Saturday, 9/25/10: Mom’s Birthday
I know that taking care of me was exactly what my Mom wanted to do for her birthday. Saturday was a little rough, didn’t take to the vicodin so well (that whole taking painkillers on a full stomach is a MUST) and getting use to the drains took some time. But I survived thanks to some Gatorade & Pedialyte. I also received a nice surprise on Saturday, a delivery of flowers from Michael (and Brian).
Sunday, 9/26/10: Dad arrives
Sunday my Mom was going to rent a car & drive to Bayonne to pick my Dad up from their cruise but because I wasn’t event 50% of Saturday we had a car pick him up and bring him back to my apartment. Nothing really special happened on Sunday except Dad made my first real meal; pork chops, wild rice, broccoli & cauliflower.
Monday & Tuesday, 9/27-28/10: It’s a cozy apartment
It’s been very cozy in my tiny apartment. My Dad likes it cold, my Mom likes it warm and I like it just right. But even though it’s my apartment – it’s freezing! Dad is SO paying my Con-Ed bill this month. Sleeping has been difficult since I’m not all drugged up, my back hurts and I can’t stay asleep. I’m ready for when I don’t have to have my chest elevated (Might take an ambien tonight to ensure I at least get 8 hours). Other important notes of progress: I can sit up & walk by myself now. It use to be a dual effort to get up & move around but now I’m doing it all by myself. I might be slow but at least I’m moving. I was officially off the vicodin as of Monday; just have some soreness in my chest (obvious).
Tomorrow I take my big adventure to the Doctor’s office to get my bandages & tubes removed. The tape itches and I’m hating the tubes, so tomorrow can come any sooner. Plus I want to see what they really look like!