Oh this is so true. I cannot imagine going through this without Jerry and Sean and Erin.
People ask how my pain level is. Here’s what I’d describe it as (and it’s mostly a garden variety backache…not a big deal, usually) I read somewhere …and I don’t know what the point of the exercise was originally but it fits for me right now….If you give someone a glass of water and ask them to hold it and then ask them if it’s heavy, they’ll most likely say “No, it’s just a little glass of water.” However, if you ask them after an hour if it’s heavy, they might be a little more whiny. And after a day, or two days or three or more…Well you get the point. What is tolerable for a little while, for a day, for even a couple of days, begins to become intolerable. The backache,the pains near the incision…all of them are just fine EXCEPT they’re hanging around too long. So instead of dialing it down on the meds (I mostly had Tylenol in the hospital and gabapentin…a nerve blocker) I’m upping the meds…adding on tramadol which I told them in the hospital was way too much. Besides, frankly, I don’t think any of the meds are touching the stupid backache…heating pad is the best thing for it. But hope springs eternal…I just figure that maybe if I didn’t have the meds it might even be worse!
I’m thinking of checking out the Integrative Medicine Center …They have acupuncture and therapeutic massage. That might help. Don’t think I can lie on my stomach though. I may have to wait on that. I should talk to them.
Other than that, things are fine. The weather is stunning…mid 70s, sunny, breezy…simply gorgeous. Going out for a walk as soon as I finish “eating”. My feeding pump is giving me food at a faster rate so I don’t need to be hooked up 24/7 any more. Good news…can go out without my backpack full of formula and the tube hanging out for all to see.
Sean’s fiancé is coming in tonight. We can’t wait to see her. And Anne comes home tomorrow night. She’s been at the beach on Padre Island all week with her grandkids who are on spring break. They’re been having the time of their lives.
In the meantime, I read, binge on Parenthood (up to Season 5) and write silly self-absorbed blogs. Don’t forget, guys, I said from the very beginning the blogs weren’t for you. They’re my therapy so I get to use them any way I want. And you never, ever have to read them. I’ll never know.