Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 30th

Hello, All!

I hope your new year is getting off to a good start.  Mine?  Well, not so much.

Friendship Retirement Community staff managed somehow to drop me a few days ago and, apparently, the back of my head made contact with the metal sidebar of my bed, since there was a smear of blood there.  Fortunately, there was no real damage - just a trip to Memorial Hospital in the middle of the night and another "heart attack" experience for Tracy.  X-Rays revealed no damage and I went back to the "comfort" of my own bed shortly thereafter.

Now back to the word apparently: Since I can offer no assistance to the aides as they get me up or lower me back into bed, they use a lift for this undertaking.  How do you drop someone from a lift? Apparently, poor training or lack of attention.  Or both? Oh, well!  Just another day in the life of a resident in this place.

Here's a recent picture. I'm sleeping a lot lately but wide awake for this photo shot. Guess it's the cold weather.

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Love to all,

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year

Friday, January 9, 2015

Hello, All!  I'm baaaaaaack!

Not the Best Picture in the World, but I'm AWAKE!
After sleeping through my birthday party, and for the  most part of the following two weeks, Tracy became alarmed and started the magic fried chicken liver diet.  It worked.  24 Hours later, I'm awake and talking - even answering Yes and NO questions.

Tracy also asked for a UTI exam, in case that happened to be the problem, but people here at Friendship Retirement Community are slow to respond - if they ever do.

It's hard to predict when I'm going to be alert, but my family is grateful every time they see my eyes open and expression on my face.

Blessings to all!