Today, I decided when I woke up to try to not take the pain meds.
When I got out of bed, I noticed immediately that the pain from the incisions was gone. Just gone. I couldn’t believe it! There’s still a sensitivity of course. When I stand up from laying or sitting down, I still feel a bit hovered over. I take it slow to straighten up.
I felt great. It’s the first day, I came downstairs and hung out with the kids while they got ready for school. Chris makes us all breakfast each morning. When they left for school, I got up and poured myself a cup of coffee and then set up camp on the couch. I get sick of sitting in one place all day. As soon as I wake up, I want out of my bed. So, today, it was the couch. By the time Chris got back from dropping the kids off at school, I was falling asleep. I had a good hour nap. I woke up, poured my cold coffee out, and poured a new cup.
I had a friend come over to bring me lunch. So, I showered and got dressed. For the first time, I put a sports bra on, and with no pain or concern. If you’ve ever worn a sports bra, you know that putting them on can be quite the calisthenic task. So, I felt like I’d triumphed some personal goal.
Once my friend got here, I was enjoying our lunch, but found myself wearing down pretty quick. After about an hour and a half she got up to leave and said I looked pale. I was tired. So, I plopped back down on the couch. I’m still needing to rest quite a bit.
My friend picked up the kids from school, and then brought us dinner. Since I’d rested quite a bit before she got there, I was able to move around and visit pretty easily. But once she left, again, I plopped on the couch and rested. The kids seem to be pretty patient with me.
Since I wasn’t in any pain, I went to tuck them in. They were so happy that I could tuck them in, because they knew it meant I was healing. I went ahead and took my pain medicine and the ol stool softener before bed because everything just felt a little stiff and tired.