I just had to take a minute and write about some things that happened today. First, I sat next to a man in the cooking demo today (yes, I can be around food now without it bothering me!) who has been fasting for 25 days!!! He’s doing 35 days total so he’s on the final stretch. I was telling him about my pain and he said he had the same thing happen to him around day 10 ( I guess I’m an overachiever 😂😂) and that one night he literally thought he was going to die. He encouraged me to stick it out because it does go away.
The second thing I wanted to share was that there is an intern here named Renae. She was the one to do rounds yesterday afternoon and brought me extra ice packs to try to help with the pain. She was also on-call last night. She is currently sitting in the courtyard on a personal phone call. I was doing laps (trying to get those toxins to move faster out of my body!) and she stopped me to ask how I was feeling. She was still on her phone call but asked the person she was taking to to hang on so she could talk to me. They genuinely care about how you’re doing here. It’s so refreshing to have medical personnel actually be interest and concerned about your health and well-being instead of my regular doctor asking how I’m doing and not listening to the answer. It started raining pretty hard so I had to cut my laps short. So it’ll be a relaxing afternoon of movies or instructional DVD’s!