So it's day 6 of Operation Back Pain. Ha. Little play on words there. I took my first shower today since last Monday morning! Can anyone say Ewwwwww with me?! I of course, had sponged-bathed, and my DiSH had done his best at washing my hair in the kitchen sink even though I wasn't supposed to bend at all. Yeah, picture that. It wasn't pretty! And I was drenched afterwards! But ahhh....clean hair I had. Technically I can take off the bandage today, but I'm a big wimp. My sisternurse came over on Thursday and did change the bandage, saying it looked great, but I'm just not ready to "expose" it yet! I think I over did it a little this morning in the kitchen, trying to wipe down counter tops and the stove, and scrub the sink.....etc. You can see how easy it would be to over do it! So now for the rest of the day, I'm on the couch, and as soon as the DiSH and Girly Girl get back from Walmart, I'm going to go take a nap. I just get so worn out so fast. My pain seems to be lessening though, and it's actually been since Thursday night that I've been off narcotics. Only taking Advil now, and one percocet at bedtime. The other pain pills were just making me so sick. I'm supposed to resume school Tuesday night, but I don't know if I'll go. Not sure I can sit for that long. So anyway, just thought I'd update you on how I'm doing, At Home! Loving all your messages and notes of encouragement! Now if I could just get Little Man to be potty-trained TODAY, I'd be all set!