Didn’t have much to say until now because I came here on a weekend when much of the staff is off. Things really start hopping around here on Monday! Physical therapists and doctors and occupational therapists and activities coordinators popping in an out all day long. I’ve had three therapy sessions so far and it’s looking very good for a Saturday release date. Which means we would get back to C-U in time to see the Soul Miners show!
Meanwhile I’ve been OK’d for getting around on my own with the help of a walker, and will probably be getting my own walker to bring home along with a couple other equipment aids.
“Home” is going to be Heidi’s home for a while. It’s safer than my tiny house with three cats roaming around, and Heidi will be able to watch over me — she’s really good at that! — and be there as needed.
One of our first tasks will be to buy some tops that close in front instead of going on over the head. With this protective collar around my neck (it’s the newest space alien look) and the difficulty in putting up my arms, most of my sweaters and other tops are inappropriate.
Meanwhile, I’m going to be reading “God Loves Laughter” to whatever residents would like to hear it, tonight and, if they are interested, every night till I leave. I’ve read that book to so many people in nursing home situations and listeners always find it a wonderful blend of humor and deep thought about God and His Messengers. So as soon as I realized I was going to be here my brain automatically made the association with the book, and Susan Engle kindly bought a copy for me.
I don’t know what my longer term plan is yet. My care manager at CTCA is coordinating oncology appointments and surgery information, and I expect I’ll be coming back up here a couple times in the next 2-3 weeks and resuming cancer treatment in another week or so.
This is a good place to be. I’m grateful it was here when I needed it.