Friday, February 25, 2005

Recuperate with me --- II

 

Midnight: first day home from hospital

After months of sleeping fitfully, a week of interupted sleep, suddenly, on my first night home sleep five hours straight without moving.  I find it a bit scarey.

I transfer to wheel chair, and head for bathroom.  Later, I wake up, in my chair, about five feet from the bathroom door.  I have no idea how long I slept there.  I almost fall asleep on the toilet.  Transfer back.   I phone the caregiver here at the old folks home and ask him to look in on his hourly rounds. I might be asleep anywhere.

I then decided to make this entry.  The caregiver did check on me and we chatted.

Next: back to bed on the new hospital bed installed in my bedroom. I am still nervous, but only one short coughing spell since I have been up.  Been awake one hour... perhaps time to try to sleep more.

(Well, just one quick look at the journals I have missed this week.)

 

7 comments:

mavarin said...

I'm glad the caregiver is checking on you.  But look, if you've been short on sleep for a long time, and you're now safe at home, and probably on meds, it's probably understandable that your body wants to sleep now.

But read my blog first! (kidding) - Karen

judypearllove said...

I VERY HAPPY YOUR BACK HOME AND FEELING WELL. I'VE BEEN WONDERING WHY YOU HAVEN'T MADE AN ENTRY TO YOUR JOURNAL. NOW I KNOW. YOU ASK THE QUESTION ABOUT JOBS AND IT GAVE ME THE IDEA TO MAKE AN ENTRY IN MY JOURNAL ABOUT WHY I LOVE MY JOB SO COME VISIT AND SEE. I'M SURE YOU ARE SLEEPING SO MUCH BECAUSE OF ALL THE LOST SLEEP YOU HAD RECENTLY. THE FACT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT YOUR JOURNAL IS A GREAT SIGN YOU ARE COMING BACK AROUND TO FEELING GREAT

http://journals.aol.com/judypearllove/MomentsofJudyPearl/

ryanagi said...

I agree with Karen. Sleep. And I love a good hospital bed. When I was gutted like a fish by so-called surgeons, one of those steel craftmatic jobbies damn near saved my life. If it weren't for the ability to jack that thing all the way up and a trapeeze rig for me to grab onto, no way I was getting out of bed without a couple of burly orderlies helping me. Don't over do it! Get loads of rest.

ceschorr said...

hey chuck? how long were you asleep in your chair by the bathroom? your caregiver should know this....
your friend, sara

valphish said...

Oh my dear, Chuck!!  Take good care of yourself!!  Sleep well and be good to yourself!  I slept in a hospital bed for two years.  Hmmm... wasn't too bad.  I am sending you hugs and get well wishes!! Glad you are  home safe!  xox

labdancer51 said...

It`s good that you are sleeping well.  Though in the bed is the best place for it. :-)

Sandra x

ceschorr said...

.