Yesterday was the first day since surgery that I felt like my “old” self. Almost three weeks of constant pain. Very, very difficult. When I had surgery I had no idea that it would take this long. I thought that I had researched enough, but clearly I hadn’t. I guess I thought I would be invulnerable to some of the extreme cases or possible post-op scenarios. That didn’t happen. Yesterday I had very little pain. It felt like I had taken two steps forward. I tried to take it easy but the possibilities were endless. I did write quite a bit but I did gardening, installed our new bathroom faucet (1.5 hours) and that clearly did me in. By night I was feeling overwhelmed. I didn’t want to drink a glass of soda because it irritated me.
This morning I woke up with quite a bit of pain over my temples, on top of the head, and congested with some sneezing. I’m going to try to go slower today. Sinus pressure is painful and common meds won’t alleviate the pain in many cases.