First of all, I am in awe and have much deeper respect for those who have gone through OHS. Wow, what a journey this has been.
I am now about 4 weeks out and feeling relatively good. I am walking at least a mile at a time. I am eating normally. I stopped taking any narcotics so the GI issues I was crippled with have subsided.
I have neighbors who are cooking meals for our family a few times a week, which has been a blessing.
I am NOT feeling many palpitations (a few) and am generally thrilled to be healing at this rate.
But, sleeping is another hurdle for me. I am having a really tough time and need to know if I am being unrealistic in my expectations of sleeping through the night or if I need to give it some more time. I had been sleeping in a recliner and then two nights ago graduated to sleeping propped up on pillows in the corner of the couch. It is so hard to get comfortable. I long for the days when I took and Oxy and it made me sleep. Not going back to them, but it was nice to at least get some medicated rest! I am taking a few Iburprofen a day at this point. I take a Melatonin with Ibuprofen at night before bed. It is just so difficult to get comfortable (have I repeated that often enough!?).
Any tips? Anything that worked for others that I am not thinking about? Late night TV is just not my style--I want to be sleeping when the idiots come out at night on TV!
Thanks for your help,