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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
Last week I planned to write a weekly update post, but it didn’t happen. I had some overwhelming feelings of malaise, so I decided to take a nap. On Monday morning, I found myself on the floor, disoriented and unable to get up off the floor.
Long story short: 24 hours later, after a friend checked on me, EMTs took me to the hospital, and I was admitted. They did a series of tests, poked and prodded, and eventually I was moved from the ER to a room, where I had a diagnosis. A seriously infected gall bladder that would be too risky to remove right now. They put me on a course of antibiotics, did more tests, and when I started to stabilize, they discharged me until they could schedule surgery. I have several upcoming appointments and a slew of bitter pills to swallow…including the one about needing to find a new place. Meanwhile, I’m staying with my daughter temporarily. She is an excellent cook and well-organized with the meds. She has set up reminders on my phone.
My diet is restricted, of course, but I was allowed a smidgen of coffee this morning. Sigh.
BOOKS READ AND REVIEWED IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS:
What a convoluted journey! Tomorrow we’re heading to my condo with lists, to decide what I can take to the new place and what has to be sold. The weird thing: I have no feeling about that process, except I wanted to be the one to decide. My daughter would have taken over…but then I found my voice. No. I want to decide these things.
I’m learning to ambulate with a walker, but that wasn’t bad…until my knee developed an infection, swelling up to twice its size, making it almost impossible to learn the process. But after icing the knee, taking some pain medication, and patience…I was “on the road again.”
Now I’m trying to resume some of my routines.
NEXT WEEK? I plan to clear out the fridge at the old place and collect the mail. And find the light at the end of the tunnel.
PERSISTENCE IS THE KEY.
Have a great week!!