We had another long day at clinic today, mostly spent waiting to see my doctor. I didn't get cut loose due to...low magnesium. It actually went down a little, again. I've been advised to bump my consumption up to 12,000 milligrams a day. Hello imodium. My doctor also speculated that I might just be one of those people who needs to absorb the mineral through food. I've been eating cashews on a daily basis to help bump up my levels, but now I'll have to plan menus around foods that are high in magnesium. Unfortunately, these are usually foods that bring out the picky eater in Chris. Rather, I should say that the foods that appeal to me definitely do not appeal to Chris. Think dark, leafy greens like spinach and collard greens. I'll just have to eat the lion's share on my own.
The good news is that the list of foods is pretty extensive, so we'll figure it out.
My doctor is anticipating letting me go late next week. She also mentioned taking my catheter out after we get everything in order. I'm all for that. Since we were planning on staying through next week I'm not disheartened about the delay. At least I'm still here planning ways to cause trouble for the world at large. :)