Nourishment

Talk about bliss! Last night, I took a pain pill an hour or so before I went to bed. I’d forgotten my doxepin so I had to crawl (reluctantly) out of bed and take that. I lay there for the first hour/hour and a half but after answering nature’s call, I went to sleep and slept so soundly, I didn’t wake for hours. It was wonderful!

pixel-cagedPixel got to come home today. DD said he’s very frustrated and growling a lot. Bless his heart. Having to wear that cone/collar can’t be fun.

I ran out of priority data today so it was update time for Cuz’ notebook. It took forever but she did most of the work. I just got it started. She promised she’d think about leaving it online so it can update automatically. I told her the updates don’t take that much data and it’s much easier that way.

The first week of September, I worked on a letter for the church. On the 9th, I sent it to the pastor as an attachment and asked him to make sure the church got it. I never heard anything and people have been asking for the address here, which I had included in the letter. I checked with a friend and, sure enough, it hadn’t been passed on. Those people think I just moved away and forgot everyone when that’s so far from the truth.

One good thing may have come from it, though. I sent it to my friend and she said she couldn’t open it on that computer because she doesn’t have Word on it. I told her I don’t have Word, either, that I have OpenOffice which is free and will open and save documents in Word format. She asked how she could gt it so I sent her the link.

I’ve started planning my memorial and the person I’ve asked to do the two songs I want has hesitantly agreed to singing with his group. They sang for his father’s memorial and he swore he’d never do it again but he’ll do it for me. It made me feel special. DS1 would never be able to make it through, I don’t believe, so I haven’t even considered him.

My DPOA and Advance Directive still haven’t been copied for hospice. I keep meaning to ask Cuz to do it but I forget. If she’ll do as I asked, she’ll read this and know what I need. I told her I think of things when I’m blogging that I don’t think of during the day.

Meals have been a little more substantial today, I think. Breakfast was applesauce, a scrambled egg and a cinnamon waffle. Supper was tapioca (which has some fat from a can of coconut milk), really, REALLY tart applesauce, toast and tea. I had tea earlier, too.

Energy is still on the wane. I haven’t been able to make it to the bathroom to brush my teeth since Monday. I emailed my dentist about what I can do besides using a toothpick and flossing when I’m up to it but I haven’t heart back.

Cuz did some work today out in the back yard but her sleepless nights are catching up with her. She was going to fill my hot water bottle but, since it’s 75 in here, I told her I wouldn’t need it and she went on to bed. My CIL has gotten my meals together for me.

I hope I’ll be up to a shower tomorrow. I may have to opt for my first bed bath. I haven’t had a shower since a week ago last Monday. Thankfully, I can’t smell myself. I’d be shocked and amazed if other people can’t, either.

Must deal with this balky satellite and try to get this published before I go to bed.

6 Responses to Nourishment

  1. Paul from UR October 27, 2016 at 12:11 am #

    Continuing prayers for your comfort and peace of mind!

    • Tommie October 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

      Thanks, Paul. The nurse just left with her next list of recommendations.

  2. Lila October 27, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    Tommie, another good source of protein is nuts, and of course lentils are excellent. I haven’t tried a spread made from garbanzos, but there are some good looking recipes online.

    So thankful you had that better night’s sleep!

    • Tommie October 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

      I need protein that is easily digested and I’m not sure any of those fill that bill.

  3. Walter from UR October 30, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    Tommie
    The one source of protein that my Susie was able to consistently consume without any issues during her final months was cashews, generally just a few at a time.

    I pray for you daily for strength for you as you walk through the valley…

    Walter

    • Tommie October 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

      I have a lot of cashews since I used them in cooking so much. I’ll have someone toast some for me and try that.

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