Continued from entries below
Start of fourth day of recuperation at home.
Am I recuperating? I don’t feel better. Now knee and foot hurts and foot too swollen to put on shoe. Am I urinating enough? Don’t think so. Still have diarrhea. Need solid food. I am not hungry, and have to talk myself into eating. I am weak as a kitten. All I want to do is sit in front of computer and write in journal all day and read comments.
Quiet day yesterday, journaling and watching DVDs. Ate solid food, squash, rice, toast, but where has it gone. Supper was mostly liquid, minestrone of which I ate the broth and ordered more broth. I ate about half of the spinach quiche.
Wend to bed at eleven, had blissful restful sleep until three. Then diarrhea. Needed caregiver to help. Back to bed until four when coughing spell woke me. Then fitful sleep, half in and half out of bed. Body in bed and foot resting on wheel chair. Woke at six with more diarrhea. Called for caregiver, but no one came as soon as needed so I struggled and made it to bathroom by myself in time. Stayed up.
Breakfast. I ate as much solid food as I could, bacon, shredded wheat, cinnamon roll.
Now I sit at computer, stomach growling, tired and a bit discouraged. I thought it was Monday when I woke. I was planning the things I have to do on Monday. When I got to dining room and found it was actually Sunday, my heart sank. Recuperation is going more slowly than I had hoped.