|What I feel like - source|
I look more normal at this point and feel as close to normal as I did on the day after surgery. The pain meds, instead of making me feel sleepy, make me feel like I am on crack and I started cleaning up the house, balancing the checkbook and doing all sorts of productive stuff. I also didn't take a single nap! (looking back, it might have been a good idea).
Today was also the day to clean myself up a little. The bath I had attempted looked like it never happened and I think I forgot to brush my teeth the day before. I know, totally gross. I blame the meds again. My sister came over early and helped me wash my hair (yay!) and then I washed the rest of me. A facial mask was in order as my skin was starting to feel like leather and I did a sinus rinse and got all sorts of yummy stuff out of my nose. I was a brand new woman.
|Clean hair, clean face = happy girl|
(I've tried to smile - it doesn't work yet!)
I then proceeded to have the worst night of sleep ever. The roof of my mouth was on fire again! I just laid in bed wondering how the heck I was going to sleep and it occurred to me that maybe the roof of my mouth was irritated from getting so dry. That would explain why it was burning after surgery because under general anesthesia you aren't wetting your mouth. It just slightly hangs open and air circulates about and it dries out.
Racking my brain, I laid in bed almost in tears at how tired I was. It then occurred to me I had some Tiger Balm and I thought it would be ok to put in my mouth. It doesn't really taste like much so I coated the roof of my mouth with it and I think I got a couple of hours of sleep.