Rest and Recovery

recoveryHi. Nearly a month has passed and I’m finally writing something longer than an email. Hooray for progress!!

I’m doing very well post surgery and recovering as expected. Reading and writing are still taxing. Focusing takes A LOT of effort and seeing letters and words move quickly across the screen makes me motion sick.

It’s strange not to be able to read and write, those are my relaxation methods of choice. So I’ve been watching a ton of TV. Thankfully new episodes of How I Met Your Mother came out on Netflix. I’ve also watched The Tudors and both Elizabeth movies, which I enjoyed. My summation of the Tudors: The torture was as intense as the sex and I have no idea how historically accurate it was. Also, modern medicine rules. It is my life-theme for the month.

I’ve seen three movies at the theater. Sliver-Linings Playbook – good. Lincoln – good. Anna Kerinina, art design – good, plot – plbt.

Being at home is so nice. Snuggling the dogs and children has been wonderful, especially with the Christmas tree up and Josh around for a few days. He’s been doing such cool shit that, really, it’s too bad he isn’t blogging anymore. His would be far more interesting!

So, I’m off to find a new show to get involved in. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. Know that I’m doing well and will be enjoying a pain-free Christmas!

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

4 thoughts on “Rest and Recovery

  1. So glad you’re feeling better. It must be hard not being able to read. I don’t watch much TV and know you would hate my fantasy shows. Ha! But I used to like Castle on ABC, a police show, and my mom loves The Good Wife, a lawyer show on CBS.

    Hope you’re feeling 100% soon. Happy Holidays!

  2. So glad to hear this, Jody. I, too, am grateful for modern medicine after having recently read about the invention of anesthetic by a bunch of borderline lunatics. I totally want to watch the Tudors, one of my favorite eras. It’s toss up between the Borgias and the Tudors for me the next time I get laid up.

  3. Dear Jody,

    I’m happy to read that you are doing well. When I had a concussion from a car accident, I also watched a lot of TV because I could not comprehend what I was reading or writing. It isn’t the most exciting way to spend time, but you’ll be fully recovered soon and back to reading and writing, I’m sure. I am really looking forward to working with you this summer. I look forward to reading more about your recovery.

    – Melinda Elston

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