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July 1, 2011

So, we’ve been back home for a few days now.  It’s been pretty boring.  We’ve watched a lot of Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, Dick Van Dyke, etc.  The first morning I woke up I felt pretty good.  I got up, showered, went to check the mail…and saw I had a flat tire.  Awesome.  I called AAA so they could just put a donut on it until I was able to take it to the shop, but the guy couldn’t get the tire off my car.  He said it was a slow leak, so he put air in it and told us to take it to the tire shop.  Philip drove it and we went and sat in a tire shop for an hour and got it changed.  It was too much for me and I started feeling pretty sick.

Later that day I was feeling good and so I told Philip I wanted to go to the craft store to buy yarn for a blanket I was making.  Again…too much.  So, yesterday Philip told me I wasn’t allowed to leave the house.  And I succeeded.  I did walk to the dumpster to take out trash and get the mail, but that was it.  We’ve had a couple visitors to bring food, which is lovely.

Today I started weening myself off the pain meds by taking a little bit less than normal.  The bottle started to look like it would get empty soon so it seemed like a good idea.  We’ll see how it goes.

The excitement of the surgery and everything has worn off slightly, but I’m still jazzed.  I still feel like I did the right thing, and I’m still really happy my recipient is doing well.  Although, the flat tire and feeling sick all the time, is definitely bringing me back to reality pretty quickly.  But my fiance is still here for the next few days, so I can’t complain too much.  Once he leaves, I’ll complain a lot.  And I’ll get back to what this blog is really about.