Thursday, May 05, 2011
Yesterday I had a bunch of energy and as I mentioned, snuck out for a couple of errands.
Today I'm feeling kind of fatigued; perhaps because I'm managing the pain solely with oxycodone (self-administered) and haven't been sleeping as well or as regularly.
Still haven't pooped (sorry if that's TMI). I'm increasing both the bran and the sugar free jelly beans, hoping that will help.
So today the Big Outing was when Ron gave me a lift to my PT appointment. It took 2 hours including the assessment, exercise, and electric stim + ice at the end.
We took off my big puffy dressing but decided to leave the external sutures in a little while longer. They itch a little, but look good. We're just not sure the incisions will stay closed by themselves.
I did some basic mobility drills and took home some suggestions for stretching and strength.
I've just been feeling really sleepy a lot today. Getting in all my protein (150g per day) and watching consumption of everything in my tracker.
With the drugs I'm trying to manage on one pill rather than two, and to stagger dosages when I do have two in my system. Ice seems to help a lot with controlling the pain.
OK, I'm getting sleepy again. I think it's time for another nap...
Update: I pooped! I pooped! (so proud of myself... LOL)
Also just burned 463 on the elliptical. I think the elliptical and ice are rapidly becoming my favorite things. They just feel so good...