Sunday, July 20, 2008

DAY 53 - Another Day in Paradise

Interesting changes a foot ( a neck or actually a mouth). Throat is getting sorer daily and have been unable to sleep through the night. I still have my voice and can eat satisfactorily (ice cream and Boost shakes 3 x a day). Finally hit 160lbs. which was my goal before the eating thing becomes more difficult. I have my anti-nausea meds going but gagged on a peanut butter shake this am. Peanut butter would be a great additive - but the taste gags me.

I have to sleep more in a reclining position to keep stomach under control. Am waking up between 4 and 5 each day - feel like I have pneumonia - lungs congested with that thick mucus. When I spit it out - it is like wallpaper paste- water won't even wash it away.

I get up and have hot tea to braek it up and try to get an hour back during the day somehow. Someone recommended a Zero Gravity Chair - which certainly ( from a Buck Roger's point of view - and era - for those younger - Star Trek/Enterprise era) sounds much cooler and pro actively adventuresome than it really is. I ordered one on Amazon today and should be here in a few days. It is supposed to be flexible enough to find the sleep position "sweet spot". I will try to get a full night's sleep in that. It folds up and I can keep it under the real bed. Perhaps an expensive "patio" chair when I pop out the other side of this "Journey to the Center of my all new Universe".

Relatives are in town; we went out to lunch today and I couldn't eat much - everything was too spicy ( soup and a spinach salad). However, no weeping - I culled all the whipped cream from everyone's sundaes and that canceled all the spice issues. New "approved" sweet - remember sneaking the can of whipped cream out of the fridge and shooting it into your mouth and getting away with it- when you were a kid? Now I can just do that over dinner. How to make kids jealous- ha. Making a list of pluses to this thing and there surprisingly are quite a few. Fully authorized gorging on whipped cream. There must be more - just none come to mind at the moment.

Song of the Day: SteppenWolf - Magic Carpet Ride

1 comment:

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