March 31, 2020

WATER


           
How are we holding up?  I was thinking that my frequent phone calls to George for help were too much.  The bed Is broken again.  He brings water.  Why water?  I’ve broken two water bottles this week.  I hope my constant requests for help don’t weigh too heavily on him.

March 29, 2020

Owls and other small things


Only three people walk the main center aisle of this home.  The aides insist this is because of the virus.  They act angry when I want to walk.  Gosh.  If I went back to the other nursing home, I bet I couldn’t walk there either.

So what am I doing.  Watching Animal Planet...owls in one episode today, typing here, getting dressed, eating their food stuffs…the deserts and soups are good, and reading.  I am so grateful that I can read again.  I have a box full of Elvis Cole’s adventures and the historical volume “Hidden Places.”  Fascinating stuff.  I know I have read them before, but that last volume I read scared me to death.  Then there is “ Free,, free, free…”  We already have our rebates and deposited them.  George wants me to stand up and sit down every five minutes.  It’s a struggle as I am wider than my chairs and so get stuck.

And going to a AA meeting using ZOOM.  I used to run a program called  MIRC…ZOOM is smoother.  I don’t care that everyone knows I am in the Program, G cares.  He has bushels  of friends who don’t know him personally, but he worries.  Me…I have recorded in detail my many drunks in my older journals.  Everybody already knows my sins.
           




March 26, 2020

MEDS


Another  day of tidbits here:
My BP was way too high each of the five times they took it today.  200something over 110maybe.  I know I am not getting all my meds.  No aspirin for the heart.        
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  • Himself:  Putting up with me all day on the phone.
  • Myself:  Directed the maintenance person to hang art.
  • Photo:  Sorry.
  • Reading:  Finished two National G’s.
  • Gratitude’s:  That I have G.< I>

  • March 25, 2020

    VIRUS


    ·       As I did when my kids were small, my eldest daughter has created an extended family.  One member of her family has the virus.  In a way, it’s a good thing her work is closed for she and daughter Zoe are home now for the duration.
    ·       George has downloaded the program everyone is using as all meetings are online.  He sent me a copy of the program and it will be very good for me to go too.
    ·       One major reason I am in this home is to encourage me to stand up and get things done.  I couldn’t get standing this morning.  I just couldn’t.  My aide tugged gently on my pants repeaating “One, two, three,’ futilely.  It would have been funny if it had not been so sad.
    ·       I have become readdicted to the Harry Potter movies.  I won’t tell you how late I stayed up last night, awfully late, and now as I type this that awful pink wizard is harassing Harry.  A new book or movie must be coming out.
    ·       Now I too am going to download that new program.  It’s easy he tells me.

    March 22, 2020

    EMAIL


    Finally I got to my email:
    ·       Thank you Katy for the lovely note.
    ·       It’s good that the Balboa Park museums are closed.  There has been one person announcing that  the park is open.
    ·       It’s sad to know
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    • Himself:  At home downloading a  new game.
  • Myself:  The last two Sunday’s I did nothing. Today at least I got out of bed.
  • Photo:  Sorry.
  • Reading:  I do have a book tho I  opened it to look at the illustrations.
  • Gratitude’s:  Today they are sending for the EMT’s< I>

  • March 21, 2020

    AGAIN


    Lots of love to George.  I had a visiting nurse this morning, and the nurse called and talked to G first.  Hmmmmm.  So when the nurse got to me this afternoon, he focused on my edemic legs….with tons of advice.

    Yes, I spent the afternoon with my legs raised higher than my heart.
                              
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    • Himself:  At home downloading a  new game.
  • Myself:  Today I fell again.  Slowly off my bed.  With both walkers sliding  away right in front o of me.
  • Photo:  Sorry.
  • Reading:  I do have a book and lots of magazines.
  • Gratitude’s:  Today they are sending for the EMT’s< I>


  • March 20, 2020

    FALLING


     That’s me, falling.   I fell rather spectacularly at Mercy Hospital this week.  As I snuck into a bathroom, the small latch gave out unwantedly, and I slid to the floor unceremoniously. Did that today too out in the hall.  No damage.

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