Today has been a long day. At 3 am, the nurse came in to take my vitals….and then again at 5 am. At 5, though, she also wanted to get my weight which involves rolling my legs over the side of the bed and standing on a scale. It was at this point that I discovered that I had no support in my right leg. Over the next two hours, my legs progressed to a point where I couldn’t move them, couldn’t even wiggle my toes. I pushed the nurse button on my bed 3 times over the next 45 minutes before someone came to see what was wrong. Then…..I had a whole lot of people in my room. The anesthesiologist came in and turned off my epidural…to get it out of my system. Just about the time when David & Lesley came for a visit, I was at my worst, no longer benefiting from the epidural and feeling like I was on fire, even though my temperature was only 99.6. It wasn’t a hot flash either, those come and go, this lasted for more than an hour. Eventually I got a half dose of the epidural, the anesthesiologist declaring that I was a “cheap date”, AND…I got the tube taken out of my nose!!!! Hooray!!! I feel human again. My sore throat is going away and it’s easier to talk and to swallow. In half an hour, I’ll try to walk again….moving about helps to get the plumbing working again and, once it’s working, I can go home!!