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I Shoot What I See...

Still in Hospital.


Thought I was getting discharged today, however something my doctors saw must have given them pause. I think I've not progressed as well as I could have done over the last few days. Progress had been made and I'm somewhat optimistic, but with a thing like COPD it only progresses. It's just a matter of how quickly.

They believe that the diabetes onset had been caused by the drug cocktails (steroids) and will calm once I've stabilized and moved off the drugs. As in I will likely not be diabetic. At least not yet.

The hypertension is also in question as I don't really have a history of it. But a wait and see is also required.

If it is what it is I think I can deal with it.

Any way, I came across this picture here on some of the doors in the ward. It looks to be put on rooms holding geriatrics that are contagious with something or other. Just a reminder that everyone needs to be touched. It about knocked me top my knees.

I've taken a few others while I've been here on this floor.

I tell you though, this little incident has certainly got me thinking about mortality and things.

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gracegiver
Apr. 15th, 2017 05:33 am (UTC)
Neat photo.
Yes, there's nothing quite like having mortality smack you in the face.
kabuldur
Apr. 15th, 2017 08:46 am (UTC)
Goodness gracious, you're still in hospital?

That's good news that the diabetes and hypertension will only be transitory.

Funny, Gyro also requested I bring in his camera to the hospital, and he took a nice photo of the flowers I brought in for him.

That is a good sign to have up in there. I saw a few people who had contagious things and everyone who went in had to be gowned up and have masks on. I thought, how horrible for them not to see all of their loved one's faces!

Yes, touch is an important thing. The nurses asked the family members of one older lady they had there in the ward (not contagious) to stroke her, but they did not have the 'touch'. However, the nurses did! I respect nurses very much now.

Gee, a brush with mortality is a sobering thing...
howlin_wolf_66
Apr. 15th, 2017 11:36 am (UTC)
Every day above ground is a good day... :-)
ellierachael
Apr. 15th, 2017 12:19 pm (UTC)
I hope they can get you well enough to come home soon. Hospital is never much fun
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