Marvin and I have been spending some quality time together finally after so many days of my being out of commission. It is nice to be able to have a conversation without coughing till I choke, and, of course, I love his coffee in the morning, which I’m happy to say I can always drink no matter what else seems to be going on. It is a special gift to retain that when nothing else appeals to me sometimes.
With my sister and brother-in-law visiting, I have to pace myself as talking alone wears me out. Yesterday I took naps and breaks while they visited, but it’s nice having them here for both their company and their immense help.
They must be having a good effect on me as my temperature has been low for almost 24 hours now, the lowest it has been since before my pleurodesis on 9-15-12. In fact, I have had normal readings and hope that this means the infection in the port, which they were still arguing about even while removing it, was the cause. Maybe the Vancomycin® is working and reducing that infection so that I will start to feel somewhat normal soon. The bouts of feeling sick have diminished. The weakness is still startling, but I will begin walking here in the loft soon.
In the meantime I am enjoying this first weekend in the wonderful environment of my own space. Just one more blessing in my life this weekend.