Sunday Post #264 Hello May Flowers….

May 7th, 2017 Kimberly Sunday Post 128 Comments

7th May

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We survived the week..  Everyone while still coughing and sneezing is improving. My son’s surgery went well. Sadly it ended up being worse case scenario and they had to remove part of the nerve. As his surgeon said, “I will own your hand for the next 12 weeks.” His movement is restricted and he is unable to move his hand. He begins physical therapy next week. This week has been about pain management.  For the month of April, I managed to read/listen to eighteen books. Not bad with all that was happening. Audios really saved my numbers. I got behind on visiting and commenting during my son’s surgery and the first day home. Thank you to everyone that still popped in and read my reviews. I treated myself to a pedicure on Saturday and it was good to enjoy a little me time. The week ahead should be smoother! Stay caffeinated and wear flip flops!

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  • Dark Desires After Dusk By Kresley Cole (audio review)
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128 Responses to “Sunday Post #264 Hello May Flowers….”

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I’m glad you all are feeling better….hang in there through the weeks ahead, with the recovery.

    I just watched several episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and it was even better than the movie I recalled from back in the day. Enjoy the book!

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  2. Greg

    Glad your son’s surgery went well even if it was more serious than they were hoping. and poor guy- having to go through that, sounds tough. Lots of well wishes your way for him and a speedy recovery.

    Awesome job on 18 books! Woot. And yes I’ve got my flip flops out even if it’s only 50’s/ 60’s here lol. It’s time!

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  3. Geybie's Book Blog

    Wow, great news, Kim. Glad that you had a great reading month in April, and so Happy to hear that you and your family are getting better. Sorry to hear about your son, though. I hope he will soon fully recover.
    18 books is FANTASTIC, Kim. I hope you have another fantastic month. Have a wonderful weekend. ❤️

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are. We ended up taking the Royals overnight last night. The parents wanted to take them camping and with their coughs, we thought it wasn’t a good idea.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      We are happy with this care, and as long as he does what he is told and his employer doesn’t push him he should make a full recovery.

  4. Trish

    I’m sorry they had to remove part of the nerve, that sounds so painful. I hope recovery goes well, and that with therapy and time, the movement range will be as good as ever. Well done for taking me time, it’s very necessary!
    I love The Handmaid’s Tale, especially the audio by Claire Danes, but your edition looks fab too. Into The Darkest Corner looks scary! Enjoy both.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, I wrote my post in a rush yesterday before heading out for pedi..then the Royals stopped over and I never made it. I am hoping to pop over this afternoon.

  5. Hayley

    I’m sorry that your son’s surgery ended up being worse case scenario. I hope that they get his pain under control soon and that he can begin working on getting the best he can out of his hand.
    Audio books are always what saves me during rough months too – I’m getting through quite a lot of them at the moment and really enjoying them. My reading numbers would be lower if I didn’t have audio books.
    I hope this week is a better week and that the bugs finally leave your house for good, and that you get to enjoy some fab books.

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  6. Zi

    Woah. I don’t know what happened but having a nerve removed is saddening. I hope for a smooth recovery for your son and that his state of mind will be fine with the loss (because if that were me, I might not wholly recover for years).

    Thank you for your May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge, I’m picking up the broom.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh, it will grow back! They removed a section of it, and now for 12 weeks, it begins to grow back. He has a long process in front of him with physical therapy etc.

  7. A Voracious Reader

    Glad everyone is on the mend. {{{posivibes}}} that your son heals quickly. It would be nice to have flip flop (Kyleigh calls them flops lol) weather, but it’s a bit cool here now. I guess we’re getting our March weather in May. I hope you have a fantastic week, Kim!

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  8. Lola

    I am glad to hear your son’s surgery went well even though it was a worse case scenario and they had to remove part of the nerve. I hope he has a smooth rediscovery!

    Sounds nice you still got to listen/ read a few books this month with everything going on. Have a great week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      We went away last week to the shore and thought to do a staycation this year with some home improvements. I am seriously regretting the idea.

  9. Bookworm

    Happy Sunday. Thanks for the blogosphere links, I’m checking those out. I hope your son feels better.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I should have explained better. It will grow back, but to do so he has to keep his hand bent at a certain angle and not bend it, even mentally

  10. Wattle

    I’m glad your son’s surgery went well, even if it was worse the worst case scenario. I hope his physical therapy goes well!

    Have a great week ahead 🙂

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  11. Joanne

    LOL “your body is mine for the next six weeks” – my doc after my surgery earlier this year. Are they reading from the same book or what? Glad to hear the surgery went well and the healing can begin, and that you snuck a little self-care in there; self-care is important (as I’m constantly having to remind myself).

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  12. Jan

    I’m glad your son’s surgery went well, but sorry part of the nerve had to be removed. I hope the physical therapy goes well.

    I would say you did great with your reading despite all that went on during April. I hope May will be a much better month, Kimberly!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks, Jan, now he begins the painful wait as it regrows. Yeah, I was pleased with my numbers but hope May delivers a higher number

  13. Samantha

    Glad your son is doing okay! Hopefully all is well with physical therapy and he regains use sooner than anticipated! I can’t imagine not being able to use my hand. Thats tough.
    Yay for a pedicure! I have never had one. People touching my feet totally freaks me out.
    Have a wonderful week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      They say 12 weeks to heal and then 6 + months before he fully regains use of it. Eek gads He has been a trooper though despite the pain levels.

  14. Michelle

    Hope your son as a quick recovery! I also hope everyone else is feeling better soon.
    Crazy month for you glad you were able to enjoy some reads!

    have a great week, Kim! Happy Reading!

  15. cindy

    So glad that you are all felling better and that your son in-laws surgery went well. Here’s to a speedy recovery and happy that you had some me time. Have a great week ahead, !

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  16. Nadene

    Glad to hear that your son’s surgery went well and everyone has recuperated. It is good to have some me time, it really helps.

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  17. Evelina

    You really read a lot! Best of luck to your son on his recovery. Haha, I’m afraid it’s still not flipflop season where I live 😀 it’s been an incredibly cold spring.

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  18. Danielle

    Considering everything, I am blown away that you managed 18 books. I think it is completely understandable that your attention was required elsewhere. I am sorry to here that the surgery ended up being more extensive but thrilled all went well. I hope you all have a wonderful May and wish your son a rapid recovery!

  19. Grace

    Glad your son’s surgery went well even if it was the worst case. 18 books is awesome without anything going on! Hope you have a great week!

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  20. Zori

    Sorry to hear about your son. I hope things go well during his physical therapy!

  21. Lark

    I’m glad to hear you are all improving, but sorry that your son’s hand surgery didn’t go as well as everyone hoped. I wish everyone a speedy recovery from the yuck that’s been going around, and your son both the fullest possible recovery, and the patience to get through the healing process.

    Oh, and thank you for the shout-out! I’m way behind on commenting but hope to catch up later this week, after we get Robin moved.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It’s a busy time of year for you. I have felt like I am playing catch up myself. Between work, Jr’s surgery, sick Royals, and babysitting I am plum wiped out. I think I am going to unplug next weekend and just catch my breath.

  22. La La in the Library

    I’m thrilled to hear that although your son’s surgery had to be so extensive, it still went well, and that the plague seems to be clearing itself from your home. I always intend to splurge on a mani-pedi, but I usually put it off until I forget. I should offer to pay for my sister’s because she would definitely hound me about going. Ha ha. Have a fabukous week. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, I try to go once a month and hadn’t been since February, so I just did it. I find it relaxing and since I spend most of my days on the computer and covered in baby drool, it is nice to do something for

  23. Nise'

    Sending good thoughts to your son as he heals and extra tolerance as he goes through PT. Glad that you are all feeling better and that you got some me time! Hope this week quieter all around.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you. He started PT today and it was painful. He has a long process ahead of him, but aside from pain management, he has really been a trooper.

  24. Katherine

    Good luck to your son during his recovery. I can imagine that much downtime will be hard to take. Sounds like it’s been a crazy week for you too so I hope you take the time to go get that pedicure and get some rest. Have a great week!

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  25. Juli

    Glad to hear your son’s surgery went well. Gah! Poor thing. I hope that therapy goes quickly

  26. lisa thomson

    You are a prolific reviewer, Kim. Glad to hear your son is on the mend but that must be tough for him. I look forward to reading your review of The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Sounds like you needed that me time. Good for you for enjoying a pedicure. See ya soon!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you, Lisa. I feel like I am juggling one too many balls at the moment. We decided on a staycation DIY vacation this summer and oh boy am I regretting it. I need some beach and water!

  27. Laura Fabiani

    Ah, your poor son! I hope that physical therapy can bring good movement back into his hand. I’m amazed at how many audios you can listen to! I’m still getting used to them. I’m more visual than auditory. Enjoy your new books.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      In the beginning, I did nothing but listen for 20 mins at a time, now I can clean, walk, cook and do mundane activities on the computer. It took a while, but wow do I love being able to read all the time.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thank you. We are hoping for a full recovery. Now just getting a 24-year-old who loves video games to behave and follow instructions from Doctor.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, the nerve will regrow it is painful and requires keeping the fingers open at a 90-degree angle like an L. He will have 12 weeks of healing and 6 months of physical therapy.

  28. Tanya

    I’m so glad the surgery went ok, and your son is on the road to recovery. Will the part of the nerve they had to take affect his movement or just feeling and does it affect a large area of the hand?

    I need a pedicure, in the worst way. It is time for flip flops but that isn’t happening until I get my butt into the nail salon!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Believe it or not, that nerve will regrow! When he cut his finger he nicked the nerve and a ball of scar tissue grew because even though he had stitches he was using the finger.

  29. Tyler H. Jolley

    I’m so sorry to hear about your son. I’m glad the surgery went well, but dang, that sucks. Was it is dominant hand? Thinking of you and your family.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Not his dominant hand but the nerve will grow back. 12 weeks of keeping it in an open L shape position, 6 months of physical therapy.

  30. Charlie

    So glad the surgery went well! It will take a lot in the next few months, but it could have been even worse. I’m also glad you got out and did something for yourself! We take care of ourselves last, and sometimes it is really needed. It’s kind of related to the news I shared in my post. I hope you – and co. – have a great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks, Charlie. Yes, he does have a long haul ahead of him, but I am confident he will recover full use of his hand.

  31. Lorna

    Sorry to hear about the nerve in your sons hand. That’s got to be frustrating and painful. 18 books is a great number. I’ve been reading/listening to 2-3 books at a time. So far it’s working out 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I always have at least one audio and one book going at the same time..sometimes 3 if they are all different genres.