Let me start with last night. For the first time in my life I fell asleep during a conversation with Kevan. Next thing I know...I woke up and could hear him snoring in the bedroom and the light in the living room (where I had fallen asleep on the couch) was on. It was very confusing. Especially since I was off the GOOD pain meds so not sure why I had a 3 hour nap and still fell asleep so fast on a day I had no meds except Aleve. Last I knew my husband was talking to me and then I wake up and it was 2 hours later. It was about 12:30am and I didn't want to have the light on all night and I can't maneuver my arms backwards yet because of those darn pectoral muscles...so I pulled myself up and had to walk all the way around the couch to turn it off. Then, find my way back in the dark. I was a little irritated. I laid there for a long time not able to sleep and still in pain. No position is comfortable. Darn tissue expanders! So....I didn't have a very good night.
First thing I did when I woke up was email the plastic surgeon (Dr. O) and let her know I wanted meds again! She responded very fast. She explained how if I stayed on Hydrocodone it can create excess fluid behind the tissue expanders which could cause issues or infection. But, that I could take Valium. She believed the Valium would help with the muscle spasms. It sure did. I felt good the rest of the day. I laid out on our (almost) finished deck on one of our zero gravity chairs and watched the birds and just enjoyed being outside. I was feeling very good....still am.
She also suggested ibuprofen instead of Aleve. It does seem to be working better. I just have to make sure I eat with it.
Also, a wonderful thing happened today. My mother-in-law drove all the way here on her day off to clean my house. Our house was so bad....it took her the whole day. I felt awful. I know it was hard on her and she wasn't feeling well, but she did it anyway for me. Thank you Judy. You are the BEST mother-in-law. I love you. God blessed me with great in-laws. I hope I get to make it up to you someday somehow when you need it too. Or once I'm well again....I promise to paint another room in your house. :o)
THANK YOU ALL for your encouragement and prayers yesterday. It was a hard day. I woke up late, didn't read my bible and didn't pray. I'm sure that probably contributed to my depression because I didn't start my day with the One I needed most. The One that gives me strength. Today, I made sure that is what I did first.....well.....after I made my coffee.
My best friend sent me 2 verses today that meant a lot to me and encouraged me. I thought I would share them. Thank you Julie. Also, thank you for calling me today. You live way too far away. I looked it up. 15 hours!!! :o( The verses were: