They took Cindy off IV pain meds early this evening. Yes, she experienced severe pain, but it did not slow her down. Without nurse assistance, she got out of bed, stood up with my help for balance only, and sat down. After that, she got back up, and returned to bed with minimal assistance. While the pain level was about a "10", she would not quit until she achieved her goal. I found this to be amazing.
While the IV meds kept her knocked out most of the day, she became more alert during the evening.
Cindy tried to read some of the comments made on the blog site, but she is having difficulties keeping her eyes open. I'm sure she will be more alert tomorrow and will be able to read them tomorrow.
Until then...another update tomorrow.