I spent another day on bed rest. And this time, I wasn’t cranky with anyone, didn’t chase anyone away, and although irritated, I wasn’t miserable. I wasn’t comfortable either, but I wasn’t miserable or overtly cranky with anyone. The incisions are less painful today, but my headache is more of a pain.
My hope is that two days in a row of bed rest will allow the back area to heal a bit more fully. The constant headache is worse when I am up than lying flat, which is a sign of a spinal fluid leak, so I would prefer the hole seal up on its own.
Actually, I would prefer the headache go away entirely! It has to be a slow leak because the headache isn’t severe. It is just a bit more than an annoyance.
Meanwhile, I have accepted the challenge of figuring out how to grade assignments while I am lying flat!
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