I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, but when I woke up I felt fairly sure I'd be able to manage a shower and getting dressed, so I could get out to the bank and to acupuncture. So now I have my bank accounts set up so that either Julie or I can sign checks, which will make things simpler if I'm feeling too sick to pay my bills (she is going to set me up to pay most of them on line in any case). And when I die all she'll need to do is take a copy of the death certificate into the bank to put the account into just her name--no lawyers or probate involved.
Acupuncture today has had a good effect--I was tired when we got home (we also stopped for lunch), and rested for a bit, but now I've been mostly out of bed for a couple of hours, which is always good for getting me the right kind of tired for drifting easily off to sleep. I've been plagued with nightmares the past few nights, although I was able to shake them off and get back to sleep pretty quickly. They were all doom scenarios--my bed catching fire, a stranger pulling me out of bed and choking me, stuff like that...no real problem to interpret what any of that means. At some point I am not going to be able to get out of that bed, and that's the simple truth.
The Hospice Foundation of America, has put a link to my blog on their page http://hfahospice.blogspot.com/, which I hope will draw more readers--each time I look, the number of registered readers is going up, and I know there are unregistered readers as well. I really do want to see people reading and commenting on this thing...it seems like useful work I can still do, even in my weakened state.
I'm still eating only a very limited diet, but it's all healthy stuff, and I expect I'll keep adding new foods a few at a time. Chicken pie, my all-time comfort food, is the main thing, and that's chicken and carrots and peas with some nice gravy and crust and no weird stuff. We went to a diner for lunch after acupuncture and I had a chicken salad sandwich with tomato on whole wheat bread. The important thing is to make sure not to upset my still somewhat delicate stomach (not my usual condition--I usually can eat just about anything).
I think, in fact, it's time to eat something now--probably some whole wheat pasta, and watch some TV. Obama is giving a news conference to try to get people behind his stimulus bill--the Republicans are acting like they forgot they lost the election! It should be interesting.