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There's a lesson there somewhere

I felt pretty good yesterday and had my pain meds down to 1 every 6 hours instead of 1-2 every 4 hours. Last night, I piled up pillows under my legs, put pillows on either side of me, and went to sleep in my cocoon. I had taken a pain pill just before laying down, around 9:30, and I think I drifted off around 11:00.

The two possible lessons to be learned are:

1) Don't sleep after abdominal and chest surgery on a very soft bed


2) Don't let the pain meds wear out before you are totally pain free

I get my nightly shot around 9 pm, and all went well. This morning I tried to get up around 9 am for my shot and...no dice! Every time I tried to get up, I couldn't. Can't use my arms, can't use my stomach, can't use my sides. Ummm. I tried for over an hour to get up and finally got out around 11:00. Keep in mind - I also have a cast on one leg!

Maybe I'll remember to keep my pain meds next to the bed again tonight so that doesn't happen!



Feb. 11th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)