I'm bitter, and I feel bad about it.
I am tired of well-meaning friends calling and asking me what I am up to. You really want to know? Well, today, I got out of bed, went to the couch, opened my laptop, and have been watching the Casey Anthony trial streaming on the Internet, pretty much non-stop. I have not moved from the couch. I can't tidy up the house, I can't run down to the beach, I can't help the love of my life while he's out sweating do death working in the yard. You may recall that I am recovering from major ankle surgery. It's been 2 months since I have walked, and frankly, I am becoming bitter. I am tired of the rest of the world being able to go on with their lives and not have to worry about swelling and pain and crutches and handicapped parking places and stupid people who disregard someone who is hobbling around on crutches. I am bitter because I am tired of being like this.
I feel bad because I am snapping at those closest to me when I know they mean well. I feel bad because I know they aren't rubbing in their good times to me, they are my friends, and they are sharing life with me, as I've shared life with them. I don't have anything to share with them though, and when I do share, I feel like I am seeking pity about my situation.
Currently, my life is a lot of waiting. I'm waiting for bone to fuse, bone to heal, calcification to take place. I have to sit quietly, stay safe, and do nothing to jeopardize the work that has been done. Waiting has become bitterness. Of course this will pass, I will be back to my old self soon, but for now, I want to be bitter and angry.