My body is still having trouble recalibrating from what it's been through, especially the loss of a large amount of fluid in a short amount of time. I think I lost about 40 pounds in a little more than a week. It's good to have ankles and knees instead of tree stumps which I could barely move. My problem now is that when I take a walk with my walker, my standing blood pressure drops way down and I feel like I might faint. They said to just take shorter walks and be patient because it will level out soon.
Also I still need platelet and blood transfusions; they said not to worry about that either because my marrow needs to wake up more, and they are confident it will.
Watched two Seinfelds and four Friends the other night, a record for me. I think I'm getting my focus back a little because I was able to read a whole story in The New Yorker about Rahm Emanuel, and I've been able to read a little in a book, "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Still don't know when I'll get to rehab. I've now "celebrated" the first day of winter and the first day of spring in the hospital.
I haven't looked at myself in the mirror and finally took a peek with my cell phone camera. I was dismayed to see that I had tufts of hair and bald spots making me look a little like Linus. Donna, one of the personal care assistants, buzzed it all off for me a can start from scratch, so to speak.
Thanks for your messages. It's great to get them.