Sunday, February 27, 2005

Recuperate with Me -- VI

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.

Played cards for an hour, grew tired. Home again, journalled, watched TV, IM’d Kate and Sara.

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.

6 comments:

labdancer51 said...

You were very ill and you just need time to recover properly.  Like you say, it`s only the fourth day home.  Sounds as if you are trying too hard.  Take it easy Chuck !   ;-)   Sandra x

judypearllove said...

OK CHUCK YOU ARE DOING VERY WELL FOR THE 4TH DAY. THE FACT YOU THOUGHT IT WAS MONDAY DISAPPOINTED YOU THAT'S ALL. YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING SOMEETHING AND THAT'S THE JOURNAL AND YOUR COMPUTER SO THAT'S A GREAT SIGN. IT'S WHEN YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING THAT YOU ARE IN TROUBLE. KEEP JOURNALING BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU HAPPY. EAT EVEN WHEN YOU'RE NOT HUNGRY JUST EAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND YOU WILL BEGIN TO GET HUNGRY AGAIN. TRY TAKING SOMETHING FOR THE DIARRHEA UNTIL IT STOPS. KEEP LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC IT'S VERY GOOD FOR YOU. YOU HAD TO STRUGGLE TO THE BATHROOM AND THAT IS DIAPPOINTING REMEMBER ALL THROUGH LIFE IT'S ALWAYS DARKEST RIGHT BEFORE THE DAWN. YOU WILL BE BETTER SOON. YOU'RE MAKING PLANS FOR MONDAY AND THAT'S A GREAT SIGN. HANG IN THERE BUDDY YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT ROAD. MUCH LOVE TO YOU AND WELLNESS IS ON THE WAY.  

lacaza3 said...

Ok do I need to come up there and take care of you...I dont care if you arent hungry..EAT!!! WE want you well young man...WE love you
Maybe the antibiotics are giving you diaherrha???
Do you have any family there??
Donna In TEXAS

plieck30 said...

Hang in there, everyone here cares about you. I am just amazed that you care to journal and use your computer. Thats such a good sign to be interested in other people's life. The people I know at our senior center wouldn't touch a computer with a ten foot pole, let alone try to use one. Give it time and take care, Paula

ryanagi said...

"All I want to do is sit in front of computer and write in journal all day and read comments."

Amen to that. I am right there with you. Been sick on and off for three weeks now and in the midst of another relapse. I hear you with the coughing. I have a towel on my chair for those wee little wee accidents from coughing so hard. Ugh.

gypsytrader49 said...

This flu really is a tough one. Hang in there Chuck.