It’s been a busy day and I’ve spent most of it sitting. After another night of coughing, I emailed my PCP asking for a scrip for cough medicine. The over the counter just doesn’t do anything to stop my cough like phenergan and codeine. I haven’t heard anything back.
Cuz was here on up in the day and she advised me to break one of the pain med caplets in two and take half so that’s what I’ve done. I’ve got to get some good, restful sleep. I’m getting desperate. Even when I was in relatively good shape, I didn’t do well without sleep. Going to bed and coughing for an hour or two and then coughing off and on during the time I’m able to drift off doesn’t get it. I usually sleep, maybe, three hours without coughing and that’s late in the morning.
Cuz brought the shower chair and it’s a nice one similar to the one in the picture. If I get brave, I’ll try it tomorrow.
While she was here, she put the new sheets on the bed and washed the others. She also stayed by during the l o n g time it took me to take a bath. I was able to get in and out of the tub without help but it was nice to know that she was available if I needed her. I clipped all of my nails, both finger and toe, and it’s much easier to type. Not that I type with my feet. By the time she got here, my terrycloth bathrobe had arrived from Amazon so I wrapped myself in it per the suggestion of the therapist. It works but it’s very heavy. I’d gotten the lightest one I could find that would still wrap me up well. Hopefully, it won’t shrink when I wash it. It needs an inside tie. I think Cuz has a seamstress friend that could zap some on there for me.
My friend who was supposed to take me for rehab today came in with a huge amount of food. She and her DH are going to be gone next week so I guess she brought enough to do me. She brought lentils, butternut squash, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas, stuffed shells, tofu scramble and chocolate mousse similar to the recipe posted here.
Cuz put the sheets in the dryer and a load of clothes in the washer and was on her way.
My friend sat down for a visit. She stayed until the brief summer storm dumped its load and then left.
It was getting late by then so I put three of the shells in the oven and heated up some of the butternut squash. I think I’ll only heat up two shells after this. I had a time eating all three plus the squash. I’d planned to have some of the chocolate mousse, too, but didn’t have room. I did take a bite and it’s good.
Either the pain med hasn’t taken effect or it’s too little to stop my cough. Between spitting and blowing my nose, I go through a YUUUUGE amount of tissue. Cuz told me I should buy stock in tissue but I think I’ll not do that. I wouldn’t be around long enough to reap the benefits.
There’s a cough reprieve going on so I’m shutting this down so I can go to bed while it’s lasting. Good night, dudes and dudettes!