Friday, February 25, 2005

Recuperate with me -- IV (continued from elow)

 

Second day at home recuperating from pneumonia-- after lunch

  Had the biggest meal I've had in weeks.  Couple bites of cole slaw, one whole piece of fried fish, potato wedge, stewed tomatoes, lemonade, diabetic ice cream. A veritable feast compared to my fare since I've been sick.  I had learned to live without eating, and now I have to start over. 

   A caregiver applied cortizone ointment to that part of my anatomy that was getting bedsores and needless to say a portion of me that I cannot reach for myself.

   Another caregiver attached a four inch lift to my toilet.  This morning I had to pull the emergency cord to get help to get off the toilet. Now I should be able to manage by myself.  I can't wait until I have to go again.

   I took my scooter outside (in the real air) to take some photographs for my journal.  I toured the inside of our facility checking out the new furniture that arrived while I was in the hospital.  This activity made me cough so I took a hit from my inhaler.

   Then I wrote this entry.  whew.  What a busy afternoon.

   I think I need some of that prescribed bed rest.

 

5 comments:

mavarin said...

Sounds like progress! :) Karen

plieck30 said...

Glad you had a good meal, hope you enjoyed it. Glad you are  in a place where someone can look in on you. Take care, Paula

gypsytrader49 said...

Hang in there Chuck. I've just found your journal and you are my inspiration. I'll be sending you good thoughts.

judypearllove said...

OH THIS IS WONDERFUL YOU HAD A GREAT MEAL. THAT'S A GREAT SIGN OF GETTING BETTER.

labdancer51 said...

I`m so glad you are doing so well.  But you make sure you do rest.  We need you fit and well ! :-)   Sandra x