Saturday, June 2, 2007

Stamina Recovery Continues

I felt relatively well the past two days; giving myself a 6 and 6.5 on the AFI (Actual Feeling Index) scale for yesterday and today respectively. I’ve been out of bed, but still moving a bit slowly. I made it out of the house today for the first time in 3 – 4 weeks to do something other than go to the hospital or doctors. I went to Sears to get a part for a very small home repair project. My wife drove as I’m still not feeling up to driving just yet, but it felt great to be out. I’ve cut back on my pain/anxiety medicine by 25% in the past 2 days and will probably cut back further in the next day or two. I’m eating again and have gained back about 4 pounds since Wednesday. I’m sure some of that is re-hydration, but I’ll take whatever I can get. I keep feeling for new tumor growth, I think that is natural in my situation, nothing new at this point. I’m nearing the end of my latest Michael Connolly book, A Darkness More Than Night. It draws on a lot of characters and situations from past novels. This is a good author to read in the chronological order of when his books were published. We have a special friend coming in on Monday and are very excited about the visit. That’s it for now. I hope everyone is having or had a good weekend.

1 comment:

Millie said...

Hey Ed, It's good to hear that you have gained some weight and are feeling some relief and getting out a bit.
I spent the day today at a march for autism. You may recall that Josh's youngest has autism and it is a constant struggle to find resources and treatments and to keep hoping - all of which you can well appreciate. Anyhow it was very moving to see thoussands of families marching at Battery City Park. The chairman (I think) of channel 4 has a grandson with autism so his family has devoted lots of money and influence to setting up a foundation which supports research into sutism and seeks new and better treatments. I feel we have parallel or similar issues and pursuits as you do and hope you and Asaf (our grandson) will overcome the conditions you are coping with.
Love to Cathy.
Millie