There was to have been a heavy thunderstorm in the night. It was a north-south line of storms that was moving west to east, so it never lingered on one place very long, and it was moving fairly quickly. I went to bed just around 10:00, and woke a little after midnight as the storm was overhead, stayed up about an hour or hour-and-a-half. Went back to bed before 2:00 and stayed pretty much asleep until just before 6:00, so that was a fairly good night’s sleep, over all. Nice.
Morning finger-stick: 101. More nice.
Not even 7:00 yet and we’ve already had the high temperature for the day: 60ºF. That’s okay — I have no reason to be going anywhere today on my own, and Donna will be coming by sometime today to go over some stuff.
Okay, Donna came over this afternoon, we talked about what needs to be done each day while I’m away. Laying it out helped my head to calm down about things a bit. Then she took me to Kroger and I got the last bit of things that I will need before surgery. I didn’t want to get too much food to spoil while I’m away, so I’ll probably need to be taken to market once I get home.
This morning I was trying to pay attention to my daily activities and consider what I can actually do in a normal day without nursing assistance. Not a lot. But then, I don’t do a lot even now, so I don’t know. I think it will largely depend on how well I recover in the hospital as to whether I can come home or have to go to a nursing facility. I’d really rather not go to a nursing facility, but I will try to listen to what the doctors or nurses say while I’m in the hospital.
Part of my thinking (for today, at least) is that I will be able to be in my own space, I can feed the boys and enjoy their company, look at TV and play on my own computer. And I won’t need someone to come feed the boys and check the mail each day since I’ll be here. It will be quite a bit out of the way for Donna to come here before and/or after work each day, since her work is a different direction and she’s already quite a distance from me.
But, we shall see, I suppose.