Living Life In A Soap Opera

24 Oct

In Mexico telenovelas (television novels) are quite popular, providing the excitement of rags-to-riches story lines, marrying your long lost sibling, narco kidnappings and medical miracles, to name a few genres. However, as Dos Tortas we do our best to avoid drama in our life, but sometimes the theatrics finds us. Sigh.

Life as a telenovela.

We left our lovely home in Bacalar, Mexico on Wednesday to catch an afternoon flight out of Cancun direct to Austin, Texas. All the signs were good, Lisa saw an illusive toucan on the ride up, which is always a good omen. The rainy dark grey sky broke over Tulum and the sun shone through making the ride much more pleasant. Looking out the plane window as we took off, I saw a beautiful rainbow and we landed in Austin under an enormous orange full moon. Little did I know what was to come.

Not the greatest picture but a dramatic rainbow.

The plan was to get all the pre-op out of the way and relax leading up to Lisa’s spinal fusion on Monday. Ah, the best laid plans.

Hunter’s moon over Austin.

On Thursday I woke with an odd pain in my crotch. It stabbed at me when I walked to perform morning ablutions, how odd. As the day progressed it was clear that the pain was not going away nor would it be ignored, but I tried. By Friday I surmised that I had a stress fracture in my pelvis. I have osteoporosis and this is not my first dog and pony show with broken bones. Miracle of miracles we got in quickly at a local sports medicine clinic. An X-ray confirmed my self-diagnosis. Not one of those times I wanted to be right.

There are not enough curse words in the dictionary for how I felt. The doctor recommended follow-up with an endocrinologist, pain management and rest (about two months to heal). I cannot ignore treatment for my osteoporosis any longer. It seems I am a ticking time bomb.

Thanks to a friend, we have a loaner.

My plans to care for Lisa through her spinal surgery just got more complicated. Good thing we went grocery shopping right off the bat. The friends we are staying with are a great help and it looks like Lisa and I will be sharing a walker. This is NOT how I thought it would go. As with all telenovelas there is always an unexpected plot twist. Stay tuned.

DOS TORTAS

13 Responses to “Living Life In A Soap Opera”

  1. emilys72016 October 24, 2021 at 8:06 am #

    Yipes! Sure do hate to hear that you’ll both be ailing at the same time — but better together than apart. Wishing you all the best in healing and health going forward.

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  2. Kris Blaszcak October 24, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

    Whoa, talk about drama! I am sending you both some healing energy! Take care & good health.

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    • afish25 October 24, 2021 at 3:27 pm #

      Thank you Dear. Hopefully we’ll look back on this in a few months and it will just be a bad dream.

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  3. Karen Hodgens October 24, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m so sorry . . . I didn’t even know that could happen. Sending you and Lisa love and light and good thoughts of healing.

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    • afish25 October 24, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

      Thanks Karen. Yup, bones just break. Who knew?

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  4. LJones October 24, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

    Oh no! wish we were there to help…we will be there in march….sending love xoxox

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    From: the adventures of dos tortas Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 5:30 AM To: Lorrie Jones Subject: [New post] Living Life In A Soap Opera afish25 posted: ” In Mexico telenovelas (television novels) are quite popular, providing the excitement of rags-to-riches story lines, marrying your long lost sibling, narco kidnappings and medical miracles, to name a few genres. However, as Dos Tortas we do our best to a”

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  5. rudeinnewyork October 24, 2021 at 9:34 pm #

    Be careful. Get well.

    I want to meet you in Bacalar

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    • afish25 October 25, 2021 at 8:21 am #

      I would like that. We’ve met a few blog followers.

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  6. Jack Scott October 25, 2021 at 3:10 am #

    Life imitating art? Or is there nothing more dramatic than real life? So sorry. Get well soon – both of you.

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  7. Emilie October 25, 2021 at 6:32 am #

    So very sorry! a hope you’re on the mend. But I know I surely do hope you have an asked for the help you need and that you have received in abundance.

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  8. Nancy Day October 25, 2021 at 11:59 am #

    Mercy, what a complication. I send you both loving healing. May this stay in Austin be one of careful recovery and healing. Love you guys, Nancy💗🍀

    On Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 7:30 AM the adventures of dos tortas wrote:

    > afish25 posted: ” In Mexico telenovelas (television novels) are quite > popular, providing the excitement of rags-to-riches story lines, marrying > your long lost sibling, narco kidnappings and medical miracles, to name a > few genres. However, as Dos Tortas we do our best to a” >

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