Wednesday, May 19, 2021

post-breakfast update

Breakfast used to come right at 7 a.m., but lately, it's been coming later and later. Today's was at 7:35 a.m. Makes me wonder when lunch will be. 

A couple updates:

1. The father/daughter duo got moved to another room early yesterday afternoon. They've been replaced by another husband/wife couple. The wife is nice, but the husband (who hasn't yet acknowledged my presence) has bowel problems that force him to go to the bathroom several times an hour when he's awake. 

2. My IV and IV tower disappeared sometime in the night. I have only vague memories of this happening. I'm wearing some sort of remote heart monitor; the monitor itself sits in the front pocket of my ridiculous pajamas, and it's attached to a mess of sensors stuck to my torso. The monitor got put on before the IV tower disappeared. Translation: I have way more freedom of movement. Which is nice. 

3. Blood sugar this morning was the lowest it's been in a while. I've dropped over 160 points since arriving here. If this continues, I won't know what to do with myself. 

4. I'm pretty sure I need a shave. Today, though, I won't be doing anything more than washing my hair and brushing my teeth. 

I have no idea what's in store in terms of tests, etc. Today is the Buddha's birthday, so I'm hoping it'll be fairly quiet. We'll see. 

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: no docs thus far. Just nurses checking my blood sugar and blood pressure. I think they might try a full frontal assault tomorrow. 


Charles said...

Good to hear that things are improving.

Daniel said...

Guessing the disappearance of the IV is a sign you are one step closer to being discharged! The drugs have run their course and now the healing can begin.