A Cultured Life…

…stumbling through life with two beautiful daughters – often tripping, sometimes running!!

Day 125, Day11

on August 18, 2021

With Swati ❤

This evening I switched places with Aditi! I am so happy for Aditi to go home and get some much needed sleep. She has much on her plate and and i am so grateful that I got to rest by being home these past few days.

I am looking around the room to see what has changed. Aditi has decorated any empty space she can find with cards and artwork. She also cleared up the desk for me to set my computer up!!
Yes! This time I plan on working during my hospital stay. I figure I should be able to work 8 hours in a 24 hour period. Will channel the mind differently. I have realized that there is only so much HBO/Netflix/Prime/Hulu that one can watch 🙂

Let us see what this evening brings. I hope she continues to be comfortable. The nurse reiterated that all treatment is geared to keeping her comfortable. The throat pain when swallowing continues and she has a slew of medicines to choose from. One of them numbs the mouth and throat and she does not want any part of that for fear of choking. I would too! But the doctors say it is their duty to be open about ALL side effects. We have to do our due diligence and also weigh the pros and the cons. We are deluged by drugfacts!!

The PCA pain pump is on. Swati presses it about five times a day – The doctor say that she could be pressing it a lot more. The average on the floor is 20-30 times a day 😰Quite a bit of leeway there.

Another symptom that crept up on her is the hand-and-foot syndrome. The tips of your fingers start tingling or burning. Holding a hot bowl is difficult. Showers are getting difficult also. Supposedly a lukewarm shower could ease the tingling. Will try that tomorrow.

Thanks for being part of my journey ❤


My baby is coming back!!
She is walking and pulling her IV pole around the room, Snapchatting the scenery ♥️💙😇♥️🥰
How I have longed for this!!

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