One of the side effects of surgery is needing rest to get well. The first week when my sister was with us I was able to nap at will. Not being able to lay down or get up on my own, my sister was able to help me. Once she left tho, I no longer was able to nap while Michael was gone to work. I snuck in a few naps before and after dinner, but those were a poor comparison of the real thing. Finally I was able to get up and lay down on my own and naptime was once again available to me! O happy day!!! The first day of napping on my own I took a nap during the morning and one in the afternoon and slept a full night sleep to boot!
At any other time in my life, I could never sleep at night and nap during the day. But somehow during the healing process extra sleep is needed, is vital, and is oh so welcome. I am not a napper by choice. Now my mother loves a good, 20 minute nap. Me, not so much. But these last few weeks, I have been loving my naptimes. I look forward to them, I enjoy laying in bed and drifting off and I even enjoy waking up and being refreshed from my daytime slumbers.
I'm not sure how long I'll be needing my naps, but I'm confident when the time comes to give them up I'll know. So how bout you? Are you a napper?
Til next time ....
Happy Slumbering ....
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