By Laurie | December 28, 2008
There is only one day until my triumphant return to the world. I’ll be going back to work tomorrow and will finally have to interact with someone other than my dog and husband. hee. I’m still not feeling 100% by any means and talking is still not easy, but I think it’s time. I haven’t even been on the Internet. I know, the horror!
My throat was feeling better by Wednesday night, so I decided to skip getting up at 4:00 AM for my dose of pain meds. That was a huge mistake. I was in terrible pain on Christmas morning. My nose has been in a constant state of clog since the surgery too. They did something up in my nasal passage that has made it run 24/7. And I thought this procedure was suppose to help me breathe better? I asked D to pick me up some Vicks while he was out, and he also got some nose strips which have been a life saver and help me walk around with some comfort. They are not very attractive looking, but to feel somewhat normal is kind of nice.
On Christmas I baked us some pastries, we played a little Rock Band 2, and we headed out to the movies for a little marathon which was really my first time in the real world since getting out of the hospital. The good thing is that it was dark, and I could still wear my nose strip. LOL We played some games and ate dinner (if you can call it that) at Dave & Busters. I am still not able to eat normally, and honestly have been drinking most of my meals along with lots of water. My taste buds are shot, and nothing tastes normal either. I’m not sure when that is going to change.
That day took a lot out of me, and I slept the entire next day except for when D woke me up every four hours for my medication. I’ve been trying to call my doctor and make the follow-up appointment so that I can get released to work and get further instructions on what I need to do, but that has been a no-go. The actual doctor finally called me back yesterday and said he can’t see me for over a week, but I can’t really wait around that long. So I’m self releasing myself back to work, and will switch to Tylenol every four hours for pain and give that a go. The good news is next week is a short week too due to the New Years holiday.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and all their wishes came true. I hope to be up to being able to be out and about (other than work) and fully normal again in a few more weeks. I’ll keep everyone updated. I also did not do Christmas cards as normal and as intended… there was just too much going on. I love and appreciate all of the ones that were sent to us, and we will be doing a New Years card this year instead. E-mail me your address if you are not already on our list. <3