Felt like crap most of the day, as I suffered through a couple more fevers and my mouth is increasingly feeling more painful. Swallowing water takes some work. Hopefully I can stick it out for just a few more days when the new stem cells start growing, which should improve the situation.
Johanna, my mom, and Val hung out with me for most of the day. My mom took Val to the airport in the afternoon to catch a flight back to Los Angeles. Johanna stayed with me through the rest of the day and helped me get breakfast, lunch and dinner down. We also walked another 2 miles around the floor.
It's sort of gross to observers, but the little suction wand to clear out all the extra mucous from your mouth really helps. If you can believe it, the jar is almost half full. Disgusting! The purpose of the saline rinse is to help thin it out and make it less acidic, but at this stage of the game I'm producing mucous with a vengeance.
Johanna and I watched a few more episodes of Monk, and we finally caught up on Lost again. I had fallen asleep during one of the recent episodes.
Brian's mom recently sent him my astrology horoscope for the last week, which is totally fascinating and inspiring given my current circumstances:
From the 26th through February 4th, Jupiter Trines Steve’s Pluto, giving him positive energy for regeneration.
"You have a strong desire to reform and remake your life at the cellular level at this time, and you should be striving to improve conditions surrounding you, to renew and to serve as a vehicle for regeneration in your world. Use your personal power to clear up and clean out. Expect to be offered a chance to lead or influence others, so use that influence to help everyone and everything concerned to join together and grow with you.
On the mundane level, this influence coincides with success and tremendous gains in personal resources. On a more humble level, it can give you the chance to straighten out any type of situation in your life that has been source of trouble for you. Widespread success will permeate your life fully."