Michaela was released from the Hospital on Friday. She had a rough transition as the pain medication prescribed made her nauseous. Unable to eat or drink, she became dizzy and that cycle made her first day home challenging. Fortunately, she stopped taking the pain med so her nausea is down to a bearable amount and her appetite is returning.
While sleep is still not coming easily, being home is definitely more conducive to rest than being poked and prodded every few hours. Michaela reports being able to sleep much better in her own bed and it appears that the over-the-counter pain + sleep meds are sufficient to help her rest.
The meals are continuing to arrive each evening along. With the reality of recovery setting in, these serve as welcome reminder of the love and support of her community.