I had my CT scan of my neck yesterday. Now I just pray that it will show a perfectly good, re-engineered cervical spine - with all the re-engineering still in place. And that all this pain is just muscle pain and can be managed with time and physical therapy - not surgery. I will find out on Friday or Monday I think.
Yesterday I managed to live all day without telling anyone off or crying or having my heart in my throat. It was a good day. Communication is a good thing, I tell you!
My contrary streak has popped up again though. I ordered a big yard sign for the presidential candidate of my party and I am going to stick it in my yard. At the HOA Board meeting on Tuesday night I asked if it was OK that people had signs in their yards and was told that it was OK. Then the president of the board mockingly asked me if I was going to put a big ******* sign in my yard, and the other board members sat with their little wine glasses and tittered. Well, yes, as a matter of fact, within a day or two, there will be a big ****** sign in my yard. Take THAT!
It is amazing the assumptions that people make. People frequently think that because I am a fun-loving person, and laugh a lot - I must also drink a lot. I can tell people that I do not drink, but they still continue to assume that I drink. They also make the assumption that I am a member of a certain political party, and I usually tell them (as nicely that I can) that I am not. And I usually try to twist it in my mind to be a compliment - that they like me and therefore make the projection that I am like them.
(I am not writing here which political party because this blog is a pretty public place where I have identified as an AA member. "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 176 - Tradition 10. )
Let's all stay sober today, OK?