I slept solidly from arond 9:30 to 5am-ish. I also was sleeping much more flat than normal which was nice. I.e. fewer pillows. I took a pain pill. But I still felt tired. I imagine I hadn’t slept well enough the previous couple of days. After breakfast I took a 90 minute nap till around noon and felt better.
My Girlfriend and I went to lunch at Mesa Mercado in Carmichael and it was very good, she enjoyed it. Then we went back to my moms. I was feeling still very tired and checked my temperature and I was at 99.5 which is high for me. The surgeon instructions are to call in if I get a fever about 100.5 though I’m very far past any time of worry about infection related to surgery. I took some tylenol and sat and rested. We watched a couple of shows.
My Girlfriend cooked dinner for us since I wasn’t really capable of cooking. My fever went down and I felt a little better. I decided to try to sleep without pain pills tonight. Whatever discomfort I feel in my chest isn’t bad and if I keep my back straight it is ok.
I’ll probably have a hard time sleeping but I want to get away from prescription opioids. There are some annoying side effects. And not really any of the fun that you see glamorized in tv and film.