I've decided that the weakness that I'm experiencing all the time, but particularly when I stand, is due to the fact that I'm still, explosively and without much warning, shitting liquid frequently throughout the day and night, as I have been since I had my operation. Obviously, if you have diarrhoea you are going to feel weak. So, I went to the Pharmacy around one thirty and bought some Imodium. The temperature at SuperU was 27 degrees, so another very hot day.
The first time I took Imodium was years ago again when I'd come out of hospital after an operation with the same symptoms. I had a friend with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and she took two Imodium on a daily basis always. She brought some round to me - they were only available on prescription in those days - and I took one. I didn't shit for ten days.
Bearing this in mind, I took just half a tablet to start with, although the maximum dose per day is three tablets. Hopefully, once my bowels are under control things will get much better. Not a pleasant subject, but part of the experience so I thought I should share it.
I cooked my chicken casserole yesterday morning after Libby had prepared the veggies. Had some early afternoon and it went down well - not a large portion obviously, but it was tasty. Had it with lots of the liquid, like a chunky soup really.
This morning my bowels had not improved so I took a whole Imodium and will wait to see what happens with that.
Friends from Bowls came round in the middle of the day. It was great to see them and have a good chat. They brought me a lovely lavender for the garden - one of my favourite plants.
Went shopping later in the afternoon. There's no semi-skimmed milk in the supermarket. It's always a problem at this time of year when holidaymakers are here buying up the stock. Bought bread and ate most of the ham sandwich I made for tea - the rest was destined for the bird table.