For documenting purposes, here's a picture of me with the not so fun bandages. Soooo glad to have those off for 2 weeks!
However, I have been tired. I'm embarrassed to say I now snore, and sometimes so loudly I wake myself up! The other foretold side effects that have started kicking in are the bad taste (or maybe changing taste buds is a better explanation). I thought this was starting, but it wasn't till I had a hot chocolate this morning and realized it didn't really taste like chocolate that my suspicions were confirmed. The nurses recommended I eat all that seems appetizing now while it tastes good, so I enjoyed some gelato we had in the fridge (and almost bit my husband's head off when he suggested I take it easy - he's still worried about the nausea they warned us about!). I also had TWO mayorcas today! We've been keeping some frozen in the fridge and it seemed like the perfect occasion! Mayorcas are a Puerto Rican sweet bread, similar to Hawaiian sweet bread, traditionally eaten with powdered sugar on top. They are amazing, and I've spent the better part of 6 months tweaking a bread machine recipe to get the right taste!
What's the second weird side effect? My nails are changing - they seem a little stiffer, more brittle, and they seem to be getting darker. Thankfully my Mom is willing to fix the mani/pedi my sister gave me so I can hide the claws! Apparently they could turn brown, and i would prefer to not even see it!
Last thing I'll say is that I've been looking for ways to have fun with my daughter with all this craziness going on. My husband is looking into getting her a small slide/swing set for the backyard. And what do i do? I got us Little Mermaid wigs! She likes playing with the hats, and while she doesnt seem convinced by the wig, she seems to like it when I sing with it on. ;). I have been rocking my short hair, but I think I could get used to some fun colored wigs!