Hi there Phoebe,
I have tried Meals on Wheels, but it made me sick - lots of processed foods, and I'm guessing they slipped in some foods I'm sensitive / allergic to, even though they had clear instructions not to - so try to stick it out by myself for as long as I can. Fortunately, I always try to keep a few weeks ahead with groceries, so the only thing I'll get desperate for (soon) is some fresh fruit & veg, and maybe some bread... which I *can* make myself if I have to...
the pain meds, I recommend ringing up the hospital and asking for more. I've been in the system a long time, Phoebe; I've seen far too many instances of doctors discharging patients with inadequate meds, simply because they didn't bother to do the maths to calculate how many pills would be needed. If you ring them now, you may be able to get a script
and fresh supplies before the weekend. Don't feel bad about
hassling them - *they* should feel bad about
discharging you with insufficient pain relief.
I agree with you about
them being clueless about
A seton replacement can be fine or can be painful. The last one they did - the one that fell out - I was fine and felt as if they'd done nothing; the one before that I was black and blue for a week. This one is pretty sore, but manageable with Endone.
I've heard of a cutting seton but don't have one myself. I think f/c may have had one, though?
'xcuse rambling. I'm still pretty woozy.
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