Dawna Austin
This will be short, as I'm reaaaaaally tired and it's very late.  I have had some out of town company and unable to write until now.

There isn't much else to note today except I almost see an increase of discomfort in my neck and body core. Also, my hands and feet seem to be burning more (ie electrical type pain).  This could be due to my body's immune response.   The IR said to me that Advil was a good idea after the procedure, especially to keep inflammation down. I tend to stay away from pain meds unless absolutely necessary, so I often forget there are other benefits other than just alleviating pain.  So, after a sleep that wasn't very restful, and a morning filled with discomfort, I decided to be more consistent with the Advil and I must say it has helped quite a bit.  So I am going to try to keep on top of it every 4 hours.  The only problem with that is, the better I feel, the less I will rest.  It's just a problem I have.  I see what needs to be done and I MUST do it.



Let's take snow as an example. I LOVE snow.  For those of you that know me personally, you will know that that is a complete understatement!  One of my favorite things to do in life is to shovel snow. So, imagine my surprise that this morning we woke to a dump of snow covering everything.  I know that I couldn't shovel it, but it was very tempting!  I wasn't even dressed yet and I heard something out side, only to find my husband shoveling the driveway!   He had gotten dressed quickly and gone outside to shovel before I could get the idea to go out and do it myself.  It's just what I do.. I can make bad choices because I think "I can do it".  It's hard to learn to rest, rest and rest more.



Thanks again for all that are helping with meals and even other means of support, prayer, etc.   It means so much to us!