A Better Day

25 May

My husband is in a field helping my father-in-law with his tractor a few miles away so I thought I would take the time to tell everyone I had a better day today.

Let me start with last night.  For the first time in my life I fell asleep during a conversation with Kevan.   Next thing I know…I woke up and could hear him snoring in the bedroom and the light in the living room (where I had fallen asleep on the couch) was on.  It was very confusing.  Especially since I was off the GOOD pain meds so not sure why I had a 3 hour nap and still fell asleep so fast on a day I had no meds except Aleve.  Last I knew my husband was talking to me and then I wake up and it was 2 hours later.  It was about 12:30am and I didn’t want to have the light on all night and I can’t maneuver my arms backwards yet because of those darn pectoral muscles…so I pulled myself up and had to walk all the way around the couch to turn it off.  Then, find my way back in the dark.  I was a little irritated.  I laid there for a long time not able to sleep and still in pain.  No position is comfortable.  Darn tissue expanders!  So….I didn’t have a very good night.

First thing I did when I woke up was email the plastic surgeon (Dr. O) and let her know I wanted meds again!  She responded very fast.  She explained how if I stayed on Hydrocodone it can create excess fluid behind the tissue expanders which could cause issues or infection.  But, that I could take Valium.  She believed the Valium would help with the muscle spasms.  It sure did.  I felt good the rest of the day.  I laid out on our (almost) finished deck on one of our zero gravity chairs and watched the birds and just enjoyed being outside.  I was feeling very good….still am.

She also suggested ibuprofen instead of Aleve.  It does seem to be working better.  I just have to make sure I eat with it.

Also, a wonderful thing happened today.  My mother-in-law drove all the way here on her day off to clean my house.  Our house was so bad….it took her the whole day.  I felt awful.  I know it was hard on her and she wasn’t feeling well, but she did it anyway for me.  Thank you Judy.  You are the BEST mother-in-law.  I love you.  God blessed me with great in-laws.  I hope I get to make it up to you someday somehow when you need it too.  Or once I’m well again….I promise to paint another room in your house.  :o)

THANK YOU ALL for your encouragement and prayers yesterday.  It was a hard day.  I woke up late, didn’t read my bible and didn’t pray.  I’m sure that probably contributed to my depression because I didn’t start my day with the One I needed most.  The One that gives me strength.  Today, I made sure that is what I did first…..well…..after I made my coffee.

My best friend sent me 2 verses today that meant a lot to me and encouraged me.  I thought I would share them.  Thank you Julie.  Also, thank you for calling me today.  You live way too far away.  I looked it up.  15 hours!!!  :o(  The verses were:

Psalm: 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm: 57:1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge.  I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
Can you visualize being in the shadow of His wings?  If not….close your eyes.  Oh….what a wonderful vision.  Have mercy on me Lord.  Help me through this tough road.  Day by day….walk with me.  I can’t do it alone.  

2 Responses to “A Better Day”

  1. Julia May 26, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Thanks for sharing the good and the bad! So glad you had a better day, and totally hearing you on not starting the day out with Him! Thanks for sharing those verses too… I needed to read that today!

  2. Mrs. T. May 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Don't feel bad speaking about the pain. It's a real part of your life right now… How kind of your MIL to come and clean your house… a gift to any woman but especially for you at this time.

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