Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Feeling much better, my first walk and WOYWW

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!

19 comments:

  1. It sounds like you are being well looked after. Glad to hear you are starting to feel better and I hope you are home again soon.

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  2. Sounds like you've turned a corner and you're on the mend, Shoshi! That's gotta be good news! All those baby steps will build up your strength gradually. Hope you'll be allowed to go home on Friday! I've linked you up at #16. You'll be back WOYWWing in no time you'll see! xx

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  3. Gentle Hugs, glad you can see things improving. BJ#1

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  4. Gentle Hugs, glad you can see things improving. BJ#1

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  5. Happy WOYWW and so glad that you are on the mend. Hope you do get home on Friday. Also glad that your hospital food is excellent - my past experiences have been far from satisfactory (I remember having to get a nurse to go and buy sandwiches for me from the shop when I was in hospital in East London). Ali x #26

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  6. So glad to hear that you are progressing well. Hope you finally 'get out' as predicted and best wishes for further improvements. Happy WOYWW Sarah #25

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  7. I am glad to hear that you had your first walk and feeling better. Please continue to get rest and follow all your caregivers directions, so that you can get to your art studio soon. May the Lord continue to give you strength and courage.

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  8. Hi Shoshi, so good to hear that you are improving. Hopefully you will be well enough to go home soon. I am still having occasional naps, Its surprising, isn't it, how much it takes it out of you? Glad the hospital food is good, so was mine this time, I was quite surprised after my last encounter with it. Sending you love & hugs, Shaz #5 XxXx

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  9. so glad you are making good progress, keep up the good work and you will soon be back at your desk, dx #24

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  10. Oh dear Shoshi, am praying all is slowly healing mending internally and externally, amd UTI takes a long walk away from you ... glad you can see improvement not WOYWWing but trying hard to do some catch up.
    Will miss desks so peeking on a few. It is addictive WOYWW.
    God bless and keep you dear Shoshi and DH too, sending hugs and prayers from Oz.
    Thanks for sharing, in spite of your weakness!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  11. I am SO glad to hear you are doing better! Hope to 'see' you home shortly. Take care of yourself.

    Sharon K #38

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  12. Gosh, Shoshi, I hadn't realised you were in hospital again...take care lovely gal, sending gentle hugs.
    Love,
    LLJ 14 xxx

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  13. keep up the good spirit, and one step by step, happy WOYWW, Vicky #22

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  14. Alaways good to see the pot at the end of the rainbow! I'm glad you like the hospital food - first time I've heard someone say that! I was in the hospital a few years ago, and would have take myself down to the cafeteria to get decent food. Glad you are on the mend! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #40

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  15. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
    Carol N #34

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  16. Hope you'll be allowed home soon, but please take it steady and don't rush things. glad to hear you are improving. Helen #2

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  17. Glad you are seeing progress and every step counts! It sounds like you are in very capable and caring hands. I hope your recovery continues to go well.

    Hugs,
    Kay (41)

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  18. Pleased to hear you are feeling a bit better even if it is slow going, just don't try to rush it. Been a bit under the weather myself so I'm a bit late getting round. Have a great weekend and happy belated woyww, Angela x 17

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  19. Good for you, Shoshi. I'm glad yu are on the mend. I look forward to seeing if you escaped! All the best - EmbroidRage #6 x

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