I think I slept better. It was certainly different. First I was back to my usual pillows which have me very flat. I also didn’t take a pain pill since if I lay the right way, my chest muscles don’t really bother me. I don’t remember if I slept on my back or side starting out. Sleeping on my side is an amazing novelty at this point anyway.
Around 12:30am I woke up having been in the midst of a pretty annoying hallucinogenic dream. It was something about how since I hadn’t taken a pain pill I needed to clear all of the letters off of this display board and the different letters meant different things. Normally clearing the letters would have been easy but since I had only taken aspirin it was much harder. And the dream wouldn’t stop and I was really tired and couldn’t sleep through it. That was the annoying part.
So I got up for a while and took more aspirin and then was able to sleep pretty soundly for a few hours on my side (my preferred sleeping position prior to surgery). I woke feeling sleepy, but not wiped out like yesterday. I felt much better overall today. I’m not willing to conclude that the strange dream was a reaction to *not* taking my pain pill but it was annoying.
My Girlfriend, Stepdad and I went to brunch. My Mom was waiting for a new appliance delivery. Then some more visiting and then off to the airport again for a longer parting. I came back and after dinner watched instructional videos for a business project management system that looks interesting. (Yes, really, what I do for fun on Sunday evening isn’t like other people…) More about that as I get more into it. I’m planning to keep sleeping with just aspirin or Tylenol as I need it and see how that is going.