Day +1

Posted on April 18th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I felt a lot better today. We worked out yesterday that it was the anti-nausea tablets that were making me restless. So I came off those and am now taking a couple of different alternatives. So I slept quite well apart from having to get up about 10 times to whizz out all the hydration from yesterday. My tubes are a bit more comfortable today, but I don’t think they are ever meant to be part of me.

We were back at the hospital first up this morning as my potassium was a little low last blood test. When we got to the hospital, we were able to check yesterday’s bloods and my potassium was fine, so no infusion needed. They just took more blood and let me go. This still took about one-and-a-half hours. I can’t imagine what we would have done if we were still living 50 minutes away. Especially as I will be making these hospital trips daily for the next two weeks at least, and most of them will be whilst yearning for a bathroom or vomit bowl. It would just be too much.

We popped around to catch up with my sisters on the way home which was great- love living so close. Then it was back home to continue the isolation regime. This involves no shoes in the house, washing hands twice in the designated washroom and then just keeping the distance. I have my own bathroom now (I let Elizabeth use it from time to time). Thankfully, I am a bit of a hand-washing guru anyway so I don’t find this new way of life a significant change.

The biggest threat is sickness carried by others or an infection from myself. I would be really keen to get through this without getting sick or an infection. That is my goal. It is a good one to work toward.


guy in the white suit

Comment on April 19th, 2008.

I’m not sure what I want to say. I just want you to know I am with you in a kind of online way. We will remember to pray against infections and those tubes becoming too uncomfortable. Mind you, with the amount of teenagers walking around with body piercing, you could being setting new trends for generation X.

Love to you both. You’re in our minds and prayers.

Judi and Tim

Comment on April 20th, 2008.

Have been thinking about you a lot today and have accessed your site for the first time I really don’t know what to say except that I believe you will get thru this it won’t be easy but you are a very special person and I believe that with the love and care of elizabeth and your family you are going to make it. Hang in there Cameron. We look forward to seeing you again soon. love to you both.

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