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Now that’s funny

I’m sitting in my desk chair, clutching a tiny glass of ChocoVine,  quietly toasting myself because I completed our first week of homeschool for this new school year.  With all 3 kids.  Including Jensen.

And no one bled.

I am to be congratulated. And let me pause to offer my sincerest apologies to all of you who have written to me informing me that you, too, are now hooked on ChocoVine.

This has been a particularly difficult week.  And it has had little to do with homeschooling, BECAUSE I AM NOW SUCH A FAN OF MY FATHER’S WORLD curriculum.  But rather, difficult in my inability to get around and dealing with the level of pain caused by my knee.

I really don’t know if I should be still experiencing this much discomfort, and the P.T. is at a loss as well.  As far as the medical team go, they only see improvement because I’ve achieved more flexibility.  On Monday, I could bend my leg to a 108 degree angle.  After a good amount of warm up.  And colorful cursing in my head.

And that’s awesome.  But, ow.  OW OW OW.  Every step is painful.  And with 3 children, there are a lot of steps involved in my day.

I’ve chucked the Celebrex (an anti-inflammatory) because it made me nauseous.  Even scaling back to 200 milligrams.  And I really could not see that it made any difference.  During the day, I’m just relying on Tylenol and Motrin.  But at night?

OXYCODONE.  It is my friend.  I get generally 4 to 6 hours of somewhat restful sleep with little to no pain.  Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but after days and days of little to no pain free sleep, 4 to 6 hours heavenly.

However, Fiddledaddy has begun to express fears that he will have to cart all 3 children to visit me while I’m incarcerated at the Betty Ford Clinic.  And indeed, he has gotten on the internet and TALKED TO PEOPLE about how addictive Oxycodone is.

Now, before anyone goes ballistic on me about drinking my ChocoVine and taking medication, let me reassure you.  My ChocoVine glass is nothing more than a fancy shot glass, so I’m only drinking enough so that I can pretend it’s a full glass of wine.  AND, my Oxycodone clearly states on the bottle that alcohol may intensify the drowsiness aspect of the medication, so DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY.

As long as my T.V. remote does not constitute heavy machinery, I’m golden.

All this to say, I’ve been a little bit down lately.

I’m the first one to turn to humor when I’m depressed, but I haven’t been able to tickle my own funny bone.  And most days, it has just been downright hard to find the humor.

So I’ve had to look elsewhere.  And since there’s really no end in sight to my many issues (pause for overly dramatic affect),   I may need to expand my repertoire.  I’ve nearly exhausted all of the You Tube postings of Carol Burnett and Dean Martin roasts.

Are there any writer’s websites that are a must go-to in times of turmoil and pain? Because humor?  It is the very best medicine.

31 Responses to Now that’s funny

  • What does the doctor say? Maybe a break or cut back in the PT is in order. Sometimes they are overly aggressive. But I suggest you discuss that with the doctor.

  • So sorry to hear about your pain. I personally don’t have any recommendations (my children tend to do an excellent job providing daily comedic relief), but I do know that my best friend would recommend I Love Lucy.

  • Hi DeeDee, I’m so sorry, keeping up the prayers for you. As for humor, every morning possible I check a blog called…”Fiddledeedee”…..
    Hope the doctor can help.

  • Search for Mark Lowry on Youtube. He can make me lol most everytime.
    Praying you find relief soon!

  • Being injured stinks-being injured while dealing wih children-even really good children is torture. Try Brian Regan-he is very funny and very clean.

  • I heard a wonderful Christian comedian named Jeff Allen. He has some stuff on YouTube. Also, Chonda Pierce and Jeanne Robertson are hilarious. I hope you get a laugh.

  • I’m so sorry you’re still in so much pain. That really stinks! My go-to blog when I need a good laugh (besides yours of course) is http://www.thecatherinechronicles.com. She is one funny lady.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  • Aww bummer. Hey maybe you will feel better when you check out my blog and see the blog award I gave you my bloggy friend. 🙂 http://encouragingmom.blogspot.com/

  • Well, try to watch “Achmed the dead terrorist” on youtube I think that would help a little.

  • My dad and brother have trouble with inflammatory issues (I won’t go into their healthy trials). But…my brother has found great success keeping inflammation down by knocking nightshades out of his diet (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, etc.) and adding lots of anti-inflammatory foods like onions, garlic, mint, etc. to a larger extent. He has been able to minimize and/or eliminate a lot of the meds. And, he is looking, in my opinion, much healthier.

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and am not telling you to do this. It’s just an idea that might help you. :>)

  • So sorry you’re down and still not feeling better. I would love to direct you to a funny blog, but yours is the best one out there for GREAT humor! Hope relief comes your way soon.

  • I am sorry you are having a rough time still. I hope things start looking up. You are one of my favorite bloggers whom I go to for humor and a smile for the day, so I appreciate that you look to us for some humor! I have a few suggestions, but you may already have them.
    Any SNL sketches: but I like Debbie Downers and the Tar-jay lady, whom I love.
    I don’t know if you read my blog, but I have some really cute kids 🙂 Hugs and prayers!

    They are both hysterical. And Grizzard wrote a book called “They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat” about his heart surgery. I think Dave Barry has a real funny one about his colonoscopy. Trust me – you will thank me. Oh, and read the BigMama, BooMama, The Pioneer Woman and Kelly’s Korner blogs. They are usually good for a laugh and more. Yours is in that line up too, but I figured you would like a change of scenery!

  • Please please please do not make light of Oxycodone. It is truly a very powerful and addictive drug. Yes, it helps with the pain. But I have first hand experience dealing with someone close to me being addicted to that drug. It is scary. ‘But the dr says it’s ok….he’s prescribed it.’ But it spiraled out of control. And yes, an extended hospital stay was needed to get it back under control.

    Easy for someone to say whose not dealing with the pain you’re in, but please listen to those people who love you and be open to their concerns. There are other pain meds out there that can be effective and are not addictive. I especially worry about this with your subtle hints about feeling down. Please tell your dr this. Again….I only say this because I’ve experienced this with a loved one.

    As for funny??? Dave Barry. Hands down.

  • Hello, Deedee, long-time lurker here, and homeschooling mama to three littles. My favorites for laughing are



    both are totally irreverent. i think you’ll like ’em!

  • We have had several friends/family members experience significant post-op pain, and in each case it was due to infection. One friend had a staph infection for several months before the doctors finally figured it out.

  • This? http://www.27bslash6.com/missy.html

    Happens to be THE FUNNIEST THING I’ve ever read IN MY LIFE. I laughed so hard I thought I cracked a rib due to the soreness I experienced for several days after. If you want something to take your thoughts of the pain in your knee, read this and crack a rib.

    (Warning: There is a picture of a girl flipping the bird on the homepage, so don’t open with small eyes near the computer. Also, much of the rest of the guy’s blog contain foul language and much irreverence, particularly where Christianity is concerned. So I wouldn’t go poking around the sits if you’re easily offended. But the link I gave is a MUST READ.)

  • Two words.
    Tim Hawkins
    ’nuff said.

  • Hmm… I go to your blog!! 🙂

    I am praying for relief from both the pain and the emotional fatigue that constant pain brings on…

  • Go to Youtube and search “Glozell”. She posts new ones frequently.

  • We have recently finished watching Everybody Loves Raymond. The entire 9 years. 🙂 Good for lots of laughs, just make sure the kids are in bed.

    Also, Anita Renfroe is hilarious. Google or youtube her. She’s awesome.

  • Definitely check out Tim Hawkins. Also, google Right Brain Grocery List by Jeanne Robertson. It’s a hoot!

    Hope that your pain goes away soon.

  • Uhhhh, make that LEFT BRAIN grocery list. Oops!

  • Jeanne Robertson is a must – 0n youtube and she has cd’s available. A friend had the for a girls weekend and we laughed until we cried and needed Depends! Having the kids put on a talent show also provides many laughs in my family. Praying for relief from pain and continued success in PT. Keep on blogging..we love the good and the bad! PS. Thanks for featuring Mead’s products – my employer of 22 years!

  • Ron “Tater Salad” White is good for a laugh, and Eddie Izzard is smart funny! Frank Caliendo is good if you like impersonations. Southern Fried Chicks made my cheeks hurt I laughed so much! Sometimes “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (British or American) is good for a giggle.

    Feel better. 🙂

  • Ha! Someone else knows about Lewis Grizzard! He also has a book called something like: “Don’t Bend over in the Garden Grandma, Them Taters Got Eyes . . .”

    The “Thou Shalt Laugh” comedy series on DVD has worked well for us. We got it at our local Christian book store. Chonda Pierce is good, too.

    You’re a smart cookie to know when to ask for a little boost! We’re happy to give it! Keep asking!

  • See if your library has some Brian Regan videos. He can always make me laugh.

  • Praying for you!
    Here are the blogs I go to when I’m having a bad day, in order. Hence, why I am here right now:
    3)awkward family photos

    On tv I watch Brian Reagen, Modern Family and Big Bang Theory. Napoleon Dynamite and High School Musical are awesome feel good movies. And a newbie we just watched was All About Steve. It was laugh out loud funny.

    But as your sister-in-Christ I should be saying, “Read your Bible and pray.” Now if only I could take my own advice…

  • Have you gotten a second, even third opinion, on your knee? I’m concerned because you have been suffering for a long time and these heavy drugs are really bad for you. We love you and only want you to get well!

    • Marcy,
      Because of my very real fear of staying on the strong drugs for too long, I’m now taking nothing stronger than Tylenol and Motrin. And we have been throwing around the idea of going up to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. That will be the next step. I am going to see my Ortho Surgeon around the beginning of August (he’s out of town now). He is suppose to be the very best in the area. But frankly, I’m losing faith that anyone really knows what’s going on with me. The P.T. believes that I may have fluid trapped, which is causing the pain and slow recovery. I’m just moving forward, one small step at a time. 🙂

      Thank you so much for your concern and encouragement!!! I’m hanging tough. (Well, sort of, with a side of whining…)

  • Ok, I read all the comments and nobody mentioned jim Gaffigan? This is his most well-known bit, but his others are good, too. (Not exactly family friendly, but as far as comedians go, he’s not offensive.)

    And this guy, John Pinette, will make you laugh til you cry:
    Love his whole routine.

    Feel better!