I’ve wasted a lot of time in a hospital, and finally have been transferred a skilled nursing facility.
They are working on the to increase my strength with daily PT. The goal is to get me strong enough to live at home independently, and ultimately strong enough to survive the next course of Chemotherapy.
Who knows how long this will take?
I am weak, and think of you all every day.
And I miss my blog routine.
But, one thing at a time.
My thanks to you you all for continuing to come back here. I appreciate your support.
We’ve all wondered that, haven’t we? (especially after listening to ♫My Fair Lady♫?!)
Seriously, on a more earthly fashion, there are differences.
Witness THIS maker of equality…
While I have known a number of woman who have demonstrated their proclivity to ‘void’ in the wildness,
this device seems to take it up a notch!
How do I know about such a device? Knowledgeable women have shared such info with me.
And now, with age and infirmity, sometimes, I’ve a need for such a device! 😦
(fortunately, the come in pink, lavender, and – for the girl/guy on the go – KHAKI !)
(PS – I get NOTHING. FTC, go away!)
Well, I’ve broken on through – the first of four chemo sessions (with week three OFF), session one ostensibly the worst! Or at least the longest…
0730 to 0430 yesterday (Tuesday).
Two different flavors, plus the anti-nausea meds (which had the worst of the side-effects thus far!)
We’ll see what’s in store NEXT Tuesday…
Meanwhile, I’m experiencing light nausea – and my meds are downstairs. (Be prepare
Oh well, live and learn…
I sometimes get frustrated with the ‘stuff of life’. I’m disabled, on a small disability income, my 15-year old Oldsmobile is more or less parked for lack of funds for needed repairs, and with my disabilities regarding walking, standing or even sitting it is sometimes difficult or painful. And a little less than two years ago I lost my home of 18 years.
Yes, sometimes I whine about other stuff, too.
BUT, I try to keep a stiff upper lip. And keep chipping away at those things that I can do something about.
My stand-alone desktop computer has been waylayed for a little over a month. For most folks having their home computer not functioning correctly is an annoyance, but in the grand scheme of things it’s not that big a deal.
BUT, not being very ambulatory, and now even less mobile, it became readily apparent my computer is a window to the outside world. My email, and 3-year-old blog being it’s primary functions. I can talk back to the TV, but it rarely responds.
FORTUNATELY, my roommate J loaned me an old laptop she wasn’t using for me to keep up with the day’s events and continue to publish my blog (such as it is) daily, as I’ve done since March 6, 2011.
For this I am forever grateful.
Being less-than-competent with regard to computer/Internet stuff, I’ve not been able to diagnose the problem with my computer, determine if it was even repairable, or what the cost might be.
J left town to visit her daughter and become a tourist for the holiday weekend, and I’m left as the dog wrangler again. This is okay, because I love the dogs (and the cat – more or less) and it gives me more time to try to move files to the laptop and play at fixing my old computer.
I DID IT!
Somehow, something inadvertently changed a couple of settings (not me!) – I changed them back (with about 100 missteps in the interim) and now the computer connects to the Internet, again!!
I’m using my original machine to write this!
This may not be watching a rose bloom, or being in love, or a new car, but DAMN I’m pleased!
Time will tell.
No, this is NOT a review of the TV show.
(I am not a regular viewer, nor a fan.)
It’s basically a send-up of the STAR TREK universe, with funny jokes and social commentary.
But the last episode (Majority Rule) was a cutting indictment of social media (Facebook, Democracy, anyone?)
The explorers visit a society wherein everyone at age eighteen they get a mandatory badge, containing a green up arrow and a red down one.
Any passers-by may choose to press one – or not.
Too many RED (usually do to some social faux paux) eventually gets one ‘reprogrammed’ (essentially lobatomized) . Escapees are killed.
Think Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery .
I unfortunately have friends who think The Electoral College should be eliminated in favor of Majority Vote. Resulting in a Ca./Ny national policy and leadership, undoubtedly.
Not only so they not understand history or The Constitution.
I would like them to watch this episode.
(Okay, you may now press my button.)
So, I scheduled to begin chemotherapy today. In a rather convoluted manner.
My oncologist applied for assistance, which meant Day 1, Friday was covered. I had to pay /day 2 – next Friday.
Week three was a week off!
And there was the Fourth Friday, which was covered again by insurance.
Then I was fully covered though the end of the year!
Obviously, I’m changing insurance next year for a lower catastrophic deductable!
The fly in the ointment? We’ve nor yet heard back from the assistance!
So were postponed until Tuesday!
It’s always something…