This morning, my husband only had 100 ml of urine left in his bladder to remove with the catheter. His bladder is working again. His urologist says he can go 2 days without using a catheter and see how much his bladder still retains. Yay for healing. My husband is a health food nut and an exercise junky. But there’s no way to exercise the bladder – it just has to heal on its own.
It’s such a relief to watch him regaining strength and function, instead of seeing him in the ICU with a tube down his nose, draining his stomach, tubes in both arms dripping who-knows-what-all into him at such a rate and in such combinations that he was puffing up and turning red. His docs are telling him to take it easy. I don’t think his idea of taking it easy matches theirs. He’s already riding his bike and doing at least 40 minutes of exercises with me in the mornings.
Today’s computer client was easy. There really wasn’t anything wrong with his computer – he just needed me to show him how to use it to do two new tasks.
Yesterday’s client needed some instructions for setting up some new software and for learning a new trick with some old software. She also needed a new toner cartridge. We discovered she could get $20 off if she promised to mail her old one in the postage paid envelope that will arrive with the new one.
I finished Mockingjay. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say We’ve seen the last of the Hunger Games. And it’s a pleasure to watch Katniss growing up.
A couple of weeks ago I got the long anticipated “I love your writing” from a local producer. I did the requested rewrites. No word this week. I’m still hopeful.
Dell replaced more parts in my recalcitrant new computer. It’s still going into spontaneous reboot, freeze-ups, and attempting to boot from the CD drives at random. Now they want me to download a new bios from their website and also the advanced chipset. That is going to have to wait until I finish backing everything up, which I’m doing because I don’t trust this new puter.
And my own personal good fortune – since Monday, I can get up from sitting or lying without limping. I’ve been limping for the first few steps for so long I’d forgotten what it was like to get up easily. I don’t know what happened. The night before was really bad, but I haven’t limped all week. Yay!