Health update – spirits are up

21 Apr

My physical capacity is back in a gradual (rather than last week’s rapid) decline. I can still shower myself, if I take care of it quickly. I have several diagnostic tests and doctor visits scheduled in the next three days. I start each day with a mild tranquilizer, which helps. As often as not, that’s enough for the day. I’m sleeping long nights, plus naps. Minimal pain. My therapist has suggested he’s willing to make house calls — I’m sure I’ll take him up on within the next couple of weeks.

But all that said, my spirits are up the last couple of days. My ER visit wasn’t intended as a cry for attention, but it seems to have worked as one. It’s accelerating the tests needed and specialists seen.

Jalan is going to be in the room with me for the internist tomorrow. She has a better sense than I do of what the progression is, and has some medical background to know which questions to ask.

I can’t do much other than move between bed, recliner, and bathroom, but we’re catching up on TV-watching (more than I’ve watched in years) and having lots of good snuggling and talking. And the fear’s been in abeyance.

Could be (and has been) worse. Wonderful social support from all directions helps.



Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Health


4 responses to “Health update – spirits are up

  1. mysticlez218

    April 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

    “good snuggling and talking” This is always a plus! I am so glad that you are in good spirits, you are truly a stronger person than you realize at times. Still sending my thoughts and light.

    • nagadikandang

      April 22, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Thank you, Mystic. My spirits faltered toward the end of the day, but I asked Jalan to let me sleep in bondage, and that helped soothe me. That, and showed my libido is returning!

      (Under ordinary circumstances, I sleep every night in cuffs linked together and often chained to the bed.)

  2. Ferns

    April 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Spirits being up is no small thing. I’m glad to hear it. Wishing you luck with the upcoming tests bringing a diagnosis.


    • nagadikandang

      April 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Thank you, Ferns. It will probably be a few days before there’s any feedback, but seeing the internist may spark some new ideas for concurrent testing for other things.


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