Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Two steps forward, one step back...

I knew from previous surgeries that the recovery is never a linear experience. In a perfect world, we would get better in tiny little increments, with no regression. The reality is, sometimes we feel better, but sometimes things get worse. I say this not because things have taken a drastic turn downhill, but rather I am feeling more pain and fatigue today than I would have expected. The reason seems simple.

Yesterday, I felt so good that I reduced the amount of pain medication I was taking. That worked out fine while I was sitting at my desk working. It was less fine when I decided to take a shower and then cook dinner. Both activities, as non-strenuous as they are, really kicked my ass. I seemed to have aggravated my condition, so today I have a bit more pain. Oh well, just have to take more drugs!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...showering and cooking kicking your ass...guess I couldn't talk you into putting NY license plates on my car. You should've been at Madalin's tonight! Grilled baby octopus salad with two glasses of wine...mmm mmm mmm.

adegiulio said...

Just bring the car by the house Blondie. I'm sure I can muster up the energy for you.