I am one week out from surgery and feeling great. This doesn’t mean that I’m going out dancing or doing acrobatics, lol, it means I feel as though I’m having a good recovery and I feel blessed. That fist night after surgery surely is the hardest. The pain is so grueling, the details need not be described, any post surgical patient knows what I’m talking about. I’d had surgery before, as an in-patient, fifty years earlier, and I knew I would tough this first night out, this body having grown and weathered many seasons. After I woke up from surgery, I remember seeing Norman (my husband) and a good lifelong family friend of ours who was keeping him company. I remember speaking with my sister and another good lifelong family friend of ours who was staying with Francine and caring for her. My husband stayed through the evening to see to it that I was comfortable and that I had what I needed, which was mostly apple juice and water. I was heavily medicated. I sent him home to get some rest. How does one find a comfortable position during that first night, so many things have changed, a mattress that keeps pumping and changing position, and leg pumps to help with circulation. My left and right legs feeling so different from the Multiple Sclerosis, and this heightened sensation of numbness and heaviness in my right leg with the changing pressure of the pumping. Nurses taking the time to find what would work, and using pillows, and rolling blankets, bringing extra pillows and blankets, to cushion around my body, head and neck, stomach, waist, back, hips, legs, to help me lean into my side and give me cushioned support, comforting me after the Hysterectomy and with my symptoms from MS. There truly is something very special about those in whose care we are during that time. I am so grateful for the comfort brought to me during all those hours.