So sue me! I haven't blogged for a while. But I guess that should be a clue in itself. Don't worry, I haven't been slowly dying or anything, I have just been super tired. I am still getting up in the morning and by the time I have showered and dressed and made it to the family room I'm exhausted and about all I can manage is to lie down on the couch and rest.
And that is about the story of my life at the moment. Do something, have a rest. Go to the bath room, have a rest. Eat something, have a rest. I am comfortably sleeping more than 12 hours a day. On the good side when I'm resting, either in bed or on the couch I feel perfectly normal, it is not until I start doing stuff that I realise I am still recovering and it is going to be a while before I'm back to normal.
However, if I am to hasten my recovery I have to start being more active. But it does have to be measured. Too much and my body will regress or I will get sick, which is what I think happened when I travelled home. I think it was just too much. Too little, and I may hinder my recovery.
But, the main thing is I'm getting stronger everyday, but I don't think it will be an overnight fix. I think it will take a deal of time. How much? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but while I'm home and dare I say it "feel human" I can wait. My blood work is still seriously out of kilter. When I got last weeks results reading down the list nearly every item had either an 'L' for low or a 'H' for high next to it and also bolded just to hit home that the test was abnormal. I think my blood work returning to some form of normality will dictate my recovery.
As for my appetite, I am pleased to say I have not felt nauseated in a few days now. I am eating three meals a day, but I find I am not really that hungry at breakfast or dinner but lunch I'm ok. Portion size is down on all meals still, but I am eating an adequate amount. The other funny thing (which is probably good) is the cravings I've been having. I believe that when your recovering from illness you need to listen to your cravings as they are trying to tell your body what it needs. I have been craving simple fresh foods like vegetables, cheese (just plain old cheddar, nothing fancy) and good quality meats. Off the menu has been chocolate, desserts and coffee. So I have been eating remarkably healthy although less. Another plus side to this whole saga is that I have lost eight kilos! See honey, I told you I'd lose weight;) The question is will I keep it off?
On another not so good note my suppressed immune system managed to let a urinary tract infection (UTI) through the guard. Being cystinuric I am no stranger to a UTI so luckily I caught the symptoms early and got to the doctor soon for a course of antibiotics. However, this was the first UTI I have ever had where I have not been symptomatic with a kidney stone or post kidney surgery. However the antibiotics seem to have done the job. I am no longer symptomatic and in that respect I feel fine. Well I think that is about it for now. Until next time, stay well:)