Relentless pain - it's been about 30 hours since I woke up from surgery.
To my surprise, RevGal Maggie showed up in town last night and offered to accompany us this am. Since she has faced similar challenges, I said yes.
The first pre-surgery procedure was excruciating. Probably exacerbated by the doctor refusing to let Maggie stay with me. I collapsed sobbing into her arms as soon as the door was open; the doctor merely commented that that degree of pain was highly unusual.
Maggie and The Quiet Husband and our kids stayed with me till I was wheeled off to the OR; good thing, as what little faith I had that things might go well had been completely shattered.
Lotta screaming and crying last night in connection with another procedure. Really scared that nurse!
Anesthesia headache. I can go to the bathroom on my own, but that's about it. I really haven't had the energy to consider the emotional ramifications of what's happened; the physical stuff is taking everything I've got.
My son's assessment: Mom, your resistance to narcotics is becoming legendary.