I was fairly without pain till 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. Trying to keep my back pacified because I can't get down on the floor now to do my stretching exercises, which are obviously vital to how I feel.
I have this way I bathed after the first surgery where I sit on the side of the tub and put my hands behind me on the tub edge and ease myself down. I have the handheld sprayer already down in the tub.
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 have on 24 hours a day, on the little black bench you probably saw in my bathroom photos over the weekend.
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.
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. Haven't had real cold weather here yet. I enjoy seeing the the leaves and branches spread shadows across the length of the wooden fence and dance about.
And the ornamental grass tops swaying along with them.
I think I might look into getting Muhly grass for next year. I will have to check into how big a container it would need. It is the finest pink mist that you've ever seen and so very lovely. Here is a photo...
I would also love to someday get a Japanese maple tree. There are many species of trees that are fine for containers. Just have to do your research and choose the right ones.
Simple joys, always the best and most plentiful. Hope you have a wonderful day planned.