessee! Good luck tomorrow and no flashing the orderlies!!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn in Tenn

Many hugs and sending blessings your way. If they mess up your tattoo then it just means you have to get very creative with your next one later on. I hope you feel so much better.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlili

The very best of luck to you. I will keep you in my prayers and hopefully you will be grand. Best wishes.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ from Ireland

Tell your hubby to take video and ask you questions as you come out of the anesthesia, that's highly entertaining.

Good luck with the surgery and scars on tats are even cooler.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHockeymandad

So glad I caught the good news on twitter. Congrats on that and the return of bendy-ness(bendiness?)

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

I've had back surgery for a snowboard injury & the recovery is no cup of tea! My thoughts are with you!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMezamashii

Good luck----wishing you a speedy recovery!!!!
Hope all the rednecks take GREAT care of you!!
Sunnie

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSunnie

I know they say "chicks dig scars" and a lot dig tattoos too, but I thought it was on their SO, not themselves! ; )

Seriously though, I wish you a successful surgery and a full and speedy recovery.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDudge OH (Mark)

All best for getting well quickly!!

xoxo

Good luck with your surgery. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

And as for the tattoo, I know exactly how you feel. My favorite tattoo has a nasty scar right down the center of it due to surgery too. So, whether it helps or not, you are not alone. :)

Take care and I hope you feel better soon.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

You could always make up a great story about the scarred tattoo. Hang in there, get all drugged up and come back ready to chat more.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersara - The Estrogen Files

Good luck! Hope they give you some super good drugs!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenice

Good luck and a speedy recovery. Julie

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

good luck, remember not to over do it after surgery!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

Feel better and DO WHAT THEY SAY after surgery! I would assume lifting Jumby will be a no-no for a while! I just had rotator cuff repair surgery 3 mos ago and NOT overdoing is a bitch, but I never want to go thru this again so I'm listening!! Take care and good luck.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

My hubby is a surgeon and during training he had to open the chest of a man who had a LARGE tatoo across his entire chest in capital letters that said "Dirty White Boy." If he could survive that injustice hopefully you can too...No way your tatoo is cooler than THAT!! *wink*

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

I'm wishing you awesome surgeons, speedy recovery, and not too much damage to your tattoo. Oh, yes, and great drugs, too. ;)

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Prayers for you. I hope you get your bendiness back soon!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

A scarred up tattoo can be, I imagine, totally bad ass! Hoping everything goes fantastically tomorrow and you're feeling as good as new when it's all done.

good luck for the surgery and a fast recovery.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacinta

Ditto Mr. Lady! Good luck today, I hope you're bending like Gumby in no time!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarin aka perpstu

You have tattoos? You never showed me any tattoos when you were in Toronto.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenguy

Health, happiness and Louis Armstrong thoughts headed your way! (Just make sure they give you the good stuff! ;)

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPineappleBabble

Good Luck!

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

wishing you a speedy recovery, rednecks with badass scars are hottttt.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertony

Oh, sure...you're just trying to set another new trend! I'm on to your tricks, woman! :D

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Behavin

Please, please, pleeeeeeeeease take time to blog while you're under the influence.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMommaSunshine

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