There's not a lot to update. I have good days and not so good days. Today wasn't so good, as I was really tired for some reason. I'm thinking my hemoglobin is still down. They told me that after heart surgery it takes a while to get your blood built back up to where it should be. That would be the reason for my exhaustion today.
Yesterday (Sunday) wasn't a bad day. I was tired but not the same bone deep tired as today. The boys came and we did an overhaul on the computer room, which is still a mess and is going to get worse before it gets better. The boys sorted all their childhood toys and decided what to give away and what to keep. We kept all of their die cast tractors, trucks and cars and packed them into a huge tote. Hubby will take them to the basement to store for the until they have homes or families of their own. Most of the things were from their baby days and had just never been put away or sorted. An entire box of goodies went to Griffyn and Tarryn... a Fisher Price barn, farm animals, a webble house, a PlaySchool school and lots of other things that are age appropriate for them. They thought it was Christmas and they have lots to keep them occupied.
Brandon has always slept on a cot when he came to stay over. He is a big boy and it was getting to the point where the cot didn't give him enough support. So now he will have a bed and a night table in the computer room where he can sleep and Jordan can have the cot instead of sleeping on the couch. For the time being, the cot is sufficient for Jordan.
So things are changing in the household. Tomorrow a friend is coming to wash down the walls and clean the windows for us. Hubby will lend a hand and hopefully things will look a lot different by the end of the week. If I decide I'm brave enough to show you the mess the computer room was in, I will take photos, but haven't decided yet. It's pretty bad.
As far as my health is concerned, I do have some trouble with shortness of breath at times. I will bring that to the attention of the doctor when I see him next week. Some days I can do quite a bit...others, not so much. I can get in and out of bed on my own, take care of my own hygiene with a little help now and then. I am on my way to recovery, but still have a ways to go. My blood sugar levels are better, but still not where I'd like them to be. I may have to up my insulin again, but at least there's been some improvement.
As for those who asked if I filled out a diabetic menu at pre-op, that isn't done here. The hospitals here have food brought in and no longer have a big cafeteria like they once did for the patients. They send what they see fit but I did talk to hospital administration about the meals served to diabetics. I doubt it will do any good, but at least I tried.