Well, I'm home! 🙂
I was discharged yesterday afternoon (Friday) and am just thrilled to be back on my own turf, in my own bed, on my own schedule.
I'm feeling pretty good, and can already say I feel better today than I did yesterday, and I'm moving around better than I was.
I'm still taking my pain meds as soon as I'm allowed (1 Norco every 4 hours) but I'm hoping to taper back to every 6 hours soon… the Prednisone (I'm still on 40 mg a day, but tapering down a week at a time) makes me really antsy, so I'm not sleeping well, which, in an effort to find silver linings, makes the hourly “at least try to pee” requirement easy without having to set an actual alarm!
I set my alarm last night, but never needed it, because I was already awake and would just reset it for the next reminder, which would roll around again, without my needing to be reminded. I'm really hoping for a better nights' sleep tonight, because we had a busy day today!
If you have any questions for me about any of this, the meds, the surgery, whatever, post them in the comments here and I'll do a future post dedicated to answering them… I know from past experience that lots of people have random questions, but don't always know what it's OK to ask. I'm telling you now, I'm pretty much OK with whatever just ask it! You can also email me, at lizzkidney at gmail dot com, although I don't check that daily, so I'll probably see a blog comment sooner!
I'd also like a quick word of thanks to everyone who has donated to help us through this; I'm working on getting thank you emails out to the Paypal folks, but the sheer number of them is overwhelming, so please know how much we appreciate it, and I hope to get my words of thanks to you soon!
Take care, and lots of love as always!