January 21, 2019

Fighting. Losing?

I'm tired, I hurt, I'm panicking, I'm depressed.

And I'm whining.  That's all I seem to do around here these days... remember those wacky good times of "Next Week: More Zombies"?  Yeah, fun stuff.  Now I'm at the point where I have a new 12" memory foam mattress that feels like heaven but that I'm afraid to sleep in.  Anybody here ever fast for more than a day or two?  Back when I first hurt my leg, such things as "standing up" caused enough pain that it was common for me to say "I'm hungry... but not so hungry that I'm going to inflict that on myself."

Since the day I went to the hospital, so effectively the entire month of January, I have had four or five meals.  Now, we're not talking lavish buffets or 10-course dinners served on platinum tableware, no.  A bowl of soup.  A few forkfuls of macaroni salad.  A sandwich.  That sort of thing.  So, back to my original question: anybody here ever fast for more than a couple of days?  Because there's a neat trick the digestive system plays when you do... you get epic bouts of the stuff pepto bismol is designed to slow (or stop)..  And it occurs with little to no warning... wacky, huh?!?!

Is it possible to get refunds on life?

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:30 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Dieting is good, but you can't heal if you don't eat. At the very minimum keep some multivitamins and water next to your bed. 
I've been in this situation, and the acid reflux issue is a real nightmare.
Do the physical therapy!
They generally give you papers with basic PT moves. It helps. Not doing them doesn't. I have experience with both.
Amazon does deliver groceries I've used them when immobile. 
 Alas, life is an unsolicited product much like junk mail so no refunds are possible.
Get well soon.   

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at January 21, 2019 09:29 PM (gxCG3)

2 Re: acid reflux. last time this happened to me I found this very soothing. Chew an antacid with a mouthful of water until completely dissolved and swallow slowly. Works better on an acid-ravaged throat than just an antacid alone or sucking on one.

Posted by: Mauser at January 21, 2019 11:14 PM (Ix1l6)

3 Oh, yikes, man. I wish I had practical advice or something. All I can say is, keep on keeping on as best you can.

Posted by: GreyDuck at January 22, 2019 08:38 AM (rKFiU)

4 I'm sorry, buddy. I hope you find a path out soon. Would you care for a book recommendation? His Majesty's Dragon - fantasy about the Napoleonic Wars if everyone had dragons as well as ships. Pretty good. The author does a good job (imo) of translating naval warfare to dragonback. 

Posted by: Kathryn at January 22, 2019 07:14 PM (iQ8GR)

5 Kathryn, I like the concept.  Sadly, and I mean SADLY, I almost never read anymore.  My eyesight is such that focussing on a book requires long arms or a pair of magnifying specs.  And who has the time anymore? 

Posted by: Wonderduck at January 22, 2019 09:23 PM (PzbzM)

6 I got better glasses when I realized I wasn't reading as much as I used to. You probably could use reading glasses at work. Do they have a vision plan?

Posted by: Mauser at January 22, 2019 09:48 PM (Ix1l6)

7 Oh, bummer. I don't know if that audio book is good, but maybe that's an option.

As for the time, I have a demanding job and two kids and still read about 200 books a year. It's a combination of reading scary fast and just really loving to read. I read while eating, exercising, cleaning the house, cooking, drying my hair, etc. - after nearly 35 years of practice, I can combine reading with any activity that leaves one hand and one eye free. (I did burn the garlic toast yesterday, though. Twice. Alas!)

Posted by: Kathryn at January 23, 2019 06:37 AM (dnKOD)

8 Every time I think my life sucks, I read about yours.  Doesn't cheer me up, by any means, but it helps with perspective.

Posted by: Ubu at January 24, 2019 01:06 PM (SlLGE)

9 I had to sleep while sitting when that happened.

Posted by: Pete at January 28, 2019 09:50 AM (LZ7Bg)

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