Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Living in Bed
I've been keeping down bland solid food since midday yesterday, and my temp's lower, although still elevated. At this point, I'm inclined to go ahead with the procedures Friday, just to get them over with, although that would mean driving to the drugstore today to fill the script for the prep kit. We'll see if I'm up to that.
Sharon dropped off a gallon of Gatorade yesterday. Thanks, Sharon!
Also, my suitcase arrived yesterday.
Meanwhile, while I was gone a huge package arrived from the Maine Humanities Council: the syllabus and readings for the Literature & Medicine Institute in Chicago. The reading load's pretty heavy. I've already read (and in some cases taught) a few of the texts, but there are others I'd never heard of. So I'm passing the time in bed alternately napping and reading. Also, I knitted one row last night, just to maintain my knitting-every-day pattern.
The cats love it when someone's sick, especially with a fever: an extra-warm person to cuddle with! At times, I've had all three of them on my bed, althbough Figgy and Bali keep trying to eat my books. Harley's been the most solicitous of the beasts; he spends most of his time on the bed and checks in on me in the bathroom, too. This morning he curled up with his head on my shoulder, which is very unusual for him but was very sweet. So he's earned a new nickname, Healing Kitty, in addition to his old ones of Harley the Magnificent, Harley the Hilarious, and Rescue Kitty.
Thanks to the folks who sent me get-well wishes yesterday. To those of you who are also sick, I hope you get well soon, too!