I'd fasted after midnight (actually after 8pm, I wish I'd remembered earlier that I planned to do labs today) and the pain kept me awake. If I took the codeine, I would have slept all day and lost the benefit of the fasting. The twisting of cables made skin breaks on my right thumb and index finger, so the tips of those fingers have bright purple vet wrap on them. I finally got up at 9am and started running errands. What had originally been the lab and PetSmart extended to Radioshack (four-way splitter -- no three-way -- the clerk asked if I was just connecting my VCR to my TV and I thought a moment and said "trust me, I need this") then taking accummulated cardboard to recycling, then labs and PetSmart. A brief trip back to Circuit City to return something and I was so sleepy and had so much pain -- walking and standing -- that I knew if I came home I'd be in the recliner and not eat. I went sort of next door to Friday's and had a Cobb Salad and then came home at 1:20pm. By 1:30pm, I was in the recliner with the cats. I woke up at 6pm.
I'm not going out tomorrow so I'll swap the four-way splitter in tomorrow. I'm doing pretty well at using the remote without the directions, but I'll keep them by the recliner for a few more days.
Ah, my lipid panel just came back -- everything is where it's supposed to be except I'm still 6 points high on triglycerides. Not too bad.