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April 29, 2022

Another Day in A Day in the Life

This morning, after basic chores, meals on wheels and a shower, I made the mistake of sitting outside on the bench outside of the building. They were making big-time off color jokes. I did not wi...


April 28, 2022

Of Bear in A Day in the Life

I talked to Bear. They are recommending his first knee replacement. He will be 71 years old in June. They told him that if he had the surgery, he would once again be able to walk. I suggested tha...


April 28, 2022

Changes... in A Day in the Life

I feel as if I have changed over the last several months, perhaps longer. A lot of it, I think has to do with my repeated efforts, over the years to fit in and make friends, only to be rejected, ...


April 27, 2022

Of Tuesday in A Day in the Life

It has been a fruitful day. My case manager from the behavioral health agency took me to pick up my new diabetic tennishoes, which were covered under my Medicaid insurance. My caregiver was here ...


I wrote the exam for the last assignment of module four in my healthcare aide course. I received an overall grade of 84%. My average now stands at 89%. I am onto module five which is Providing Ho...


Somehow, and I am not totally certain how I managed to do it, I was able to break away from all of the drama and bad feelings related to being ousted from and rejected by the building’s clique. S...


April 21, 2022

Of Wednesday in A Day in the Life

Today I went to my PCP’s office to receive my vitamin B12 injection. After that, I saw the neurologist. The MRI came back normal, aside from the dx of sinusitis. From the neurologist’s, I waited ...


I was born in another country, due to my dad being in the service. That much I knew. I knew that when my mother was having me, the umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck, making for a difficul...


April 19, 2022

Of Bear in A Day in the Life

Bear was transported back to the nursing home, and is doing relatively well. :)


April 18, 2022

As of Late in A Day in the Life

Bear’s primary care physician visited him while doing rounds at the hospital. He may be discharged as early as tomorrow. As far as I know, his diagnoses are ulcers and gastritis. I do not know if...


April 18, 2022

Of Sunday in A Day in the Life

He is risen.


April 17, 2022

Secret Project in A Day in the Life

Today I put together treat bags for all of the veterans in the building, for Easter. The treat bags consisted of Hostess King Dons, miniature candy bars and bags of Frito-Lay products. They serve...


April 17, 2022

Bear in A Day in the Life

Bear is on a soft diet. They performed an endoscopy. He has ulcers and inflammation. They are infusing Potassium, iv for dehydration. He was able to tolerate some of his lunch.


April 16, 2022

Update on Bear in A Day in the Life

Bear was admitted to the hospital.


April 16, 2022

Of Bear in A Day in the Life

I was out with my sister, and was sitting in Subway at WAlmart , waiting for my sister to finish her shopping, when I made a few phone calls to find out that Bear had been taken to the local emer...


After my shower and getting dressed, I donned my black button down sweater and sit upon mat and headed down to the gazebo, as I sometimes feel as if I am peoples’ way. I had a very nice, early mo...


I spoke w/ my nurse practitioner, this morning. We had a good appointment. She did not make any changes. I had a very good afternoon w/ my caregiver. I saw a bedbug this morning, so I stripped th...


Yesterday morning, I went for physical therapy. They have a very warm vat of paraffin. I was asked to wash and dry my hands, and then was asked to dip my hand in the paraffin 8 times. After that ...


April 13, 2022

Hello! in A Day in the Life

I have been having some pretty good days.....


April 12, 2022

Of Monday in A Day in the Life

Physical therapy is going well.


I had to take off my wrist cast to move through my morning routine, then put it back on after my shower. I went outside three times, today. I got to talk to some of the other tenants. The clique ...


Off of her regular hours, my caregiver went shopping for me. I am good to go for a good while. After we put everything away, she completed her chores and we watched tv. There will be a two week p...


April 08, 2022

Changes. in A Day in the Life

You realize that you are changing when you do not socialize as you used to. I do not think that it is all myself. It is not that I have retreated into a shell or anything. There are just some peo...


April 08, 2022

God. in A Day in the Life

I am putting it all in your hands, Dear Lord Jesus. I am not strong enough to handle it all on my own. Thank you for bringing a caregiver to me. Thank you for what I am able to do. Thank you for ...


Ambulation is not yet a problem. My caregiver is going to go to the store for me tomorrow, after she finishes her shift. She is allowed to do it. I cleared it with my nurse at the home care agenc...


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