Friday, September 10, 2010
One Week Out
Today is one week from Ben's last surgery, and he has been home for almost 3 days. I think he is slowly getting better. If you ask him, he says his pain stays at the same level most of the time, but I've noticed that he is a lot more active in the afternoon and evening than the morning. He even offered to help me clean up after dinner last night! His pain seems to be at its worst when he wakes up in the morning. I've hesitated to wake him in the middle of the night to give him pain medicine, but maybe we'll try that for a while.
He was excited to watch the NFL opener last night, and the BYU football game on Saturday, so that is a good sign. Also, he doesn't seem embarrassed to show people his scar. Hopefully that will continue when he goes back to school.
Yesterday he got to wash his hair for the first time since AUGUST 31ST! Good thing he keeps it so short normally. I have noticed that he is itching his head a lot less since then.
On Wednesday, Charlotte said to me, "When will Ben start eating a lot, and teasing me? It's too quiet now!" So we are still waiting for the return of teasing, which is the true sign of recovery.