Thursday, December 4, 2014

Less Pain, Less Medication

I feel very good today. I woke up around 4:15AM, ate some oatmeal, went to sleep, and woke up again at 8:15AM. I decided to discontinue my prescription pain meds because they don't seem to be helping. My feet ache, but not nearly as bad as yesterday. I managed to vacuum my living room this morning, take a splash bath, and fuss over dinner preparations. 

My father cleaned up my wheelchair this morning, and I am ready to use it. I'm a bit stir crazy. 

Regarding the use of a wheelchair, my doctor seems that think it OK to get around on crutches. I decided to go against this recommendation and purchase a chair. Thankfully, my father found one for $25.00 at the local thrift store. It will be my new best friend. 

I cannot overemphasize the importance of company during this time. It is quite important to take everyone up on their offer to visit with you. The confinement can drive you crazy.

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