Despite an erratic sleep schedule and some mental fuzziness (only a little), I am feeling much better. I really hit a turning point a couple of days ago. Thank goodness! I can sleep in any position, do some moderate housework and take a walk in the garden, as I did this morning.
One of you asked why I wasn’t taking pain meds. Of course I was taking pain meds! They were a great help but didn’t take all the pain away and I didn’t want to be on them 24 hours a day. The good news is that I was able to stop taking them on Thursday and everything is much better. I think that because the surgery is laparoscopic, it seems like it will be a piece of cake. And it might well be, save for the pumping of gas into the abdomen. It’s a necessary evil but the side effects can be quite painful. I heard from several bloggers who had this surgery or some other abdominal laparoscopic surgery and suffered the same kind of pain.
Enough about that. I want to try and focus on the good stuff. Don is going to take me for a drive today because I am definitely suffering from cabin fever. And today is my mom’s 84th birthday.
Happy Birthday, Mom!