No, I am not talking about improvements in my personal diet or exercise. Diet has been fair under the circumstances. When I do eat, I have something nutritious. It is just that I am eating at irregular times. My exercise has been climbing stairs. I have been avoiding the elevators. I have made it to the 6th floor both in the hospital and in the parking garage. I don't really want to find out if I could do 7 or above. By 6, I am feeling like I am glad I am in a hospital if anything should happen.
I will not be sorry to have this 'adventure' come to an end. Wednesday was my first day to drive myself to the hospital and back. With the help of the GPS, I made it with no trouble. Thursday was a different trip. Everything was going well until I saw flashing lights and had to make a detour. Later that day, I learned there had been a fatal accident (2 people died) early in the morning. I turned left and followed traffic making it's way around the site. Of course, we came across some construction. What city doesn't have construction somewhere during the summer? I did find the hospital again but arrived at what have been the busiest time of day. I am not sure how tall the parking garage is but I didn't find a spot until the 6th floor.
Inside, I found that Himself had just been moved to the 6th floor. A shower in ICU had flooded. We were told staff was walking around in rain boots. I wasn't sure if he was moved because he was ready or because of the extra water. He was still extremely groggy, with lots of pain. He suggested I leave about 3, hoping to miss some traffic. It didn't work; traffic was still heavy. I took one wrong exit but managed to get myself back in the right direction and back to daughter's house.
Friday I again took a wrong turn somewhere close to the hospital. I knew I was in the right area but unsure whether I should be turning left or right. I found myself in the university area. There were so many kids. I'm sure some of them are learning their way around too. Again, with the help of GPS, I got where I wanted to be.
What a difference a days makes. Himself was sitting on a chair eating some diced fruit. He was awake and alert. Later, he used a walker to go for a walk in the hall.
Daughter and son-in-law came home from their vacation in Michigan Friday afternoon. They had crossed at Sarnia and came to the hospital. Daughter stayed while son-in-law finished his drive home. She drove me when we left. She showed me the nursing home where she works. It was so nice to have someone else driving and someone who knows the way.
Today, Daughter is going to drive me. Son-in-law will meet her at the hospital later because they have a tee-off time at a course near London. It was raining quite hard this morning but it is easing up and should be nice for their golf later.
The doctor came in both Thursday and Friday while I was there. She is pleased with the progress Himself is making. She predicted he will be released on Monday.
We both appreciate the good thoughts and prayers people have shared for us all week.