It’s only day 5, but I feel like I should be much farther along in my recovery process than I am. Thus, I broke down miserably this morning, just as dad showed up to visit. It was nice to have a father to cry to for a bit. And then admonish me that I never was patient and that recovery takes time and I’m doing just wonderfully. Love ya dad 🙂
I’m taking antibiotics to prevent infection. Supposed to take them 3 times a day, but they make me queasy and I don’t feel like eating when I take them. Plus my mouth tastes like metal. In order to bypass the nausea, I was prescribed anti-nausea pills that melt on your tongue. I’ve only taken these twice because they cause headaches. Then there’s the pain pills, which seem to help but when dosed with antibiotics too, just wreck havoc on my system. *sigh* Cannot wait to be drug-free (haha)
The pain pills also make me sleepy. So I try to nap whenever I can. It’s been literally impossible to get comfortable though! I can’t sleep on my left side, obviously, as that’s where the surgery was. So I have to lay on my right side. Sometimes the backside is ok for a few moments, but not long enough to sleep. When I try to lay horizontally, all the blood in my body seems to rush to my head and causes it to pound horrendously. Thus, I sleep upright, leaning towards my right, on the living room couch. *BIG SIGH*
I can’t bend over without feeling like my head is going to explode. I have to be really careful not to blow my nose too hard. and I CANNOT SNEEZE. I’m deathly afraid each day that I’ll suddenly sneeze and blow the darn thing right out of my ear.
I’m not supposed to lift anything heavy or put any undue stress on my head/shoulders, so Mat has been patiently waiting on me hand and foot. I must say (again) he’s a total angel and has been so fabulous this entire time. Not to mention all my lovely family members who have come up and sat with me for awhile.
And I’m kinda scared to touch my left ear… it’s all sore and a bit swollen. And half numb. Which I hope is really normal!
I have to remember that it’s not all bad! I am very lucky to have no dizziness or vertigo spells at all.
I’ve seen a lot of movies and caught up on a lot of tv shows.
I have wonderful friends who send flowers.
I have two cats who keep my company all day long.
I get to enjoy scented baths, like this one: a sea salt bath with sea kelp in it.
And, even though they shaved my hair, you really can’t see it much!
close up of stitched area:
So, here is to surviving 3 more days of drugs and dirty hair. And people, you know who you are, thank you for you!