The last couple of days have seen a lot of improvements. The fatigue is slowly going away, but the big thing for me is that I can taste certain things again. Tangy stuff most of all, like tomato sauces were first. That and Diet Coke, which I believe prompted the return of flavor when I shocked the hell out of my tongue the first time I tried it. Since then more areas of my tongue seem to be waking up. Since that happened I've been trying to force myself to eat regular food to wean myself off the feeding tube.
I had some cereal. Cocoa Krispies, to be specific. I couldn't really taste the cereal and the texture was a bit much, but I was able to finish two bowls. Ice cream with a brownie, almost a whole sloppy joe, some noodle soups, even a little prime rib that Kevin brought home last night. Mostly it was the A-1 that I was tasting, but still, it was so great to be able to taste even just that!
Now I have no excuse to slack off anymore, I guess. Back to work.