Things are going ok, all things considered. My mouth (from where they took the tissue graft) is hurting a little less each day. The catheter, while being annoying and a bit awkward, is giving me little discomfort (except for those pesky night erections). The biggest consistent soreness comes from sitting and working at my makeshift desk all day – trying to avoid putting direct pressure on the incision site (use your imagination.)
I’ve been working from home since Monday and that’s going fairly well, despite a few limitations, such as only having adobe reader installed on the work laptop instead of the much needed adobe acrobat. Still, I’m putting in more hours than I’m getting paid for, because it’s harder to stop at home, for some reason. I’m working on stopping that.
My biggest consternation, of late, is my inability to get a full night’s sleep. I fall asleep easily enough, but wake up around 1 or 2am and lay there for hours trying to go back to sleep, rarely doing so. For instance, I’ve been awake since 2:30am and at 3:45am, I finally gave up and got up. It’s now 4:21am and I’m watching the embarrassingly awful Batman vs Superman on cable while the puppies sleep soundly on my lap (you know, to rub it in.)
I get my Catheter out April 4th, so I have 13 more glorious days of a tube in my penis and peeing in a bag on my leg. It is not an experience I recommend, but if it corrects the problem it is meant to, it will have all been worth it.
Regardless, I will be celebrating like mad, come April 4th. I’d better start mixing the cosmos now!
Appreciate your health. Not everyone has it so lucky.