Wow! Our new bed arrived today! I feel like a child at Christmas….only difference is I can’t wait until bedtime! Part of healing is being able to have a good night’s sleep. Well our former bed has not been providing that! Being a side sleeper my hips have been paying the price! Between the hips aching and the intense night sweats (thanks to the oophorectomy), it has been a true challenge to get the rest my body needs to heal!
I am past the pain meds that allowed me to sleep. I am now only using Ibuprofen….lightly as needed. I know next week I will need to take it on a regular basis since I will be returning to work…..yes….easing back into it! I will be starting at 4 hours a day. Will listen to the body…..I can supplement from home as needed.
I had sworn up and down that I would never buy another bed! The last one was such a horrendous disappointment. After 15 years though, my hubby was finally able to convince me to get rid of the bed and get a new one.
It was crazy spending time laying on all the beds…testing them! (That was a great outing!!) So amazing the new technologies! And…..of course, we made it a family affair! It was my opportunity to get out of the house! And how better to spend time than to lie down and test out beds! LOL
Now I sit here….we have enjoyed watching Ghost Hunters for the night…..son is in the tub…..I am anxiously watching the clock! LOL
I am looking forward to a solid night’s sleep. My activity level is up during the day. My mind is focused. I am focused on moving forward….of being healthy….of resuming life activities. Yet…most of all…I am looking forward to a solid….long….night’s sleep!