I was without much pain until yesterday afternoon. I didn’t even take a pain pill until 3 p.m. Maybe that was a mistake. And then the Hydrocodone seemed to keep me awake last night.
However I woke up again at 3:10 a.m., and I was allowed to take another pill at 3 a.m. So I know it takes the edge off.
The dogs are doing great. They are just staying back here on the bed with me.
I’ve been able to take two baths. However I can’t get down on the floor now to do my stretching exercises, which are obviously vital to how my back feels.
I have a way I bathed after the first surgery. It meant sitting on the side of the tub and putting my hands behind me on the tub edge to ease myself down. I have the handheld sprayer already down in the tub ready when I am.
And once I’m comfortable, I will turn the water on and fill the tub and sit a spell. The handheld is great to wash my hair. My feet are not in the tub. and I rest the boot, which I have to wear 24 hours a day, on a little black bench.
Charlie is sitting at the end of the bed looking outside. No doubt hoping to spot a bird or cat or squirrel. A bird is an “eh”, but a cat or squirrel sends him into conniptions.
He is shaking and his ears are pointed straight up, so I know something is out and about on the patio.
Abi rarely leaves my side.
That’s the news here for now. I’ve called the doctor’s office to see if they want me to make any changes.
I’m surprised that the pain pill does not make me sleep, but seems to keep me awake. Perhaps they will have another option.
It is sunny outside and I can see the tree branches shift in the slight breeze. We haven’t experienced any real cold weather here yet.