Home Sweet Home

December 24, 2012

So I’m a bit more with it now. I’ve adjusted my pain meds so I’m not a fruit loop or queasy all the time. At the hospital they would just give me the oxycodone and a shot for the nausea. Well I don’t have meds for nausea here at home in abundant supply so I’m choosing to go with Tylenol Arthritis and Motrin. So far they are doing a good job of keeping me going. I’m not doing all that much in seriousness though because moving is still quite painful. Walking is easy — but getting up out of a chair or bed and sitting back down again are feats of nature in and of themselves.

Last night was a good meal with Rob and Jason and my mom. You can tell she is relieved that I’m home. I promised her I would be okay. I promised Rob and Jason I would be okay. I’m ok. I don’t know that I thought I’d feel like this at this point in the game but that’s okay. This morning I was like I’d love to sit at my desk today and just type…so here I am…in my office chair at home that has air lift assist which makes getting up and down easier. I’m typing away! I wrote a story and my commentary for the for Jan. 2 issue. Indeed I’m feeling the need to write. It is just how I deal with stress. My stress right now is just not feeling normal and wishing I could do more. I know my limits. I know the cat smudges on the front and side window in the living room will just have to be there for a while but in the back of my head I was trying to think of a way to clean them without bending. I didn’t come up with a solution. Basically if bending is involved it is just not happening. I tried fixing the bed this morning…gave up. Told myself its okay.

Rob is working today and so far Jason and I are ying and yang. The cat took my slipper overnight and put it underneath the kitchen table. Jason came to my rescue when I couldn’t reach it and manged to fish it out with his crutch. In return, I filled his water bottle and he was a happy camper.

It is amazing to sleep in my own bed again. Keep in mind that I haven’t actually slept for an entire night in my own bed in a very long time because of the pain. I would toss and turn and would feel bad about waking Rob up so I slept on the couch for years! It is kind of weird because I ‘m scared of moving at night and all my comfy positions don’t involve being on my back so that is kind of a pain at this point. I am sure once things start to really heal over I can sleep on my side. I will be very thankful for that day too.

Today the pain is a nagging 3 with my pain killer method. I woke up this morning after not taking pills since midnight last night and at 9:45 a.m. I was in tears. I got some food and pills and by 11 a.. I was functional. Even though I’ve stopped taking the oxycodone I still have hiccups. Those still stop me in my tracks. I’ve had them since I woke up from surgery. Any good remedies that I haven’t tried??

I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone for the prayers. Now I just need to do everything on the doctor’s list — including taking it easy and we will be all set. Rob got me a boatload of fruit and yogurt at the store last night which is awesome because it seems to be what I’m most hungry for right now. Jason is happy. The cat is in the front window keeping an eye on everything. I’m got my mental checklist for Santa tonight. I think we are good to go. I can’t wait to see Rob’s face when he opens his big present from me. It will be, as Jason likes to say, “totally epic.”

Merry Christmas everyone.

Bevieboooo

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3 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Carol Worrell Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

  2. Aunt Karen Says:

    Merry Christmas! Beverly, Rob and Jason
    Love,
    Aunt Karen & Uncle Stan

  3. Carol Worrell Says:

    Bev, for your hiccups, have you tried eating a half teaspoon of plain old white sugar from a spoon? sometimes that helps. Eat it slowly but all in less than a minute.


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