Made it through today without painkillers. Long nap in the middle of the day, some writing before and after. The day has been bright and warm, with only a little wind. Had dinner al fresco in the back garden, my first time outside since getting back from the hospital. I did have to be lifted up and down the back steps. I am still clumsy with crutches though slightly less halting than at first.
Last night I washed my hair and gave myself a sponge bath, and the glow of cleanliness lingers. I'm hoping the exercise I had earlier will keep me from aches and twitches in the night.
ETA: a series of dreams where (the immobilizer having vanished) I walked a few steps without support, only to realise that I'd just buggered my knee and set everything back by months.