I have not posted in 24 hours in hopes to bring you some better news....I can not say that I am bring bad news but I can say that we are in about the same place we were yesterday.
Today Em and I took a walk. Very short. Only made it about 50 yards before we headed back. When we looked back at how she felt in the hospital (and how we portrayed her progression during that time) it felt the like '6 weeks of bed rest' that we were told was a joke. We were not taking into consideration the little movement and the amount of medications that were helping her cope with how invasive of a procedure that she just endured.
Since we have been back from the hospital, a mere 36 hours, the 6 weeks of bed rest is starting to become more of a reality. I do think that she will be significantly better in a few more days (hopefully be the end of the upcoming weekend) but that significant improvement may mean that she is still dealing with a decent amount of pain and nausea. What concerns me even more is that this drop in meds has been tough but what happens when they continue to ween her off? Are we going to have another period where her pain and nausea increases to an almost unbearable level?
I am not trying to be pessimistic and my outlook is actually positive considering the fact that we are sitting in our bedroom 5 days after she had a brain operation. I think we just needed to readjust our expectations of our new normal for the next few weeks.
Thank you all for you kind words of encouragement. Be it a blog post, voice message, text, or card, Em's gained some strength from them. We have actually re-read a few over the past two days to give her a reminder of the love and support that she has.