Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Broken Leg Saga: Day 3 (after day I stopped keeping track)

I got my pain meds refilled yesterday. I haven't been getting much sleep because my thigh is still numb from the anesthesia block I received right before surgery (which didn't help much, but that's a story for another time). It feels like microscopic pine needles poking the muscle bypassing the 3 levels of skin as well as anything else. Also, at times there are shooting pains and ichyness (medical term) that is impossible to relieve.

During the day, these mild irritations are easily blocked by the never ending stream of distractions I experience, but at night however, when sleep is elusively dodging my capture, these irritants render me borderline psychotic. In my efforts to return to a somewhat regular normal day dwelling human sleep cycle, I refilled my pain rx and took one last night. Holy cow, I slept for damn near 11 hours! That was nice. I miss sleep.