So I'm trying to find silver linings where I can, it helps with the day to day of all of this. One thing that I'm very grateful for is the fact that I have not really been in any pain. My hips ache a little because the human body was not designed to sit in a bed all day for weeks, but it certainly could be worse. This morning, however, there was some unpleasantness.
First of all when the nurse brought my morning meds there was a bonus iron pill among them, which is not something I've had to take before today. I took it, but then didn't get breakfast right away. That was a bad idea. Iron pills and my empty stomach do not appear to mix well. After about an hour I was suddenly very, very nauseous. I suspected the drugs + empty stomach were to blame so I did lots of deep breathing and attempted to eat some of my breakfast despite feeling like I might erupt at any moment. I am happy to report that everything stayed put, but it was touch and go there for about an hour.
The second unpleasant thing of the morning came in one of my antibiotic doses. I am being loaded with antibiotics, two days by IV and then five days orally, to help lesson the chance of infection. Well the one that they gave me this morning was like liquid fire going into my hand for two straight hours, with a side of ache going all the way up my arm. It rendered my hand totally useless and I just had to lay back, try to be distracted by The Price is Right and sitcom reruns, and use that deep breathing again. I should really go back in time and learn to meditate, because I think that might have been helpful!