day 53: Yesterday I continued to be terribly uncomfortably sick. My only movement all day was from the bed to the couch in front of the tv where I alternated between watching HGTV and napping. After not eating for 36 hours, I decided that I should probably try to nibble on something for dinner. Ben gathered up some of my favorites (mmm mashed potatoes) and even though I only ate a little, they made me feel much better. I feel quite lucky to have someone to take care of me.