Well, I normally do my daily “post-op blog” in the mid-afternoon. However, I’ve noticed a couple of differences in my daily schedule. First off, I’ve been sleeping a lot more for the past three days. The sad part is, I don’t realize that I actually fall asleep until someone tells me that I fell asleep at a certain time. I’m not really sure why I’ve been sleeping so much. It’s probably due to the medicine. The oxycodone and the promethazine both cause drowsiness. So, I’m getting a double-whammy of drowsiness! I take them together because the oxycodone make me nauseous, and the promethazine counteracts the nausea. I literally took three or four naps today… just during [the day alone! Trust me, all of this daytime napping has not whatsoever affected my sleep at night. I still sleep like a baby, with the exception that I wake up during the night. That never happened to me before, unless I was sick. Now, every night, I’ll wake up anywhere from two to five in the morning needing to go pee… I’m talking a STRONG urge. (Not that everyone needed the graphics). Then, I’ll have to take a pain pill because my knee will be in so much pain that it normally brings tears to my eyes. And, believe me, I can endure a decent amount of pain.
I’ve been in a lot of pain lately, nonetheless. I really am not trying to complain or anything. I don’t complain much, unless I have an honest, true reason to. (Technically, my knee constitutes as such). I’ve also been pretty cranky. See, this recovery is pretty hard on my body, as well as my emotions. My family is being really good to help me with all of my needs and such, but sometimes, it’s just downright frustrating. I do know that they are always more than willing to help me, and I deeply appreciate that. However, I have noticed lately that they are possibly getting a little tired of assisting me. I am doing a lot better than I was, but I find it slightly aggravating that I sometimes have to get firm with them to get assistance. I also realize that it’s pretty frustrating on their part to always have to help me out. I know they don’t mind, but they have other things that they’d rather be doing, I’m sure. I am so grateful to have them, though. Not many families would be as sensitive as mine. Trust me, I thank God everyday that I have such magnificent people in my life.
Did I mention that I got a huge nosebleed today? It was the most random thing ever. I thought that I had a runny nose, and when I went to actually blow my nose, I noticed that the paper towel was red. I was like O.o Literally. It’s all better now!
I just want to take a short paragraph to thank EVERYONE who reads my blog. Even if no one reads it, I’m glad that I can calmly talk about my issues, and journalize my recovery online. I think online blogs were one of the best inventions. I’d also like to thank God, as well as my supportive family. They’ve always been there for me when I needed someone. Thank y’all so much!