One of Those “Bad Days”

Last night was not the best night I’ve had by a long shot. I thought, surely, after dozing and waking coughing, I’d go to sleep but it wasn’t to be. I’d gone to bed at 11:15 TT and I heard the clock strike 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, (I slept through 6), then I went to sleep after one of the numerous potty breaks and was contemplating getting up a little after 9 to take my morning meds when a light knock came at the door. It was the aide to help me with a shower. I refused. It takes, at least, an hour for me to get going once I’m out of bed and I never get up that early any more.

As per usual, she quizzed me about my pain, when I’d had a bowel movement, etc., etc. Then she took my temp (97.7) and BP (130/60). She promised not to come before noon on Thursday and I told her to make that 1. That will be noon TT. I hope she gets through and is gone before my friend gets here if he’s able to come.

I went back to sleep and, thanks to my wakefulness and the interruption, I slept until 1 o’clock. By the time I ate, it was almost 3 TT. I told you it takes a lot of time for me to get going!

My CIL had a doctor appointment today that went well but he was so late getting home that Cuz was worried about him. It was dark when she called him and he was just leaving the doctor’s office.

Cuz spent a lot of the day outside, working on getting the old, rotten shed taken down. She was going to put a rope around the posts and pull it down with the truck but she didn’t have to. One touch and it collapsed. Her twin brother was here part of the time helping her.

While she was out there, I had another one of my coughing spells ending with my fingers turning blue. It’s scary and scary to be alone when it happens but there was nothing anyone could do, anyway, so it was okay. After I quit shaking so much, I was able to turn on the purifier so the fan was blowing and had it aimed at me. I get very hot when I have those episodes. It was a big relief.

I haven’t eaten much today. I had applesauce and a waffle for “breakfast”. The applesauce is chunky and the chunks are very small so it takes a lot of chewing. I’m going to asked Cuz to put it in the blender after this because it is very time-consuming. That much chewing tires me, too. Other than that, I’ve had four crackers. I may have a few more but I can’t handle eating a meal this late. That good old reflux comes on if I do.

The hot water bottle and Hot Hands weren’t really necessary last night because it was warm in here when I went to bed. I had them both, anyway, but the Hot Hands petered out in about nine hours rather than the usual 12. I’ll have the Hot Hands tonight but Cuz has already gone to bed. She was awake much of last night.

Well, I’ve been dosed and my water glass filled. I hope all of us sleep better than I did last night!

6 Responses to One of Those “Bad Days”

  1. merry October 25, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Oh Tommie, I’m so sorry you had such rough night.
    It takes me longer to get going these days.
    Charlie{my dog} woke me about 2:30 needing to go out…again about 4am. Don’t know what he ate to upset his tummy. He hasn’t ate at all today. He has appointment with the vet Thursday. He went to the groomer for a bath this morning.
    I’m dragging to day. Husband and I went to the “the toe shop” as he calls the Shop where we get pedicures. Then to the dentist for me…
    About time for supper…
    Hope your day has improved and you have a better night.

    • Tommie October 25, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

      Somewhat better today but stomach still touchy. I’d probably feel better if I followed Charlie’s lead and not eat. Hope we all sleep well tonight.

  2. Tammy October 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    Tommy I had no idea about all of this. My heart is breaking and know that I am lifting you up in prayers. Maybe Candi and I can come see you very soon. My travel schedule is crazy, but maybe this weekend if you’re up to company. Love and miss you ❤

    • Tommie October 25, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

      Sure. Just come in the afternoon. I’m not a morning person any more. I usually sleep until noon, literally. And thank you for the prayers. I need every one of them.

      • Tammy October 26, 2016 at 8:12 am #

        Looking at Friday afternoon but will confirm beforehand. Can you email me your address?

        • Tommie October 26, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

          It’s on its way with a few hints at getting here.

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