i had a slightly rough transition from bed-ridden bum to camera store slave yesterday. i wasn't in much, if any, pain most of the day but it was tough being awake and standing for so long. i know that sounds kind of absurd but i had already adjusted to sleeping on and off all day for 3 days. that was aided greatly by the painkillers i was prescribed. however, i managed to power on and only left work 45 minutes early. i anticipate that by the time i leave for san francisco on thursday, i'll be almost completely back to normal. well, minus the hole in my mouth.