|Botanical Gardens - Montreal 2013|
I suppose I put in a somewhat restful night and only woke up a few times. It just happened that when I woke up it coincided with the times I was scheduled to take pain relief pills so that worked out quite well. My incisions hurt quite a bit during the night when I would try to roll over in my sleep and then I would be pulled awake by the pain. It didn’t take long to fall back into sleep though. I woke up craving healthy foods. My body was trying to heal itself so this was a good sign. I pretty much ate salad and fruits those first few days home. I was also trying to remember to do my exercises that were recommended and I was finally able to have a “bath” and take off those horrible support stockings for circulation that they put on me at the hospital! I must say that my legs felt great after removing the support hose. It was really quite liberating!
I was also finally able to get dressed in something other than pjs. Afterwards, Mike, Bailey and I went for a walk around the block. Man did that feel good! It was such a gorgeous day with plenty of sun and temperatures above zero for the first time in a long time. You could feel that spring fever hitting you. We took it slow and did one circle around the block before coming back home to take some pills and rest for the afternoon. I expected to feel so much worse than what I did. I thought that I would be in extreme pain and flat on my back for several days. So this was much better than I had anticipated and I prayed that things were healing as they should be.
|Sheila, Dad & Me - Fall 2008|
As for me, I continued to sleep fairly well at night and took my pills regularly. The drains were a pain and were pretty gross to look at. I spent my time hiding under long sweatshirts as best as I could and I really did not feel overly comfortable to leave the house. However, one day I ventured out on a big outing with my Dad and the kids for a coffee and a muffin. I dressed in a way that would hide the drains because they were just incredibly gross.
Handle With Care - The Traveling Wilburys