Bad part is I still can't sleep much later than I ever did. I can lay around till maybe 6:30and I MUST get up. Late enough I suppose, especially this time of the year when the sun is up. Coffee is brewing and I'll actually feel like a human soon. Mornings are the best. Like this morning 80 to 90 % of my right hand numbness is gone, with my left being gone about 60 to 70% and just gets better every day (worsens some by late night). My neck really isn't the issue later in the day, rather shoulder & back muscles that attach at the neck. All better with time, and only being 16 days since surgery, I guess I am a walking miracle. The hospital folks all think of me that way already. Usually when the anesthesiologist comes in to speak to you before surgery, he will ask you a lot & tell you a lot. This time when I started to tell him some of my medical stuff, he stopped me right there & said he knew ALL about me and I had a very impressive history of survival against impossible odds. He, my neck surgeon, my pulmonologist, & the surgeon that put my vena cava filter in had been having a pow wow about me, so they all had their ducks in a row for this go-round. I already realized how lucky I had been to survive my clots, but after him telling me this, it really sunk in even further. I already know how fortunate I am, as I have lost 2 old friends in the last 2 weeks. Randy was around 54 and had been battling leukemia for years and it took him about 2 weeks ago. Then a former neighbor, she was about the same age passed 2 days ago after a life of serious diabetes that ended up destroying her heart. I was just out of the hospital & in awful pain when Randy's visitation was held, but I will be able to make Pam's, which I think will be tomorrow. My dear Uncle Gene, Dad's 82yr old brother is in serious condition following a stroke. And worse, he lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, so I can't get down there to see him. He doesn't even always recognize his 3 sons, and can barely speak, but at least not in a coma now. I have 2 sisters with colon cancer, one still battling heavy with it, mostly confined to bed. And my dear friend Brian battling the same now, but whom I know all 3 WILL defeat it, plus many others very sick, some battling dementia & Alzheimer's.
So to those who wonder why I work when I don't have to at the moment......well, I want to enjoy life, even if it hurts a bit.