re-cu-per-ate Pronunciation[ri-koo-puh-reyt, –kyoo-] 

to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength.

I think this word requires another definition:

to completely lose one’s mind by being confined in a situation that causes time to crawl.

Over a week since my surgery and I’m going to go mental.  I was a bad boy on Friday and pushed my self further than I should have.  Consequently, I’ve spent the last 2 days lying in a recliner and watching TV.  Guess what? – there’s nothing on!!

The incision is not closing up as fast as I’d hoped and I think we’re still dealing with a little bit of the infection.  It’s off to the family doctor this afternoon for confirmation.  For me to sit still would constitute cruel and unusual punishment.  “Resting” for 16 hours a day followed by bad sleep for the remaining 8 is not my idea of fun.

On the other hand, an appendectomy is a hell of a diet plan.  11 pounds and counting!

Thanks to Dictionary.Com for the official definition.