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Bear told me that, due to the nighttime symptoms, he is basically up at night, and sleeping most of the day, except to wake up to have his meals and beverages. He feels that the extra-strength Ty...


Bear had a bad time of it, last night. The muscle spasms, arthritic discomfort and incontinence episodes, are causing him to experience sleep deprivation on a nightly basis. Bear told me that the...


My day started off at 4 am, and in a very bad way. I felt out of bed. I fell down on my right side. The airbed is over 2 feet of of the ground. I must have fallen off of the side of the bed due t...


Bear gave me a good suggestion. He told me that I should phone the alternate behavioral health agency, in Weirton to ask if they offer case management services. Bear suggested that, if the other ...


Bear used to be a Prose Box diarist. He told me that, at one point he was no longer able to access Prose Box, as a diarist. Would any of you know how he would be able to once again be an active d...


I have been journaling since I was 10 years old. My mother always bought me a journal for Christmas that came with a lock and key. Ever since last week’s severe thunderst...


I phoned the behavioral health agency and asked for my case manager’s extension. I was put through to her voicemail. I left a message inquiring about the status of the agency’s helping me with my...


July 24, 2022

Of Sunday in A Day in the Life

For lunch, I baked a supreme pizza that I purchased from Schwann’s . It was pretty good. I ate two large pieces, then wrapped up the rest and put it in the refrigerator. My caregive...


July 23, 2022

Of Saturday in A Day in the Life

After having gotten up earlier than usual, yesterday in order that I would be ready for my landlord and the exterminator, I decided to catch some extra sleep, this morning. So...


July 22, 2022

Earlier On... in A Day in the Life

Late, this morning, while waiting for the arrival of the exterminator, I watched a movie that I had previously bought on Xfinity (my cable provider). It stars Nancy McKeon and Veronica Hamel. Whi...


July 22, 2022

Exterminator in A Day in the Life

This morning, the exterminator is due to arrive to assess the status of the bedbug infestation. Several days ago, I saw a very lively and blood-filled bedbug in my bathtub. I killed it and flushe...


I was writing over on Open Diary, however I had great difficulty in trying to submit my billing information. That having been said, I have cancelled my membership over at Open Diary. I did not in...


July 14, 2022

Thursday in A Day in the Life

This afternoon, I went to the library to read. My therapist wants me to go out, so I did. I am reading a book on Loretta Lynn’s life. We are in for some very humid weather here, in the Upper Ohio...


July 11, 2022

Anticipating in A Day in the Life

I have been thinking about what tomorrow is going to bring. Maintenance is supposed to be coming to get the futon sofa. It is full of bedbugs. My caregiver is going shopping for me, then we have ...


This morning, I took the final exam for my course. The grade for my exam brought my average to 90%, which qualifies my graduating with highest honors (after my financial obligation is met). Than...


July 09, 2022

Dear Diary, in A Day in the Life

Hello, my friend. I am going to bake some large breaded shrimp that I bought from the Schwann’s truck, in the oven. They are so good with cocktail sauce or another type of dipping sauce, such as ...


I have completely finished the required reading and studying for my course in Healthcare Aide. All that I have left to do is to write the final exam for assignment three of module 5 and meet my f...


I am waiting for a pharmacy delivery. After that, I am going to read. It will take me to a totally different place. Even though it is the text book for my healthcare aide course, it will give me ...


My oldest sister is coming up on Saturday. I have a gift bag for her. I bought a framed picture for her companion in Tennessee. I am giving her two cookbooks, because she and her friend enjoy coo...


I did not really celebrate the 4th of July. I was unable to walk the distance to and from the downtown area, where they had the parade, followed by a street fair. I did, however see film clips of...


I hope that all of you have an awesome 4th of July weekend! :)


June 28, 2022

Tuesday in A Day in the Life

My early morning consisted of trying to get my apartment in order, and give my latrine a good cleaning, because I put in that work order. I didn’t get to shower because I thought they were going ...


Short of writing “duplicate” entries, I will say that a lot has been going on, and it has not been pretty. You can read about it over on Open Diary, if you wish in my most recent entry. ...


June 25, 2022

Saturday in A Day in the Life

It has been a basically good Saturday. Sister is coming up for a visit, one day soon. Bear has been acting like he has found some type of distraction. I do not know how long I will put up with it...


June 24, 2022

Of My Course in A Day in the Life

I finished the chapter on body mechanics and positioning. The next chapter deals with personal care skills. I am on the home stretch of my course. My goal is to finish the course before the end o...


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