My Day 2+ was OK. It rained here – a lot – hurricane Zeta (are we on Zeta now?) sidewinding her way up the coast. What else? I ordered TP and wipes, the soft lotion-y kind, went for two walks, and sometime this afternoon just started feeling not great.
I mean – my body has been through a lot. So its understandable – but now my head is pounding and I feel a heat creeping up my cheeks and behind my eyeballs. My 9 pm vitals indicated a temp of 100.0; the doctor knows and we are all monitoring. Eyeball heat is no fun.
That being said – I’m propped up in bed, editing photos and watching HGTV. And I just had a stem cell transplant, so life is NOT bad.
Other things today? In addition to my headache, my GI system has decided to not cooperate. It’s been nearly 3 days since any sort of movement, and it sucks. I mean, in my defense – I’m not working out, the food is different, I’m in a hospital and there’s a bit of stress on my body. Plus, my tush really does NOT want to use the NIH TP. You would be in revolt too.
Good things today included my nurse Ashley changing the dressing on my Central Line, an art therapy session with Sarah, and the reading of Harry Potter.
And one last thing of note – I was just hooked up to IV Fluids. On day 3+, I start an intensive post-transplant regiment of Chemo. That’s a different story. For now, I’m done and going to either watch TV or read Harry.