I have now been home for 6 days. I didn't ever feel like I was going to come out of the hospital. It seemed like I was doomed to be there forever. Fortunately, that was NOT the case! Sorry I haven't written for a couple of days. Yesterday was a little different than we thought it would be. I had to go to a lab to make sure that the levels are right for my blood. Having the blood clot means I need to be sure that my blood is thin enough, but not too thin. So they needed to do some blood work. We waited 3 hours to finally get in...for a 30-second blood test. It was crazy. Nancy, Spence's sister, kept trying to get some idea of when I would get in. When we first got there, it was going to take 1- 1 1/2 hours, and we felt like we could wait that long...but the time kept stretching out. It was super frustrating. However, we did get to know many of the people there who was also waiting. They cheered when my name was finally called! By the time I got home, it was nearly 1:00, and I was exhausted...so I spent a good part of the rest of the day resting. I get tired so easily!
I am eating some now. Believe me, the food here is a lot more appetizing than the hospital food. In the hospital, it was different colors of jello or pudding--everything was sweet, and they never could be convinced that I didn't drink coffee or tea...no matter how many times we told them. :) The last few mornings I have actually had raisin toast--that has been wonderful. In fact, last night Nancy made us meatballs, and I ate a whole one. However, we did find out that I can't eat quite that much yet...I was full and didn't feel so well when I went to bed. It's all a learning process.
Nights have been a challenge. The first couple went pretty well, but now I need to change positions--get off the wedge I'm sleeping on, and sleep for a while on our recliner. The change of position really seems to help. I am still having some pain in my chest, but usually Tylenol can help relieve that. (I would much rather do that than go to "La La Land" with a bunch of heavier pain medications)
Spence is back to work, but still worries about me from there. It is good for him to get some of his work done--we're working towards normal. We're not there yet, but hopefully we'll improve each day. Thanks for your love and support, Louise