Monday, February 7, 2011

Recovering

The best thing about laying in a recliner all day is that I get to be waited on hand and foot. Anything I need, Brad is more than willing to bring me. I really could get used to this.

The worst thing about laying in a recliner all day is that I hate it. I can't sit down in it without help, I can't get up without help. I can't turn or move, I have to sleep in the same position all night and my butt gets sore from laying on it the same way.

It's very humbling to be this useless. This is the first time in my adult life that I am so dependent on another person.

Last night was the first night that I didn't take my medicine through the night. I went 10 hours without pain killers. That's quite an accomplishment for me. I used to take them every 4 hours.

Really looking forward to getting the drains out. I wonder what that will feel like? I hate feeling them inside me as I move or breathe. They don't hurt, but they are there. I can feel them.

In the meantime, I'm thinking of getting a little bell to have at my recliner side. I think it would go nicely in beckoning Brad.

6 comments:

tweetey30 said...

I am glad to hear and see everything went well other wise. I was going to suggest that you get some of those egg carton padding.they look like egg carton padding until you can sleep in the bed again.. It will help with the butt situation.. Just a suggestion.. Keep us updated of course...

Vancouver Voyeur said...

I would not recommend a bell, you don't want to irritate the poor guy. Glad you're recovering though. Hey, if you've got nothing else to do, ;-), send me your e-mail address and I'll send you the links to all the blog posts where we re-did rooms in our house this past year. The before and after shots are amazing!

Knock knock - it's cancer! said...

Tweets - thanks for the tip. I just got a call from the surgeon's office - drains won't come out til Friday... ugh. I guess I better find a way to get more comfortable, it's gonna be 5 more days.

VV - hahha, I won't get a bell. I was just joking :) Poor Brad. He's an amazing partner, let me tell you. Sleeping on the couch beside me the whole time so that I won't be in the living room alone. PS - i posted my email address on your blog ... just delete the comment when you're done.

Sayre said...

I'm no good at being still either. I had to be quiet after my gallbladder came out and it about drove me crazy. The only thing that got me through was puzzles. Lots of jigsaw puzzles and word searches. They didn't require a lot of mental energy, but kept my mind occupied with something other than all the things I couldn't do.

I think if you got a little tinkly bell rather than a clanging one, Brad wouldn't mind. There are times when you might not want to shout!

Sorry you have to wait until Friday, but you've come this far - you can get there. And that foam padding might help a lot. Recliners aren't that comfortable if you can't shift around.

Connie said...

I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. I remember my nights in the recliner ... ohhhh! That was the only place I could sleep. I will try to call you in a couple of days.
Keep up the positive spirit.

tweetey30 said...

hey do me a favor and let me know when you get your gift.. She said she would mail it out on Tuesday. Just let me know where I can give her feed back on it please. and I hope you enjoy it.