I have this app on my iPhone, Word of the Day, and I get some of my FOWC With Fandango Daily prompts from that app. Yesterday’s word was “Torpor,” a word I’d never heard of.

Torpor is a noun meaning “the state of not being active and having no energy or enthusiasm.”

And even though the word is new to me, its meaning — and the feeling — is not. It pretty much describes my frame of mind since I busted my hip three weeks ago.

I’m inactive because my ability to be active has been significantly hindered. I spend my days slowly walking around my house using my walker because I can’t walk at all without it. I’m doing my assigned physical and occupational therapy exercises, eating, and napping. And yet, that is taking a lot out of me.

I can’t say I’ve lost my enthusiasm for blogging, but I have lost the energy it takes to keep up the pace I was at before my hip fracture, to participate in all of the daily and most of the weekly prompts I used to. And until I can get through this torpor phase I’m stuck in, I just don’t have the energy to read your posts, either.

I’m really sorry about that.

14 thoughts on “Torpor

  1. Sadje February 6, 2023 / 3:33 am

    I’ve heard of this word before, but I don’t remember in what context. Don’t be sorry, take your time healing

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  2. donmatthewspoetry February 6, 2023 / 4:16 am

    Fan has gotta problem
    Feeling fulla torpor
    Can’t run or play or walk the dog
    Has to use a walker

    I knew torpor……


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    • Fandango February 6, 2023 / 8:47 am

      I’m also feeling too poor.


      • donmatthewspoetry February 6, 2023 / 2:41 pm

        Oh dear…… Nice to see you back looking at my drivvel again

        Fan is feeling awful
        Fan is feeling poor
        Fan is feeling shithouse
        Life is now a bore

        That should brighten you up……

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  3. Lauren February 6, 2023 / 5:13 am

    The word is new to me. Sadly, the feeling is often my current state too. Please don’t apologize for taking care of yourself.

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  4. Lou Carreras February 6, 2023 / 6:00 am

    I admit to having a spell like this in August and September after my hip. It was just so frustrating needing to do things and not being able to do them. I truly appreciate where you are at. Taking time to rest and heal is all well and good. but for those of us who are continuously engaged it’s torture being torpid.

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    • Fandango February 6, 2023 / 8:52 am

      I am sure that anyone who has fractured a hip and has had hip replacement surgery has felt this way. It is, indeed, frustrating to either not be able to do what I previously took for granted or for it to take way longer to do those things. I know this shall pass as my recuperation progresses, but yes, in the meantime, it is torture. Thanks for your expression of empathy, Lou.

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    • Fandango February 6, 2023 / 8:54 am

      Never tried the latter, not happy about the former.

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  5. Nope, Not Pam February 6, 2023 / 11:13 am

    Just look after yourself, that’s what’s important

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  6. leigha66 February 7, 2023 / 2:00 am

    Take care of yourself. I have had a few torpor days myself. Being awake still at 4 am after a day of pool exercise will probably create one in the morning too.

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