Just a few weeks ago I was able to walk and take care of myself but gradually I became less active with walking becoming more of a struggle. There was no obvious reason and we did not address it.
Then on the fateful Friday I collapsed. I am now lying on a bed with restricted movement. I can move my arms and head but sitting up is a challenge – I can really only do that with the help of the bed. I can hardly move my legs which are very heavy. With assistance I can be dragged off the bed and stand up with support but not for long. Sitting anywhere (other than lying on the bed) is painful because of swollen accoutrements. Various bags empty various organs!
What I don’t understand is why. Apart from the reducing mobility I was finding eating difficult often throwing up and with no appetite. We’re these unrelated or not? What was lurking in the background but I had forgotten about was the prostate cancer. Was that the cause of all my ills? Or how much was down to the pneumonia or sepsis or my diabetes going out of control?