Post Neurosurgery Day 5
Recovering from surgery is a slow process that fools you. When I came home Saturday, I felt better than I expected. I think the drugs were still pretty active in my system. My big plans to read a lot and write a lot aren't working out quite as anticipated. I read one book on my Kindle while still in the hospital. I read a John Grisham book yesterday. I couldn't get interested in any book today.
I've been trying to get a bit done on tsu and Persona Paper each day, but posting to Twitter is almost nil. Hubby slept late this morning and didn't leave for Templeton until afternoon. I can never get a good start on anything that takes concentration until he's gone. The big project I'd hoped to get done needed a lot of concentration, but I had what I felt like was a fire burning between my shoulder blades, and I didn't feel like computer work at all. Naturally, the project I had planned was a computer project.
There were two things on my list for today I really wanted to get done.
1. Pick some kale outside and chop it up so I could add it to the soup base I had frozen last week with some broth and tomatoes and have a new pot of soup. I did get that done before Hubby finally left the house. I picked three of those large kale leaves you see in the picture, chopped it in the food processor (the old one) and made the soup. I ate the soup for dinner.
2. Get my Apple iMac back in working order. I had stupidly followed a suggestion while downloading Evernote back on my Mac before the surgery that allowed an extension for my browsers – all three of them—to be installed. Then I got red alerts from WOT every time I wanted to type in a web address or search. Do not ever agree when downloading something you want to let something you know nothing about on your computer. I thought I was only agreeing to let Bing be my default search, but it was working through the extension trovi.dot.com. Don't let it onto your computer. I wanted trovi off my browsers and I wanted to find my lost mail in Mac Mail so I could access it again. I anticpated a long call to Mac Apple Support.
After Hubby left, I had a snack to fortify myself and I braced myself to call Mac Support. I had left my mail problem in limbo right before surgery. To the best of my knowledge when I last talked to Carbonite support, my mail backup was on my computer and the restored mail was being imported to my mail program and I was watching its progress. And then it stopped progressing. I just couldn't begin to deal with it again until today.
By the time I called Apple I was feeling physically and emotionally weak. I didn't know exactly what to say and felt like just yelling “help” to tech support and bursting into tears. Before I called I tried to remember everything I knew about the problem. I called on my new speaker phone, but had forgotten to adjust the speaker volume and it was loud and I was afraid to try to adjust it while on hold. Naturally some very loud and jarring music played while I was waiting on hold and by the time a person picked up I was already wanting to scream from the pain the music inflicted on my ears and emotions.
I explained as best I could my computer problems and my own problem of not being able to remember or think clearly today. He was very nice. He did his best and then turned me over to a supervisor, also very nice, and we finally got a good start on getting my mail usuable again and we got rid of trovi. Then we had to wait for a very long import of mail and said goodbye until next time, should I need to call him again. He gave me his direct extension and hours so he could help me again if I need it.
After I had accomplished both things on my list for today, I was exhausted and feeling ready to collapse. I remembered I hadn't had lunch, so I had some of my fresh soup and reheated some pizza to eat with it. When I finished I turned out the light over my recliner, put ice on my back, and closed my eyes. I finally recovered enough to come back to the computer, and I hope to get some more work done now. I think I'd better rest a bit more tomorrow than I did today.
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