Saturday, August 1, 2015
Today and yesterday haven't been so great. I think maybe I overdid it Tuesday and Wednesday. I have just laid around the last couple of days. Jack helped me do some laundry. Friday I decided if I could lie around inside I could lie around at the pool. So I found a bathing suit that would cover the girls and off we went. It wasn't terribly hot, so I didn't do too bad. I'm not supposed to be in the water for at least 2 weeks. By the end of the day yesterday my back was killing me. I don't know if I am tensing up or carrying myself differently or if it could be the weight of the new girls. I hope either it was a one time thing or my body hurries up and gets used to things. I have also been using my essential oils pain cream and I haven't had the nerve pain and muscle cramps since then. I still seem to have a lot of nasal discharge. I'm not sure what causes that, but I had a lot of that right after surgery. They are still REALLY firm and don't really move. I hope that improves and from what I have read, it should. I am supposed to go back to the doctor on Thursday, if I can find a babysitter, so we will see what he says.
Today was another good day. I don't get in much of a hurry in the mornings. Around 11 I took my shower and even felt well enough to do my hair for the first time since the surgery. Not sure that was a great move since it takes a lot of energy to keep your hands above your head for 20 minutes or so, but I did it anyway. Jack, LC, and I went to Kroger, got gas, and I stopped at Subway and got them some lunch. We came back home and I put all the groceries away with the help of Jack. Then the kids and I laid down for a nap. They both went to sleep. I must be getting better because I didn't really sleep all that much. I remembered before surgery that I might need to mention to my doctor that Oxycontin just kind of amps me up instead of relaxing me. This time it was usually paired with a muscle relaxer, so I guess that helped overcome it. I was so sleepy last week when I would take my meds that it wasn't funny.