04/13/2002: Friday March 29 I went with the lactulose-syrup from 30 ml to 15 ml a day, with the hope that I can leave it one day.
After 1 week taking 15 ml lactulose-sirop instead of 30 ml I went back to 30 ml. Apparently I went too fast, because that same week I again had constipation.
Since the diet I am terribly tired, so tired that Henk has to help me with everything. He has to take me by my legs to lift me up and place the cover under my ass, just like you lift a baby by his feet to put him a diaper on. Then Henk has to spread my legs to place the urinary, then push my legs together, putting the quilt over me and eventually push on my bladder and wait till I am done. After that the whole ritual starts over again, but this time the other way around. I can barely speak, watch TV and work on the pc. Most of the time I am just staring in front of me.
04/25/2002: On Monday 6 May I will get my injection, so we have to go to Maastricht again. Before, during and after the EPD treatment you have to stay away from certain things and odours, because you have a big chance that you will become allergic to those things and odours. This means that from Sunday 5 May till Wednesday 8 May I have to stay upstairs without my cats and pc, luckily I may watch TV and listen to spoken books (audio books?). Henk puts an overall ready in the hall together with some slippers, so that he can get dressed quickly when I need help upstairs or want something to eat or so. He can't come upstairs with his usual clothes, because there can be some cat hair on it. Because we absolutely don't want to risk that I become allergic to cats we play it safe this way. Luckily it is for only 4 days, but it will be 4 long and lonely days because Henk can't stay with me upstairs 'cause we can't leave Duvelke (see my Dutch Catsite) alone yet in the living room. I really don't look forward to it. I just hope that all this misery will not be for nothing.
It look likes the extreme exhaustion, which I suffer from since the diet, is getting less and less. I am extremely happy with this, because it hasn't been easy the past weeks. Now just hoping for more and more slowly improvement.
It feels like I am healthy again, such a big difference it is between the exhaustion from the diet and the exhaustion before the diet. Of course I am not healthy, but it is a huge difference. Before the diet the exhaustion felt so terrible that I thought that I couldn't stand it for many years, but now after the exhaustion of the diet, the exhaustion from before the diet seems nothing anymore... do you still understand it a bit?
It's today Saturday 27 April and I will update my site in a minute. That's why I want to mention here that, after 2 days of being much less exhausted, I am today unfortunately again as exhausted as before... I just hope that today is just a bad day and that tomorrow will be better again.