Thank you, Molly for the encouragement.
I feel sad tonight. Even though my pain is way way down, I noticed I was walking with my usual speed and swagger during bear bait's daily, I am still overly annoyed simply by the presence of pain. I think that in my 47 years I have had more than my fair share of physical pain. That last gall bladder attack took it to a new level though. In the hospital they like you to rate your pain on a scale of one to ten. I have a new reality for my ten. I'm still a little in awe of how much that hurt. Also, I'm still shaking my head in disbelief over how that pain and the fear I felt because of it reduced me to one of those crazy screaming ranting patients.
I wish I could believe that I would wake up tomorrow with no pain at all.
I finally (first time since I've been back from utopia) got my camera out and attempted to take some photos. Unfortunately the sky clouded over with thick black clouds and thunder began to rumble and I had to make a dash to the car and back to the house. But I am happy that I dusted the camera off, out the camera to my face and did what I do! Maybe this week I will explore some spots that have captured my attention. Last week it hurt too much to pick the camera up. My camera is seriously heavy. I'm good now. I gotta get my photo groove back.
When the surgeon told the husband after my surgery that everything went well he mentioned that I might have more energy now. I'm ready for that more energy. I didn't take a mid mornng nap today for the first time since the surgery. I felt it too. I'm considering becoming dependent on coffee. I have known women who were coffee addicts. They were very productive. I read somewhere that an intolerance to caffeinated beverages is one of the possible side effects to losing your gall bladder. I better not have that side effect. I don't drink coffee often but when I do it is because I need it. I like to stop by the bucks before road trips. Though with utopia being only an hour away from me now I don't really take too many road trips anymore.