Sunday, April 25, 2010

And now, for something a little different...

Hello Gorgeous Ones!  This will be my last post, for a little while.  I am handing over the blog to crazy lady, to give her the opportunity to post her journal from the spinal cord injury rehabilitation unit at Kaiser Vallejo.   You know writers-- they may be restricted by paralysis, swelling, pain and angst-- but, they always find a way to note thoughts, feelings and impressions.  Crazy lady has many scraps of paper (some of them from food trays and old prescriptions!) she used to write about her experiences in rehab.  We discussed, and I agreed-- it would be cool to share those experiences with my beautiful  "fans."  You have been wonderfully supportive during this difficult time in our lives, and I figure, "why not let my crazy lady share her struggles and milestones?"  Some of the stories are pretty graphic, and some of the experiences (especially moments with the medical team during seizures, AD, pain episodes, and autoimmune flare-ups) are harsh.  There are incredible moments of joy, however-- and, the powerful human spirit often makes-up for the challenges caused by surly nurses, arrogant doctors, and rehab's reluctance to encourage human connections.  (Crazy lady was even told by one nursing supervisor to "mind her own business" and "stay out of people's lives" when her roommate was having a difficult morning and needed help--but, hey, more about that incredible incident later!)
 Before I hand over the blog, I wanted to say a few things...

...THANK YOU to Lisa the Cat Lady, Cece the Crazy Bitch, and Popeye the Wonder Dog, for keeping folks posted on events following the surgery.
...THANK YOU to the Federal Government for awarding crazy lady her disability.  Yes, miracles do happen!
...THANK YOU to the Kaiser Vallejo rehab facility for pushing, torturing and challenging crazy lady, on her road to recovery.  She will forever mumble "suck the gut and tuck the butt" when she needs to "center her spirit" and "focus on the moment."
...THANK YOU to Judy, Tyler and their wild pack, for taking care of me and giving crazy lady piece-of-mind during her hospitalization.
...and, THANK YOU to the wonderful readers of my blog, who have sent well-wishes, Glee music, MST3K DVDS, Black Adder puns,  and beautifully knitted caps.  You are AMAZING.

Sugar Sweet
(and, of course, my crazy lady)


Wild Dingo said...

wow. I seriously can NOT wait. though I'm very pissed about the crappy stuff. But you know us readers, we love sarcasm at it's blackest!

Throw in a Sugar photo now and then to keep us from boiling though if you want us to live (or stay out of jail) to read your next entry...(cuz we'll be so pissed!) LOL!

k, we miss you lots. Glad you're home. Hope you're not on too many drugs. unless they are psychadelic or fungal. :)

wild dingo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Same here, we want to hear all about it. So glad for all the good things that happened. And we do hope to see some of Sugar Sweet here and there too.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ashley (the mom), Dixie (the Catahoula) and sometimes Lola (the Pit Bull) said...

We want to hear it too. Mom figures that her medical problems are so involved in both of our lives (and even Lola's) that you can't avoid putting it in the blog.
We continue to send good thoughts and vibes to you and crazy lady!
Hugs and Tail Wags,

brooke said...

cant wait to hear your stories, and we're all glad you're back home!

Mango said...

I understand. And my momma is looking forward to your crazy lady's posts. I was most intrigued by your rabbit eating post. Perhaps I can consult with you on how to actually catch one as they tend to come into my yard at night but I cannot sneak up on them before they are under the fence.

Crazy Lady is HOME! That is the best news ever!


Pibble said...

Sugar, it's only fair to give Crazy Lady this therapeutic outlet. She's been through a lot and deserves to let it all flow freely now. And with her poison pen - um, computer? - we'll gladly lend our collective ear to listen to her recount her experiences, good and bad, peppered, I'm sure, with her sorely missed wit.

So good to have you back CL!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We will be looking forward to reading all she'll throw our way!

Her story needs to be shared and told!

She might be CRAZY but she's one tenacious KHRAZY BITCH!

And THAT is a khompliment!

Khyra and Hers Too

Kari in WeHo said...

we loved having you fill in but its nice to know she will be back!