After days of misery, today was the first day since my surgery that I started to feel better. I stopped taking the prescribed opioids and was able to keep food down once again. I even made it out of bed and to the living room. It’s not a far distance, but it felt like an accomplishment. I started to feel human again today—and I am so thankful to have Mama here to watch over me. She cut up this beautiful (though funny-shaped) orange and we had a little giggle!