My Journey: Monday, October 21, 2019-Gil Drugs, Walmart Walk, Leaking Bag, Gas, And Garlic

Today I slept in until 9:00 a.m., getting about 8-1/2 hours of sleep. I want to start going to bed earlier, but if I go back to working evenings I’ll be going to bed and waking up late anyway. However, I do have a few doctor appointments in Indy the next few weeks where I will need to get up around 7:00 a.m.

I went to Gil Drugs today to pick up the 4″x4″ 12-ply gauze sponges they ordered for me a couple days ago. They had them waiting for me by the cash register. I must confess, these people take good care of you and do what they say. I really like them.

Since I was already in Valparaiso I went to the Valpo Walmart for my daily walk as it was raining outside at the time. I walked around the store at a pretty good pace for me for 30 minutes without a cart or someone to keep an eye on me. I think it is time to push my walking time up to 40 minutes for the next few walks. I think I might want to work my way up to about an hour, which would be about 6 or 7 times around Walmart at today’s pace.

When I got home I relaxed a little on the couch and watched some TV. I noticed my clothes were wet to the right center of my front. The seal on my urostomy bag began leaking. I will have to go to changing my urostomy bag every 3 days instead of every 4 to avoid this. Being active and then sitting in certain positions seems to work the seal loose. Thankfully it was only a slow drip.

As for the gas, I know this may be gross to you, but for someone who needed 3 weeks and 3 attempts to get my stomach and intestines working right again it is an important step of progress. Starting yesterday, and more so today, I have finally been able to pass gas and tell the difference beforehand so I didn’t have to make a beeline for the toilet just in case. Yay!

Finally, I planted some silver white garlic in one of my 4’x4′ raised garden beds (I have two). My almost 6 year old grandson, Kaiden, planted 16 cloves of garlic with me. He enjoys gardening, especially planting, watering, and harvesting. He helps with pretty much everything though.

Thank you for reading my blog today.

Be blessed!

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