I've been trying to describe to Dave how this pain medication is making me feel; yesterday I told him that it makes my dreams all weird and vivid. But that didn't really describe it, because I always remember my dreams, and lots of times they are very detailed. But then I woke up in the middle of a bizarre dream about 5AM this morning, where I was performing an Italian aria "Se Tu M'ami" (that's not necessarily the weird part, I really did sing in college, it was one of my favorite performance pieces when I was a vocal major) with TOO MUCH GUM in my mouth. I was literally mouthing the words as I woke up, trying to chomp through the gum! Ok, time to quit the Percocet.
My stepmom is coming to stay with me for a few days this week, she will be here later today. I have so many things I really need to do, between now and Christmas, it is hard to think that I really just need to SIT and let my insides heal for the next couple of weeks. Of course with the Percocet the pain is gone, so that fools me into thinking I can do more than I should. Today I'm just going to stick with the Motrin and get an idea of my real pain level.
I'm just going to enjoy the morning- a cup of coffee, wrapped up in a blanket on the sofa, with a book and the doggies.