Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Laughter is the Best Medicine. Also Percocet.

You're all well aware of my philosophy on drama, right? Suck it up, laugh it off, only deal with what you have to? That's me. 

So when this summer's health problems hit, I was taken by surprise. (I didn't freak out horribly.) Honestly, the one million allergies diagnosis was a relief because it meant I wasn't sick all the time and with some treatment, I would feel better. I didn't panic about carpal tunnel surgery until I was on the gurney under the huge, bright surgery room lights and the anesthetic hadn't kicked in.

Before that point, I'd been making jokes. My mom said, “You're silly. And all they've given you is sugar water!” I was trying to ignore the large needle they'd shoved in my arm and the fact that we'd already waited a good two hours for the doctor to get started. A girl has gotta do something instead of just sit and stew, right? And it kept us both amused.

Later on when my friend sent me a selfie in a truly goofy pair of glasses, I remembered something else in my arsenal. My own crazy glasses. That first day we got some funny comments:
Are you surprised? She was completely drugged!
Well, you're having a goooood time!
I promise it wasn't the meds, but hey, a good dose of pain meds never hurt a gal, either! 

So, this is me. Saying thank you for all the laughter, support, prayers, kind thoughts, flowers, treats, and everything else that came my way. Every day I'd post updates and receive so much love in return. If my recovery is going well, it's because of you. Thank you, friends, family, and wonderful far off friends who support from the other side of the globe. I certainly needed it, because Percocet or not, we all need the to feel the love from time to time.

If, like me, you're going through a rough time, please remember that you're never alone. There are many who will uplift and tease until you feel like yourself again. Thank you, my friends.

Here's a bit more inspiration for you! What Doesn't Kill You, Cringe Worthy, Panic City, Population: 1, and Plot Twist!


  1. so sorry you were unwell...and glad you are on the mend. People talk a lot of trash about sociall media..and some of it is true. I have found without fail that my ''friends'' on here have been as true as gold. They've supported me through cancer, depression, writing doubts,worries over my daughter (when she was in Afghanistan). OK, you get hat you give,,,and you are a very supportive and friendly person...I know that! But isn't it heartening when the bread you cat on the waters comes back to you...buttered and jammed!!!

    1. Thanks, Carol. I'm grateful for all the friends I've made, however I've made them. And I could you among them. :)

  2. I'm glad you're on the mend Sarah :) x

    1. Thanks Kimmie! I think I'll be perfect for the beginning of school. And that's the most important part, right? They'll be time for other things later. Lots of love to you, sweetie!