Thursday, July 07, 2011
I can't endure cake for example. My daughter is a fantastic baker, and this hurts her feelings. It just doesn't taste good.
Sodas I normally love taste so bitter, I thought they'd given me diet soda. Of course it doesn't help if you find yourself passing the green and blue dyes.
That is outright scary!
I find some foods just too intense right now. Chili, a favorite, forget it not happening.
I do handle V-8 juice and chicken soup though. That makes a difference. I feel better with those. And lemon drops to try and calm the coughing.
The worst is I probably need to get a home health aide.
I have been used to walking a lot. It will be nearly winter before I can do that. I will be missing Folklife this year due to my sheer lack of energy. I did not go see the fireworks. I was too weak.
All the same the fact I did walk so much is probably helping me now.
It will take some time but I should recover. It just won't be an overnight bounce-back.
I was in hospital 5 days which for America is a long time. They almost sent me to a nursing home. Thank God that was not needed!
So all things considered I am making decent progress. Thank God!
I also owe my daughter a HUGE thanks for three trips to the ER and for bringing the grandbabies to see me.
And for bringing V-8 juice which the hospital did not have.
I owe the many good nurses and doctors at Regional thanks as well.