I don't know what AOL does but that is the 2nd time I have lost all my numbers on my counter. Sometimes I am surprised to see the journal still here.
I got different pain medications and it has helped alot. No more itching. I am pretty uncomfortable today. Staying on my back is difficult even propped up. Sore butt. I am used to sleeping on my side. I also am so sleepy. I think I slept 20 hours out of the 24 yesterday. I feel tight and itching with sharp shooting pains in the middle and the sides. I keep accidentally snagging the tube on the left when I am arranging my clothes and that smarts.
I still feel pretty swollen all over especially my legs and my hair needs to be washed. I hadn't given much thought to that before surgery and am not sure how to go about it now. I can't shower and don't know if I could bend over the sink. I should call my hairdresser and see if I could go in for a wash.
So far everything is going well. I am so happy I did all the exercising I have done because I am finding it easy to get out of bed using my abdominal muscles instead of my arms. I am in a little more pain then I was hoping I would be in but that could be due to all the swelling. More tired then I thought I would be but I am over 50. Having had many surgeries in the past I know that this will past fairly soon. Just be patient Julie. Drink my protein chi drinks and relax.
Rick helped me to wash my hair and I feel much better after washing up. I was up for about 3 hours and then slept for another 4. Just can't keep my eyes open. I haven't had anything for pain since this morning and unless it gets really nasty should be fine until tonight. I changed my dressings and that seems to be all I am up to so far. I think I will just relax and read. I am re-reading the House of God which is funny. Thank goodness it doesn't hurt to laugh. I wonder if I could stay awake through a movie. Maybe we should rent one tonight.