May 24th, 2001

Back to Work Again

I've finally made it back to the office. I have the feeling it's going to be a tough day. I wasn't able to sleep much last night. I wasn't in pain or anything, I just couldn't stay asleep for some reason. It's probably because I've been sleeping during the day too much lately and my sleep cycle is all messed up. Which means I'll probably be passing out at my desk in about two hours or so.

I'll probably have an easier time if I can go the day without any narcotics. We'll see how that goes. I'm already hurting, but I'm trying to use my cold pack alone to help. Some of my stitches came loose and fell out this morning. They were starting to bug me. I hope the rest fall out soon.

I tried eating solid food last night, but I think that was a mistake. Although it was only pasta, the chewing was not very enjoyable. I'm going to stick to liquids for a couple more days at least. I should have brought some applesauce to work with me.

I Gave In...

I had to take a vicodin. That one extraction is still throbbing and aching. I'm not sure I'm going to make it through the whole work day.

Home Early

After working only 6 1/2 hours I gave in to the pain and came home early. It took two more vicodin to ease my suffering. Today has been the worst recovery day yet. I kind of figured at this point it would be getting better rather than worse. At least I have a long weekend to recooperate. I'm anxious just to get back to work and normal life.