Tolkien, artist

Survival

 So, I survived and my bank account is considerably lower. I'm tapering off the pain meds today and, over the serious objections of my Manager, taking today off work to catch up on what didn't get done yesterday.



He seems to feel that since I am free of pain, I can now jump right back into it since he got so many shipments through the door yesterday. I seem to feel that since he had told me to take both days off, I scheduled my work accordingly and he will just have to live with it. And so he will. I may still get called in if there is an emergency, but I'm going to hope that doesn't happen.

LOTR Black Gate

The Black Gate was intimidating, but fell rather quickly in the end.

I basically made it through the whole dental ordeal with the incredible aid and good thoughts from my friends throughout the world. I kept feeling that if people are brave enough to do the impossible, if a small group of 6,000 warriors were brave enough (or foolish enough) to storm the Black Gate of Mordor, then I should be able to make it through this. My friend CW suggested that I take my iPod along and listen to music, that also helped a lot. I was still terrified, but managed, then came home and slept for four hours, and got a good night's sleep last night. I'm almost off all pain meds, and by tonight should be fully recovered. I'll call my dentist today to set up an appointment to replace the temp filling with a permanent one and I'll be done. "Whew!" What a ride!

Well, I wanted to use the X-post feature from Dreamwidth  to post this, but my pictures aren't as easy to handle there.  I'm going to just use LJ for the time being until I decide what I want to do.  
Free of pain does not mean recovered. Your body has suffered an insult, even if it was one under very controlled circumstances. You need some time to rest, and I hope you do so.

And...hurrah! You came out on the other side of the tunnel!
I did, and I know it was just because I couldn't let everyone down by wimping out at the last moment. My friend asked if I decked anyone, I said "No", but I did admit that I whimpered when she asked me if I did that. I whimper really good :-)))

- Erulisse (one L)
As you had planned to have today off I think it is rather off of your manager to expect you in - have a nice quiet day to recover.

LJ seems to be behaving for me, today! Hurrah!
I am taking the day, no matter what. Relaxed is a term I don't get very often, though. I have a load of laundry in the washer and after I catch up with my messages, I have to deal with a response to the IRS to try and save almost $1000 in fines that they want to assess me. My accountant should be taking care of this for me, but since she's the friend of 25 years who told me to take a hike, I don't think that is going to be happening (sigh).

- Erulisse (one L)
I seem to feel that since he had told me to take both days off, I scheduled my work accordingly and he will just have to live with it.

Good for you.
So glad everything went well. Rest! I had thoughts of coming into work after I had that nasty wisdom tooth pulled at the end of last year, but I luckily have a boss who told me no and put everyone on alert not to let me into the building... even when the pain is gone, there's still recovery to be done. *hugs*
Sometimes bosses can be humane. Unfortunately, since I am the boss, I can't always predict the attitudes of my staff. But I'm home, so I put my foot down on this one :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
What Pandë said. You just spent several days not sleeping well, and stressing out both over the pain and over what was going to have to happen to relieve that pain. Yesterday was more a case of living through the shock of the procedure itself and the immediate aftermath. Today is the day that you truly start to recover.

I'm hoping LJ gets its collective sh!t together, so the lovely group of friends I've spent the last couple of years collecting doesn't dissipate. But, I suppose, I should probably get in line for an account code and at least set up over at Dreamwidth, just in case, eh?

You take it easy, let the manager take the heat for a day or so. Hang in there.
Surgical said she still had an invite code left, and if not, than Esteliel might still have a few.

Manager already called up this morning in a funk because we got three more shipments in today and he has to deal with them without my help. See my crocodile tears....

- Erulisse (one L)
I've got invite codes, Aearwen, want one?

Just sent one to the e-mail addy I had in my contacts for you.

Edited at 2011-04-07 07:09 pm (UTC)
I agree. I don't know if I'm calling today relaxing, though. Two loads of laundry, research to answer the IRS on some fines that they are trying to stick me with, and beta work for my friend in Germany that I usually do on Mondays, but was in no shape to do this past Monday, so I'm catching up now. My Manager has already called and complained that three more shipments came through the door today. He'll have to deal....

- Erulisse (one L)
So glad to hear that the dentist appointment is over with and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Yeah, all done with the big, scary thing. Minor things still remain, but WAY different in character and fright factor. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

- Erulisse (one L)