Day One, post-hospital. Some ups and downs. The power of a long shower and a shave cannot be overstated. I'm trying to pull back on the meds to get real sense of my pain level. And hey, guess what? I still am in a lot of pain. I just don't want to get all hopped up on meds and start pole vaulting with the crutches. Trying to be cautious. And after walking from Montague to Pierrepont and back, I can safely say that it is now time for more pills.