There are so many things that I take for granted. My first trip to the grocery store was ridiculous; I was craving watermelon and had devised a plan that involved finding a sympathetic worker at the grocery store and a kind neighbor. Luckily, those cute little melons were available. They don't taste quite as good as your garden variety 15 lb melon, but anything that keeps me from being filleted open again is a good thing. After getting home, instead of scooping up 3-4 bags in each hand, I carried in the grocery bags one at a time. Then I had to take a nap.
I have just enough energy to make simple meals. The silver lining is that this is a wake-up call for me to take better care of myself. Not being able to do the simplest things for myself because of pain has really made me appreciate good health.