41 = the number of cm the wound is from end to end
52= the number of staples removed from said wound today
2 = the number of district nurses arriving at my house today to remove said staples
54367 = the number of calories I burnt cleaning the bedroom and bathroom and stairs and lounge and kitchen and front garden because of the district nurse visit
0 = the amount of district nurses going in my bedroom or bathroom
10 = days after the operation
4 = the times of day I dole out painkillers
16 = approximate times I'm in the kitchen preparing meals and drinks for the recoveree
2 = naps taken by him in the day
1 = hole in lower tummy from drainage tube
4 = cm ish where the wound is open and bled a little after the staples were removed. It's right on his waist and we've to keep an eye on it
50 - pence piece - if the open bit oozes more than the size of a 50p piece we've to ring for help
2 = weeks on sick note by doc at the hospital. Bloody ridiculous because it means I've to faff about ringing the GP surgery to get another one.
As for the general what's it like to have him home?
Well, he struggles to get comfy in bed and in the chair. His appetite has returned. You can tell when it's time for then next painkillers and he's tired. He can't concentrate for long on stuff. But looking back to a week ago..massively improved. Day by day he's getting there.
Till the next time....