Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Couch-bound and Sedated

Of late, I've been spending a lot of my time couch-bound. I lie on my back, my wonderful wife and mother attend to my every need, and I can feel my body getting weak. Tonight I made a pledge to get up everyday and go for a walk so that one day I will be strong enough to go on a trip, wheelchair and cane free. (Though waking up the puppy will break my heart!)

I'm also so over pain killers. My stomach kills, my belly gurgles, I can't poop and when I do it's loose. I can't believe people get hooked on this shit! If only they knew! Maybe I'm doing this wrong.. any suggestions? Today I sent my mom to buy Preparation H.


  1. "Medicinal" marijuana might be fun :)))

  2. The new haircut looks great! If you need help pooping we can send you some delicious Colombian Coffee, that always seems to do the trick!:-)

  3. Isn't Benson just the cutest!

  4. Jeff,

    We've been keeping up with you via your blog, as well as texts/emails with your Mom. Your blog notes indicate a great attitude and incredible courage as you travel on this journey. We know that you will conquer this ugly demon with Autumn and Benson (and the rest of your terrific family!!) at your side. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for your speedy recovery every day. We look forward to reading good things on this blog in the near future.

    All our love, thoughts, and prayers.

    Lynn and Jay (and all the Staubs)

  5. Jeff,

    This blog is a great idea, it reminds me of Harvey Pekar. I just wanted to let you know that we're thinking of you, and it's been too long. (Don't know if you're up for it, but I would be willing to send some Curra's up to you, and I wouldn't even mind trekking down to Austin to get it!)

    Robbie (and Adina)

  6. Jeff you're doing it all wrong... you're supposed to crush them up and then put 'em up your nose! Duh...

  7. I recommend eating a lot of cucuberris, fiber and mexican tap water... I don't garantee that consistency will get better.
    Stay stong amigo!

  8. Make sure you get some Tucks! And take some warm baths if you can, it'll help! Promise ;)

  9. That couch is way too comfy.
    Miss you guys! Kisses to Benson.

  10. Hey
    So it's my first week of layoff and don't know what to do with myself. I feel guilty being couch bound so if you need company I am ridiculously free. And I can hit Costco for industrial supply of prep H on my way over. Give Autum a huge hug for me.

  11. Hi Jeff,

    We miss you and we are thinking of you. Can't wait for you to feel better. Hope to see you soon.

    -Jenn and Carlos