Wow- what a long strange week it has been. A whole week since the surgery! That still amazes me. The night before last marked the hardest time so far, resulting in yesterday’s return to the Emergency Room. The pain meds only worked for the first two hours (instead of four) and I couldn’t get rid of my headache for the life of me. While in the ER I was treated with a ‘butt shot’ of Dilaudid, a CT scan, some blood work, and several doses of Percocet (since we were there for most of the day!). Dr Shepard showed up to read the CT and give me the photos of my surgery (now in The Alien set of my flickr site Beware! The images are quite graphic!). The increase in pain was most likely due to the lessening of the steroid dosage I was taking over the past few days. The doctor bumped up the steroids and changed my pain meds to see how that would work. After a rough last night, I still think the pain meds need evaluating.
All in all, the recovery seems to be happening slowly but surely.