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Tooling along

August 28th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Last night one of my co-workers brought me a big serving of spaghetti with meat sauce from a local restaurant, as well as a pint of specialty ice cream. I didn't eat it all, but I am definitely raking in more calories than I need! Gotta start cutting back to normal levels.

Yesterday while doing my IV, I spilled some of the antibiotic on the floor before I got the line clamped. I am hoping that there is a margin for error, and that I got enough.

I have almost finished "The Help." I also watched "Daniel Deronda" on Netlix -- four episodes -- and I've done several double acrostics. So I am keeping busy with fun things. Doing the minimum on housework. Every day I take a leisurely walk to the garbage bin. There are so many medical supplies that must be tossed every day.

Today my big plan is to wash my hair in the sink. I can't shower, because of my PICC line, or sit in the tub, because of my drain site, but I have been keeping myself decent with spit baths from the sink. Still, I will be glad when I can just soak myself all over.

Yesterday I paid $5 for cat food, which was delivered along with my meal. They tried not to take it, but I insisted.

I have lost about 10 pounds during this ordeal. That, and the upcoming change in season, is prompting me to clean out my closet. I want to get rid of everything that is too big. That would be a good project for today.

3 Responses to “Tooling along”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    I'm glad you're on the mend. It sounds like you have a great support system!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I know what you mean about taking a bath! I was so happy the day I was finally allowed to just soak in the tub. Not to mention the first time I got to shower after surgery. Hang in there. I am glad you've got such great co-workers to help take care of you.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Oooh--a George Eliot fest on Netflix. If you're in the mood for more BritLit, try "North and South"--Mrs Gaskell's look at Victorian differences.

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