My garden is a pleasant place to be and gives me pleasure. I walked around in it as much as I could yesterday because walking is good for healing. But maybe I pushed it too much. Today I hurt. Today I have to stop being impatient.
My post op instructions tell me that I am "likely to experience new incisional pain, as well as pain you noted previous to surgery." I am. I'm not good at rating pain on a scale of 1-10, but I am told to expect a typical range of 4-6 as I heal. I have pain meds - oxyCODONE - but on the 7th day after surgery I am just beginning to get my digestive system working again, so I will not use any opioids. Tylenol is a weak substitute.
These recent photos remind me that one year ago today we were celebrating our big 50-75 bash, with a garden full of friends and family.
In this year of COVID, if I have to throw away some time, this is the year to do it.
It's a good thing that anniversary and birthday were last year.
I can do this. I have before, and no doubt this won't be my last test on ageing.
Be seeing you on the web, where you remain near and dear to me.