Today is day two of being at home. Paul has taken up residency on the air mattress and brings me my meds around the clock. The last two nights I was awake when he brought them to me. Funny how the body knows when it is time for pain killers. Pain killers, antibiotics, muscle relaxers, vitamins. In one sitting, I will take up to 9 pills. But they work and I’m not complaining.
The home health care nurse paid us a visit this morning to change the dressings and the bandages around the drainage tubes. I only have two tubes and they look great. This is good news for me because the color is getting lighter and the output is less so I may be able to ditch the drains by my dr. appt. on Wed and/or Thurs. I have also taken myself off the hydro-codone because I have developed a rash. We thought this may happen but it was better than the alternative the first few days of surgery because I needed my rest.
I was more tired today than yesterday and took a few more naps. I am overwhelmed by the people who have offered to help. While the nurse was here, my neighbor Amy mowed our yard. It brought tears to my eyes as Amy and I haven’t talked much due to our schedules but were bunko buddies a few years ago. This was truly a gift for Paul today. Another friend stopped by with sweet breads, cookie dough for the freezer – to make later and other treats. Someone left a surprise in my door the day before surgery that included a People magazine, fun noise making button and treats. Thank you !
My parents have made great meals and this has allowed me to focus on getting better and rest. And now, it’s medication time again.