Home Sweet Home
After the coughing episode the previous Friday, I went home a couple
of days later on the Sunday to give it another try. Having realised
that I really have to take things easy, I did a lot less at home.
Basically I just sat around all day. Living in a house with stairs,
meant I had to plan where I'd be spending my day as walking up the
stairs was too difficult to do more than a couple of times.
Apart from sitting around and reading there wasn't much else I could
do, but I as I took it easier, I managed to enjoy the stay at home
and had a good night's sleep.
Spending time at home was great, so returning back to hospital wasn't
so fun, especially when you've got the hospital menu to look forward
to. By this point I was feeling so run down, I was having difficulty
taking a shower or shaving without having to sit down. Even standing
still was possible for half-a-minute before I was out of breath.
It turned out my haemoglobin had fallen quite low. Normally it's
around 15 when I'm healthy, but it had fallen to 8.5, about the
level at which blood transfusions are given. So I received two units
Wow, what a difference that made. The next morning having a shower
wasn't really an issue and despite being weak, I felt as though
I had more energy. Feeling good is when you suddenly realise that
you've got to get out of hospital. Finally after feeling so crappy
for so long, I wanted out.
So today after getting the all clear from the doctors I left