Thursday, January 6, 2011
A beautiful love story.
The agony of living behind the mask.
My daughter and I love Phantom of the Opera. When the movie came out we spent endless hours watching it over and over and now, finally, we got to see it at the Venetian Hotel. It was very well done! I could watch that production over and over again! The Venetian built a room specifically for this and it was perfect. No expense was spared and it looked every inch the Opera Populaire.
Okay, I'm on Phantom overload!
When I got up this morning I had such high hopes for the day, however, those hopes quickly disappeared. By 10:00 I was in the bath with hot swirling water and I stayed there until noon. I was still walking hunched over like an old lady so I just got in bed and stayed there until 3:00. At three I crawled into the shower and managed to get ready just in time for my daughter to pick me up. She was arriving at 4:30 so I wanted to leave plenty of time because I was moving very, very slowly.
I also took pain medication.
There was no way that I would have disappointed my daughter or myself. We had so looked forward to this evening together. I just knew it was going to be rough.
What a fitting show.
Who's really hiding behind the mask?
She asked how I was doing and I, of course, minimized the pain. I hate to hide but I also hate to see her in distress. Seeing me in pain hurts her as much as it hurts me.
We had a wonderful dinner and I decided the shoes were coming off. I walked through the casino holding my shoes. The doors opened at 6:30 and we found our seats and sat down. The chairs weren't real comfortable but at that point it wouldn't have mattered if it was a tempur-pedic chair. I was in pain and there wasn't a whole lot that I could do about it.
By the time I got home I knew tonight was going to be a bad night. I've already been in the bath, more pain medication and muscle relaxers and it hasn't taken the edge off. I'm in bed with my heating pad watching Phantom again to distract myself but, so far, nothing is working.
Every bone in my body aches.
Deep down bone-chilling pain and aches.
I wish I could go to sleep so I could be out of my misery for awhile.
Where's the baseball bat when you need it?