Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It is very odd, about the burnt feeling in the mouth. It seems to be going away, and I think it is from being sick and breathing through my mouth, you know how your tongue dries out.
I still cannot speak at all, but at least I slept last night after taking cough medicine with codeine. Oh, I woke up coughing several times, and wet my pajamas each time, had to change. Getting old is not fun. Not fun at all.
Well, I am getting my Spark quota of water, thats for sure!!! Herbal tea with honey, hot lemon water with honey, and lemon water are good for illness.
I did talk to the advice nurse at Kaiser and if it is a virus, there is really nothing they can do. So, I am waiting a few more days. If I don't get better, I will go in for an appointment.
It is all very depressing. My mother is having withdrawal symptoms. She keeps calling me even though she knows I cannot answer the phone. She is making me feel sicker, actually, but she does not realize it. Of course, she is terrified that something will happen to me and she will really be out in the cold.
Both the fall I had two weeks ago, and now this illness makes me realize I have to set things up so she is not so dependent on me. I don't see why the caregivers cannot buy the food and the medicine and bring it with them. One is there 5 days, and one 2 days, so they would need to plan for a week ahead, instead of calling me the last minute to run around getting this stuff.I think both the fall and this illness are a result of the terrible strain caregiving my mother is putting me under.