Friday, September 08, 2006
It's now been 48 hrs since surgery. I naively thought I would feel really good today--that yesterday would be the worst day. Wrong. The real pain from the surgery itself is being realized. Have I mentioned I have a low tolerance for pain? That's probably why we caught the appendicitis so early, but it doesn't make me a very good recovering patient. I'm thankful the doctor sent me home with a prescription for pain pills! This is going to be a much longer recovery process than I anticipated. I'm a lot more tired than I thought I would be. So I'm taking it one day at a time. I do plan to go for some part of rehearsal tomorrow. My mom is planning to go with me (she's also an RN). I hope to make it through at least half of the 5-hr rehearsal. It's a full orchestra rehearsal. But I'll simply go as long as it's comfortable. Thank you to everyone who's called, sent cards, sent flowers, sent food. Derek and I really appreciate it. I hope to see you all very soon. Meanwhile, I'll keep you up-to-date on the recovery process as I'm spending a lot of time with the laptop these days.