Saturday, August 1, 2009

DAY +59: Same-O, Same-O

The consensus amongst Susan's Recovery Blog followers seems to be: boring is good. I'm glad of that, because more boring is what we have.

On the downside we have (1) continuing intermittent stomach pain, presumably from the ascites, even though the retained fluid volume has diminished significantly, and (2) the persisting sinewave of nausea waxing and waning. Both these conditions are more or less amenable to medications, but she doesn't want to over medicate, so that's an ongoing, and delicate, balancing act.

On the upside, (1) we know that Susan's "numbers" from her tests are good (2) she's eating and drinking, not sumptuously, but enough (3) she's mostly staying awake during the usual waking hours.

If the foregoing sounds familiar, it's because we've heard this song before. We'll probably hear it again, and that probably beats the alternative. Listen in tomorrow to find out.

1 comment:

  1. Susan,

    I am sure that to put it mildly, this whole process has not been a lot of fun. On the other hand, it all seems to be paying off. The latest entries make me, and I am sure all the others reading (and I am sure there are many) very hopeful. Hope you're feeling hopeful too, and continue to improve each week, if not each day.

    We all continue pulling for you.