Just a quick note to say that I have had very little pain since last night! I talked to Dr. A not too long ago, and he is talking about sending me home tomorrow!! I am really happy. Haha. I was just whining this morning about nothing changing... Maybe God was just waiting for me to be totally surrendered to Him (which is where I should be all the time). Well, He certainly gave me some great encouragement!
I also talked to the pain specialist. He didn't really break any new ground. He thinks that the pain will probably continue to decrease and we should just stay with the current treatment. Since I'm feeling better, I don't really want to mess around with other meds and stuff, so it's just as well.
I was also reminding myself that being here in the hospital a few weeks after surgery isn't so bad. I was really sick when I went in, and also, I'm on steroids, which complicates healing, makes infection more likely, etc. So, this wasn't entirely unexpected.
Please continue to pray that the pain will stay away for good! Pray that the doctors would have wisdom to know what meds I should keep taking at home. Also pray that the taper off the steroids would continue to go well. I still have two more weeks of steroids, and often have trouble with energy, dizziness and emotional stuff even after I've been off of them for a few weeks. That plus recovery from surgery has the potential to make the next month or so pretty rough.
Soon I will need to start communicating with my professors about if my classes are salvageable or not. I will also need to see if Dr. A will actually clear me to go back first... but that's all for tomorrow. So I'm not worrying about it today! ;)
Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement!