I am feeling like I am building up strength and my health is slowly slowly returning to some form of ‘normality’. It is a slow process but as each day goes by I am grateful of any small improvement in my health. I seem to be able to eat a little more each day with my appetite returning slowly and it is not problem to make the 40 minute walk to the hospital.
Last week’s visit to hospital on Thursday ended up being a bigger day than I thought. We arrived at around 11.00 but didn’t depart until about 4.30pm mainly due to the fact that I needed two units of blood and a bag of platelets. My counts were just at the cut off level for both and with the Easter long weekend coming up the medical team decided it was best to make the top up that day. It takes about an hour for each unit of blood but they check your blood type first before ordering products with can take 1.5hrs. I also had the PICC dressing changed which takes half an hour or so.
So by the time all that happened most of the day had gone – just another day in hospital getting the important treatment that I require to maintain my recovery program.
Visits and excursions
It is off to hospital on Tuesday for another checkup and perhaps extra blood and platelets subject to the results from the blood tests.