Apparently, my body decided to shift to the left during the night and I ended up sleeping on the incision side of my head/face for some time. Woke up 3 a.m. feeling pretty lousy. Woke up, walked to bathroom and realized I had a good setback and my face was all swollen again.

DSCN4761Without waking Dave up to get me ice, I kept getting a cold clothe to put on face and was finally able to fall back to sleep for a bit, but still very uncomfortable. Breakfast, drugs, and ice helped ease the pain and discomfort. Short nap and a walk with my cane helped too, but need to make sure I do more ice today. As nine-time aneurysm surgery survivor Lori told me…ice is your friend.

I still have to eat very soft foods due to jaw muscle being so sore from them cutting it, but I think it’s starting to get a bit better. I have to keep reminding myself it hasn’t even been a week since the surgery.

Received a beautiful bouquet of lilies and snapdragons from The Research Team at Johnny’s. Very, very nice and brought a smile to my semi-swollen face.

I am not answering individual emails yet. Just too much reading and writing. ¬†Actually write my one blog entry throughout the day when I’m feeling good. I’m not ignoring people, just easier to communicate via one forum right now.


A couple of people have wanted to know when they can come for a visit. I’m going to respectfully decline any visits this week. Until I get my pain and discomfort regulated you do NOT want to be here during those times and I don’t want you here then either. And I still don’t know what time of day I may feel good. There’s no rush…I’m going to be home for quite a few weeks so let’s just play it by ear after next week. But thank you for wanting to come. I’m just so unpleasant to look at right now! LOL