After a bad day yesterday with my ME when I didn't sit out in the chair at all but rested in bed, today I've felt much better and I've been moving around independently in the wheelchair and managing to wash etc without help. The surgical team are pleased with my progress and would be happy for me to go home but I've got to improve my mobilisation before they're willing to let me go. Today two nurses helped me walk for the first time with the frame and I had a slow, short and pretty painful shuffle along the hall with one nurse holding my arm and the other following closely behind with the wheelchair, but I made it back to bed in one piece! I am sure that over the next couple of days things will improve rapidly as my strength returns, and I think I shall probably be ready to go home on Friday, but no definite date has been set yet.
I am in good spirits and very relieved to be feeling so much better at last. I am continuing on antibiotics and my white count is continuing to fall as the UTI is brought under control. My wound has been weeping but they are not worried as there's no sign of infection, and they are dressing it each day. I am eating well on the low residue diet and enjoying the excellent food the hospital provides.
I've had lots of lovely visitors - friends and family, people from church etc. I have very nice room mates. Although I get very tired and need to take naps, I am feeling more able to concentrate on things now although I still find doing lots of emails etc tiring. My hubby is fielding all messages and texting everyone with progress reports.
So the end is in sight!