Things are pretty much the same around here. This week I've been by myself in the mornings, and done just fine. I do about the same routine--Spence fixes me some breakfast in the morning (usually toast and some pear sauce--today, even a little banana), and then I get on my feeding tube. When I'm tired of that, I take a nap...and then pretty soon Kelsey is home from school. The one thing that we worry a little about is me choking--with my new digestion "aparatus" (basically my new stomach and intestines), I need to be careful that I can swallow...and that I don't throw anything up. I have actually done very well that way...and am able to keep everything down. What a blessing that is! Tonight it was meat loaf, corn and a roll--and I ate quite a bit of all that. I think that Spence enjoys watching me eat more than anything! He hated it when I couldn't keep anything down, and just had to sit at the table. He is a great fan and supporter, and I appreciate him a lot.
I am still sleeping on the recliner, but last night I did take a nap in our bed. I have to be propped up quite a bit--again so that I won't aspirate. I got so full on my feeding tube (sometimes I get this bloated feeling), and I didn't feel like eating any real food for dinner. It's times like that when I wish progress could just be continuous, and that there were no setbacks...but I guess that's life. (plus that really wasn't too much of a setback)
Today was cold again (remember this is cold for Phoenix), so Brady took me out on the treadmill and I did a whole 7 minutes. I'm adding a little each time. :) A friend came by today. It always amazes me that I can get winded just by walking someone to our front door or standing for too long. I know that will get better too. :) Have a great Thursday. Love you, Louise