Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sometimes you get sore

Literally..... Derek has developed a bedsore from all this lying on his back. It's something he can handle, but it does affect his sleep. Otherwise, he's eating more regular food, and intends to go for a walk later on. There will be a home care nurse visiting tomorrow, to make sure that Derek is progressing and to deal with whatever issues Derek has.

A little while ago, my sister and brother-in-law dropped by, and we had a beer. Derek joined us (he can't have any beer yet), and ate a fair bit of ice cream, and we had an animated conversation about various things; food and colon cancer, mainly. My brother-in-law has just recovered from a very similar bout with colon cancer, so the discussion was "authoritative". You sure can see that, at the bottom of it all, the only things that count are still the basics: health, food, family, and a roof over your head. It sure gives you a sense of perspective.

1 comment:

Laurence said...

Yes, it is essential to walk, and also I guess the surgery, removing part of your bowels and scraping things in there and touching your bones affects your position. JH is experimenting now some pain in the back, and it does help to walk.

Sitting is still difficult, he comes for meals and sits with us sometimes, but most of the time he either stands or lies down. And walking helps the digestion too.

No beer on the program either, but we did try a glass of cider with the crêpes, and it was nice and made no problem. So in a day or two, we plan on reintroducing the wine with the cheese... as you say, simple things, the best things !

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