The Penny

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[Sunday, December 6, 2009]

Getting There

I've rested a lot today, and I feel pretty good... when I'm lying down.

I've settled into a medication regimen: 600 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours, and 5 mg of oxycodone every 2-3 hours. Yup, I gave in and took the oxycodone all day. Seriously, I do not think it helps my pain, but I'm giving it a try. It is still frustrating, because it makes me so dizzy and tired. It kind of makes me feel like a have the flu--that hard-to-pin-down, crappy feeling.

Walking hurts. A lot.

I'm getting better with sitting up. No problems sitting propped up, of course; I mean sitting up on my own. That was really painful yesterday, but today I can do it for probably 15 minutes at a stretch.

I missed a call from my mom while I was taking a nap. I did talk to my dad, though. He was annoyed that his flowers hadn't arrived, when they were supposed to be here yesterday. Maybe because it sleeted and snowed all day yesterday?

Still hoping my bowels start moving again. Seriously, my belly is hilariously bloated and swollen. I'm like a cartoon character. Need to pass gas. I've explained to my stomach that this is really getting unreasonable, but no luck.

Coughing hurts. A whole lot.

But on that note: my swallow is improving. I think. I hope. I need to be able to eat and especially drink without coughing after each swallow.

Katie stayed all day, which was nice. I don't think I will see Katie for a few days, because she has work and evening classes tomorrow and Tuesday.

I want to take a shower! I did wash the betadine off today, very carefully. But I can't take a shower for five days, so not until Wednesday. I think I will have to wash my hair in the sink tomorrow, though, because it's starting to nastify. I'll probably have to enlist Laynie's help with that. Good old Laynie.

Tomorrow I really want to call my good friend Jennie.


Laynie | December 7, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Geez.. You're lucky that I'll do anything for you..

Annie | December 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM

True business.

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