I'm not coughing as much as I was, except at night. I find it so difficult to get decent sleep because of the coughing, plus the heater cycling on and off. I need to set the thermostat back - the only time I really need it is in the morning. Other times I wrap up in a fleecy throw.
My appetite is a little better, although I still can't eat much, and the shortness of breath really bothers me. I hope I can get up the energy to vacuum today. The dust and even clumps of dog hair are driving me crazy. It seems like the dog hair will be around forever.
I have started trying to read the blogs again but it's difficult to focus after a couple at a time. I doubt I will ever be able to catch up with past blogs I've missed. I certainly appreciate all the lovely comments I've received. I am so fortunate for my family - Steve brought me home from the hospital, after several delays. His car broke down about 5 minutes from the hospital, and he had to call Joe to come over and pick him up to take him back to my house so he could get my car. I told him to just keep my car because I can do without it for a while. Good thing, because I might get so bored I would just get in the car to catch a bit of excitement being out in the traffic again. I should explain that Joe had his two little girls with him and since they have been sick off and on, didn't want to expose them to anything I might still have.
I asked the doctor about being contagious and he said "No". I still want to avoid the grandkids for a while though, for their sakes as well as mine. My immunity is sure to be at a low level.
I also asked the doc about alcohol use while taking the antibiotic. He gave me a long dissertation about how alcohol affects the liver, etc., and then said, "Go home and have a glass of wine." I did and nearly gagged. What is usually delicious to me tasted awful. I haven't had a beer in several weeks but think I'll wait until the antibiotics are gone - hopefully it will taste ok by then. I don't even enjoy my coffee.
This is about as long as I can sit at the computer, so I'll say bye for now.
Parting With Memories:
5 hours ago