Life and recovery are proceeding apace. I have my little pill matrix (what I take when), and have settled into the recliner space at the corner of the living room. We are tracking at least two medical situations still - MRSA associated with my ingrown toenails, and the surgery itself. Bactrim is controlling any infection that might come form the MRSA, and oycodone / ibuprofen are tackling the pain bits. Then there are the drugs that counter the constipatory effect of the oxycodone (senna, miralax, and milk of magnesia, in that order). So far we have only had to escalate to miralax.
My sleep at night is not good. Our beds assume that lying flat (on one's back or side) is an option, but those positions put weird stress in my incision. I am also having nasty dreams from the oxycodone (??), and that makes the nights seem to last forever. I am trying to be a good patient, but the sleep deprivation is hard. My next meeting with my surgeon is on Monday, June 13. And I have a meeting with my oncologist on June 20. I hope to have clarity of mind and spirit by then, but am not sure how that comes to anyone, much less a cancer patient.
In short, all is well enough. Will be "back-to-normal" before we know it. Amen.