So I am in agony, my tummy hurts like you would not believe, why? Because I have not been for a number 2 since Sunday, that in itself is not that unusual for me, actually it is pretty normal. The difference now is that I have days worth of the half portioned meal plan I am expected to eat here. My tummy is distended, I feel like I need to pop it with a pin. It hurts so much.
I am still on bed rest and one to one, this in itself is horrible, I could cope with one or the other at a time, I have done numerous stints on one to one in other hospitals, but when the two are combined it is even worse. At least when you are only on a one to one you can still mix with other people and almost forget you are being watched. At the moment I sit in my bed, with a member of staff sat in a chair next to me starring at me. Not easy I can assure you.
We are having arguments over milk, I HATE milk, but didn’t realise when I filled out my 3 allowed dislikes that I would be expected to drink 2x200ml glasses of milk a day, so never included milk as a dislike. Now they are not letting me change it, I am not trying to be awkward or making up excuses, milk genuinely is something I cannot force down, believe me I tried the first night here. So each time we go through the same thing, if I could drink it I really would, mainly as I am fed up with having to explain it each time and sound like a moaning child “I don’t like milk” “I really can’t drink it” “no I cannot force it down” you get the picture.
It did make me chuckle earlier when my one to one nurse nodded off, I was watching a film on my laptop, then looked up and there he was sound asleep. At least it made me smile I suppose!
My parents are coming tomorrow for a visit, it is a long way for them to come, normally when I am in hosp my Dad is able to visit a few times a week, it is going to take a bit of getting used to now that they are so far away.
I managed to wangle two trips onto the balcony today, they agreed to one 15 min session on the balcony after me asking since yesterday, then when my next one to one came on I asked again and he said OK, so I got my second. Every minute out of my bed feels like a luxury at the moment.