It seems like recovery never takes a nice gradual upward incline, but rather it's more like a roller coaster with a general upward incline. Today was one of the valley days on the roller coaster of recovery. This morning they took out the nasal packing, which was a very painful process. Guess it was nearly unbelievable all that was up there in her head. Shelley's head is now having to adjust to those recently operated areas not being packed tight, and it is a painful process, and the pain got ahead of the pain pills. She wasn't able to force herself to eat much today either.
They've been saying today that she could go home tomorrow, but as difficult as today was, there is a possibility that it might be postponed. It's a three hour trip home, and that in itself is a major undertaking for someone with a sore head! Shelley's good friend Juli is going to come and help out when Shelley does get home, and that will be so, so appreciated.
So, that's the news for today. It's anyone's guess whether tomorrow night will find Shelley in Omaha or in Kearney. As nice as it is to go home, there's a certain security about being in the hospital when you're not feeling well.