I've finally moved beyond the not-being-able-to-sleep phase and have had very good sleep for several evenings without taking a pill. Whew! What a refreshing change to wake up feeling well rested as compared to waking up feeling exhausted.
Some updates on my Forteo friend. She's moved into the front area of my ribs, but that's okay, Forteo has a short-term lease in this dwelling. I don't mind the renovations she's making during her stay. While my pain is at a high level, my spirits remain higher. I am really focusing on what I am able to do as compared to what I'm no longer able to do. My daily walking route is now at 2 miles. My energy levels are highest before 1p. I've noticed I'm "tipping" more to the right when standing or walking. I try to keep Lizzie or Jeremy on my right side as my pillars of strength so I can literally lean on them.
Keep praying for the phone call, "Doreen, we have a new surgery date..." :)