Today marks a transition. I’ve been off the narcotic pain meds for over 24 hours, and I’m not feeling any sense of apprehension about movement in my upper body. As far as the plastic surgeon is concerned, my breast flaps have healed (the skin/scars need work, but the flaps themselves are fine). With full motion in my upper body (still wearing an abdominal brace but weaning off that at night too) and no narcotic pain meds (I’m still taking Tylenol and ibuprofen), I’m finally allowed to drive again.
What this also means is that I get to have a glass of wine with dinner – not before driving of course! I have allowed myself the occasional sip of Scott’s wine, but that is it. I so miss being able to drink a glass of wine with dinner (almost as much as I had missed my morning cup of coffee).
So today marks a transition. Driving again and wine with dinner (mental note, put bottle in fridge!) … two big steps today!