Draft written by Shannon, posted by her mom, Gretchen.

I’m incredibly bored. I really want to go back to work, but so far I’m still too sleepy to make it through a full day. However, I think that much of my “fatigue” has been due to being overmedicated with morphine and I’ve been slowly weaning myself off them (with doctor’s OK, of course). I’m really hoping that I can get myself back to a “normal” level soon so that I can go back to work as soon as possible.

Every day is so similar and so sadly uninteresting (since Emmie is in school, and since taking care of her would wear me out too much). Not much happens and My attention span is generally too short to allow me to do things like read, sew or do other hobbies. I do like visitors when I get them, but I usually can’t have more than 1-2 a day or it wears me out to (not that I have visitors every day, so if you want to visit, let me know!).

It’s getting better now that I’ve been weaning myself off the drugs, but it’s still pretty blah. Last night, I outdid myself and managed to stay up until 11 PM watching a movie! I was really proud of myself. Normally, I go to bed at 8:30 or 9 because I’m so bored and sleepy.

I’m so sorry if this post sounds complain-y. I’m so grateful to be alive, I just wish I could do a little more “living” with my life right now. I’m trying to write a bit, and recording voice when I can’t actually write (this post has been written in dribs and drabs over 3 days). I’m eager to get back to something resembling “normal,” especially since this isn’t much of a vacation at all.