Saturday, June 13, 2009
Pain, frat boys, breakfast, and being tumor-free
I'm attached to a morphone dispensing machine with a button I get to press every 10 minutes as needed/desired. Yesterday the pain was so strong that I didn't think the machine worked so they upped me to the maximum allowed dosage. Since it builds up in the blood over time they said to definitely press the button every 10 minutes (doing so more often would not accomplish anything since it'll only dispense what I'm permitted to have, thank goodness). I felt like someone was standing on my chest with steak knives attached to their shoes which would drive deeper with every breath I took. This morning I'm finally feeling much less pain. It doesn't hurt to breathe anymore which is a huge relief. My room overlooks UCLA's fraternity house row. I can't see the frat boys though - what a bummer LOL. Just had breakfast - french toast, eggs, and fruit. I had NO nausea at all from the anaestesia yesterday which was a relief. :) Best of all, from all I can gather thus far, I am tumor-free now. :) Anyone that gives me any news indicating otherwise should hope to be wearing body armor at the time haha.