Hope everyone enjoyed the lovely fireworks show last night! I watched the storm roll in from my picture window.
Yesterday was pretty good. Honestly, you can tell I'm doing better because I'm starting to get bored! ;) I'm learning to take things slowly even when I feel fine -- that helps my stamina continue throughout the day. I had a few visitors yesterday, which was awesome! Thanks so much for coming!
I've been really tired today -- slept almost all day until 1 pm. Looking back, I was really tired last Monday through Wednesday. I think it's just a factor of where I am on the steroids - I'm slowly tapering off them, so when I decrease the dosage each week, I get very tired. Then, I can't sleep for a few days. It's weird, but at least it's predictable! And only a few more weeks, and Ill be off them for good, hopefully.
I talked to Dr. A today. He continues to be a little stumped about the cause of my pain -- his best guess remains inflammation of the abdominal wall. This will just take a while to clear up - there is not much to do besides treat the pain and inflammation, which they are already doing. He will continue monitoring for and treating infections, and today I'll continue taking oral medication around the clock and try to use the IV pain medicine as little as possible. My pain is well-controlled using these methods. The only difficulty is that I want to go home, of course, and so I need to be able to control the pain without IV meds, so we need a plan for oral medicine that will control the pain. Tomorrow we'll work on that. The healing process is slow, I guess... so I'm just trying to be a patient patient. My mom pointed out that I'd just be lying around at home if I weren't lying around at the hospital, so if I'm comfortable here, I might as well stay. I'm starting to feel a little cooped up, though... but I have plenty of time to plot my great escape from the hospital!
Thanks for your continued prayer and support for me and my family! Please pray that I would trust God and not get anxious or frustrated with still being in the hospital. Also pray that I would be a light for Christ here at the hospital! He is truly good all the time.