Day 23 – Sleeping

My current system of pillows

I had a hard time getting to sleep and experimented with Tylenol at 2am-ish instead pain meds.  In hindsight I can’t fully account for why I did that.  I didn’t end up getting much sleep.  I went on a grocery shopping expedition with my mom and came back and took a 2 1/2 hour nap.  That is about the extent of the excitement of my day.

The only consistent discomfort I have is in my sternum.  This makes sense as it was separated into two parts and is now healing back into one part.  I can best describe the current feelings as being like having a large rock in your chest.  Keeping my back and chest straight tends to be the most comfortable position.

On a scale of 1 to 10 the annoyance (different than pain in my mind) is around a 4 or 5.  I suspect what is happening is that more feeling is coming back and so I’m feeling it more.  I can’t say if it is really better or worse feeling than it was 2 weeks ago.  It is different.  I believe when it is done healing it will feel fine.