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Both Good and TOUGH Day... 
Marilyn and I went out to Riteaid to pick up prescriptions. And then we had Starbucks and took a short drive in the sunshine, which was lovely.

All that went well. But when we got back home I had just TERRIBLE pain. Really awful, awful pain!

All either one of us wanted to do was REST. Not at all easy! We kept getting phone calls all afternoon. It seemed like every single time either one of us would fall asleep the damn phone would ring again and wake us...

Look, don't get me wrong. I know people are worried about us. One of the people was our cousin Linda who had just learned about everything today for the first time. She doesn't have easy access to a computer so she hadn't been at Facebook -- the main way Marilyn has been keeping everyone up to date things. It's really impossible to try and contact everyone individually (there are so many). Linda was suggesting Marilyn should have called her personally, but we didn't even do that with sister Sue or June and Jim...

I made Linda phone back, so I actually talked to her twice. And later on sister Sue phoned -- just as both of us had fallen asleep. (sigh) So I called her back and explained I was having a bad day. She wanted a chat, but I frankly wasn't up for it.

I think Marilyn is even more tired than I am. I've had chances to sleep while she's been WORKING (of course). And she needs this weekend to refuel.

We had to skip the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the U.S.S. Portland (and our VIP passes for that). But it would have been HOURS and wearing dress uniforms (pretty impossible for me right now) and on our feet and so on. It was supposed to be two hours just to park for the event!

It took ages to get on top of my pain again today. That's the worst pain since before going to emergency and discovering what this all was. I need to try and keep on top of the pain going forward. We both want me to watch the pain meds, but this was ridiculous! I couldn't even sit still I was in so much pain again...

Anyway, after pills and Marilyn treated the skin I was able to enjoy Svengoolie (a Three Stooges movie). Then have a short nap during and after my actual 10:00 p.m. infusion. Which was lovely!

Now I'm ready to head to bed with more pain meds...

I'm in for weeks of this until the worst is over. But I'll endure it. I'm tough.

I need to do social media for a number of dear friends. And write an email to someone (it's important) tomorrow.

Actually, I've been working hard to stay on top of my work-related emails, considering the time of year!!!

And I'm off to bed now. Sweet dreams, everybody!!!
April 22, 2018 (Sunday) 11:08 am (UTC)
Hope you get the rest and feel better!
April 22, 2018 (Sunday) 02:24 pm (UTC)
I hope the encephalitis is under control, Charlie and that the shingles fades quickly because I'm assuming that's where the pain is originating.