||[Feb. 3rd, 2008|09:45 pm]
|||||Hmmm, I should put some music on||]|
Overall: doing remarkably well. I had a little bit of a pain breakdown around noon, but mom was still here and helped me through it. Since then, major discovery: if I'm worried I'll be in pain, I should just go to sleep, and then I'll sleep right through it.
This discovery has, however, knocked whatever semblance of a normal sleep schedule I was hanging onto, right off its rocker. As in, I slept from 1:15 pm to 5 and from 5:05 pm to 9 pm today. (Pain meds are at 1, 5, and 9.) If that's the only thing that's out-of-kilter with this whole recovery process, I'm actually doing pretty well, I think.
Pain level: swallowing is unpleasant, but not intolerable, and most of the time if I'm just sitting and doing stuff (such as typing at the computer) I am not aware of any pain.
Mom made me matzo balls before she left! Not sure I'm ready for them yet; the solid-est thing I've eaten thus far is ice cream. But I can really use some carbs, I think (fruit products have been my mainstay up 'till now), so I might heat a couple up and try them in eeeny weeny teeny pieces.
No, I am NOT going to put them in the blender.