I know it’s the same old same old but this is the reality: my colon back-up is stopping my recovery. I am very hungry and today I ate. I ate small amounts throughout the day but at about 4:00 p.m. I ate ALOT. I am paying for it now. I have been paying for it for hours and I will be paying for it for the rest of the night. I couldn’t sleep at all last night (maybe 2 hours or so broken up due to the pain) and I doubt I’ll be sleeping tonight. But tomorrow is a new day and I can’t wait for it. I will get up, eat a good, small breakfast, take my medication, drink my lemonade (I’ve been making lemonade to entice myself to drink more), stay hydrated throughout the day, and not eat any big meals. I have eight hours of torture until I can start my new routine to which I will remain faithful until the medicine is finished because I cannot tolerate another night like this one.
On the brighter side, I am moving forward on a lot of issues related to health and the move and, once they are finalized, I’ll write about them.
I bought two new shirts to accommodate my colostomy bag – polo type shirts that are roomy but not boxy and cover the bag. I got them in petal pink and navy. They are very cute and fit perfectly. I can wear them over capris for a clean, neat look. There’s a bright spot! I also bought scissors to cut hair and they arrived today. I trimmed some face-framing hair so I don’t look so bedraggled. I also sat outside in the sun for a short time and soaked up the rays – that was wonderful – out of the bed and into the sun. I smelled wood chips, listened to the birds, and fell into a blissful state. All good things.
Wish me luck getting a little sleep tonight!!!