Recovering at Home
A quick status update on my health. It’s hard to believe that so much has happened in the past week.
My condition is improving. I was discharged from the hospital on Monday afternoon, and have spent the last two days either on the couch or in bed. Feeling has returned to my face and to parts of my arms, but the numbness still coats all of my fingers, and the lower half of my body from the waist down, though I do have small portions of my legs with some feeling. The more I use my hands, the more numbness I get. However, my vision is nearly completely normal at this point, and that is a very good thing.
Fatigue is my enemy. Simply taking a shower can exhaust me, and I plan multiple naps into my day in order to try to keep the symptoms improving. I am getting about the house with the assistance of a walker, though it seems less necessary today than it did yesterday.
While I fear it will be a long time before my recovery is complete, I do see daily progress, so it is just a matter of giving my body time to heal. I am watching plenty of documentaries on NetFlix, including Ken Burn’s Series on The Civil War and The National Parks to occupy my mind.
I did a little bit of work for my day-job today (less than an hour), but I won’t even consider doing any writing (with the exception of these few blog entries), until I am able to earn my money again there. I have a lot of writing I want to do, but I have limited energy and none to spare.
I’ve also dropped off the map on Twitter, since that seems to take too much energy to maintain these days, so if you need to contact me, it’s best to do it through this site (or email if you have that).