This is where we were a year ago today.
Yesterday was a mix of good and bad. I slept only 2 hours the night before and just didn't know why. I was feeling weak and once I looked into my throat realized why. I now had white sores all over my mouth and on my tongue. Too much steroids. Called the doctor and asked to discontinue but he insisted I continue and sent in an order for some medication for oral thrush at my pharmacy. It's only one pill and should take care of the problem. I only have two more days of antibiotics left to take. I started gargling more with baking soda and salt and this morning the sores are almost all gone. The surgery site still is covered in white but is a lot less so I guess I'm sloughing off the scabs.
Last night I took a whole Xanax and slept all night with of course many visits to the bathroom to pee. Feeling better today. My strength is coming back. I also started eating more than just mashed potatoes and broth. I cooked some rice and gravy with smothered pork chops that I cut into tiny pieces. That tasted soooo good. I was so hungry. I don't think I was getting enough protein. My fault.
I needed more supplies from the store but didn't want to bother my neighbor Evelyn who isn't feeling well, so decided to drive myself. I was feeling weak and shaky but I made it. Then later in the day I had to return to pick up the meds my doctor had called in for the oral thrush. I'm confident that I will be able to drive myself to my next doctor's appointment on the 22nd.
And to top everything off... I cut my grass in my back yard. It was taller than my little Shih Tzus so I had to do it. It was rough as I had to stop and start many times as I was out of breath but I did it.
My friend Pat came by to visit and gave me a nice back rub. He only stayed for a short while but I was glad he came by. My neighbor Carolyn and her dog Prince also stopped by for a visit and we walked out dogs outside for a while.
So that was my day. Day 12.