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One Year Later: Reflections on Nursing Home Placement, etc.

Posted by djs202 in djs202's Blog, 31 October 2014 - - - - - - · 6 views

I do believe today marks the day, one year ago, when Lauren fell in our bathroom once again and began the painful journey through yet one more hospitalization, acute rehab, skilled rehab, and ultimate nursing home placement. It was a second compression fracture in his back that made him unable to come home. He spent November in a skilled unit trying to he...

finally going back to work

Posted by lmctrouble in Lynda's thoughts, 31 October 2014 - - - - - - · 8 views

I actually wanted to go back last week but the return to work note didn't have a specific date of return on it so HR wouldn't let me go back. And of course the doctor was on vacation so it couldn't get sorted out until today. I received a call from HR today saying I was approved to go back to work starting Monday - I told them that due to the nature of...

Where has the time gone?

Posted by Broken247 in Broken247's Blog, 30 October 2014 - - - - - - · 23 views

It is hard to believe that 15 years ago today I met my soul mate. He is the man who has changed my life and the way I was living my life. He has taught me to give of myself, put others first and always do more for someone else than yourself. I am not sure how I became so lucky to have this man come into my life.

We were only together for not even two mon...

Like swimming thrugh seaweed

Posted by SassyBetsy in SassyBetsy's Blog, 30 October 2014 - - - - - - · 28 views

We went to a pumpkin patch where I had sat my infants surrounded by pumpkins and took a picture with a camera that used film and the kids don't even know what film is lol. And later wheelbarrow photos with them crammed in with pumpkins. We go every year and buy some food in the shop there like peanut brittle and apple butter that is to die for. forget my...

Great trip, then comes the "stuff"

Posted by GeorgeLesley in Gizmo, Gadget Guy, 29 October 2014 - - - - - - · 29 views

Lesley, the dogs, and I just finished a 7,600 mile six week trip in our RV. We started here in MN, then went to ND, SD, WY, MT, ID and then back to MN. we spent the most time in Idaho and absolutely loved it. We started at the north end near Bonners Ferry and just zig zagged down to the southern part. 4 of the 6 weeks of the trip were spent in Idaho. We...

And So Here We Are

Posted by RonA in RonA's Blog, 28 October 2014 - * * * * * · 65 views

Dorothy and I always expected to someday be geezers, confined to rocking chairs, sipping good wine and coasting through the twilight of our lives while basking in the afterglow of wonderful memories acquired over many years of marriage. We had been quite young when we got married by a city hall justice of the peace and despite all odds managed to stay tog...

being caregiver is such a hard job

Posted by achandra in achandra's Blog, 27 October 2014 - - - - - - · 51 views

Since I am blog junkie I am always reading blogs, and reading all caregivers blogs gives me perspective about what caregivers go through even when they don't share their thoughts & emotions. I know my husband is one of those caregiver who will never tell me what he is experiencing by living with survivor who lately dump everything on him when I get ov...

day85 10.26.2014 Grandma had proper lunch at the table!

Posted by Cipeko in Cipeko's Blog, 26 October 2014 - - - - - - · 38 views

Hello all,

I haven't been to grandma for more than a week now...not that I'm very busy or anything but just couldn't. Well, my mom was there today and she told me that grandma was really happy to take a shower via my mom's help. Mom made her sit on a plastic chair and then she took a proper shower, her first after 85days...she had her stroke in the sho...

Still Confused

Posted by johnk6749 in johnk6749's Blog, 25 October 2014 - - - - - - · 50 views

Mom and I had a good week. The visiting nurse and PT started this week. We talked a lot and things generally went well. There is confusion mixed with the talk, but otherwise it was okay.

Yesterday she wanted to go outside because it was a nice day. I took her up to our mail station in the wheelchair to get the mail. Everything was okay when we got back....

Buttwiping 101 and Other Lessons

Posted by srademacher in spacie1's Blog, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 85 views

I thought all caregivers knew and understood the importance of keeping the skin clean and free of sores, scrapes, scratches, etc., but apparently it's not as important to some as to others. I have had to repeatedly remind the caregiver to make sure Gary gets wiped clean after having a BM on her shift. There is nothing worse than putting him to bed at...

The Fear Of Falling

Posted by ajcee in ajcee's Blog, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 75 views

Greater than Erica Jong's “The Fear of Flying,” should be the “Fear of Falling,” which should concern every stroke survivor on blood thinner medication. Many individuals have met with fatal results from a fall that would have been shucked-off by someone not on the medication. This is especially true of the elderly.

The slightest bump will precipitate a h...

a renovated life

Posted by HostSue in Sue's Sentiments, 22 October 2014 - - - - - - · 78 views

a renovated life I have been renovating my life. I have been building new bridges between me and some of the people that were sidelined by Ray's long illness and his subsequent death. It is not an easy process. A lot of people thought I should have paid him less attention and gone on with my life. One of those people is my older son. I am sure the rocky relationship we ha...

Hello, did a good deed ti weekend

Posted by englishlady in englishlady's Blog, 19 October 2014 - - - - - - · 44 views

Hello every one, have not been on stroke net like I do every day , got a bug on my computer. Do people not have better things to do? So I am using my grandkids one, funny how they want to use it when I get on!

So Saturday I got up very early, got husband out of bed I don't drive and went to help with an Alzheimer's walk. It felt so good for me...

I sure have missed blogging!

Posted by Tinamomof2 in Tinamomof2's Blog, 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 53 views

It was 2 weeks ago today, I buried my Mother at the age of 72. I am so happy for her and so sad for me. The last year of mom's life she was mostly sick or just too tired to do anything. I am glad she is out of pain and in Heaven, but I really miss her so much. Still in shock I had a stroke last year at the age of 46 and a year later I lose my mom. I thou...

My Knee is Healing Slowly Supposed to Get Therapy for Walking This Week

Posted by fking in fking's Blog, 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 60 views

I hope they hurry and show up so I can start learning how to walk again but so far no one has shown up. I still got the lady from another service to help me with dressing so I need now the walking therapy!!

Half Lap Cat!!

Posted by lwisman in Lin's Musings, 15 October 2014 - - - - - - · 62 views

It’s fall. The Halloween decorations are showing up in my neighborhood. When I take to the streets for a walk at 6:30am it is still dark outside. I leave on the porch light. As I walk around the neighborhood at first I am setting off motion detectors. By the time I get home (45 mins later) it is light. I am enjoying the change in light! This morning it wa...

Not so positive...

Posted by JeriB in Dad's Journey (JeriB), 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 69 views

It's been an odd few weeks since the last entry. I've been keeping a log and sharing with my sister so she's kept in the loop as well.

10-7-14 - After work: While walking the lake, Dad asked about how hanging works. I asked how that idea came up and commented about Nuremberg. I asked if there was trivia question at day center that started that, he...

Never give up

Posted by Pearls in When your soul dies, 14 October 2014 - - - - - - · 69 views

Many ups and downs but i always go to therapy and i always give it my all and something extra. Sometimes i give up on full recovery but never on improving where i am today. The difference between try and triumph is the umph. If i don't recover it will not be for lack of trying it will be because that's all there is. I'm not happy with that but that's...

Marathon Sunday

Posted by DaveO in DaveO's Blog, 11 October 2014 - - - - - - · 50 views

This was THE day. October 5th. Marathon Sunday. The Twin Cities Marathon. The most beautiful urban marathon. I trained all summer for this day. I knew I would finish the marathon. I wasn’t prepared for how hard the start would be. I stood waiting with thousands of other runners in Corral 1. The announcer asked for a show of hands if this was your first ma...

I am trying new things!

Posted by Grannyjudymac72 in Grannyjudymac72's Blog, 03 October 2014 - - - - - - · 95 views

It's been a while since I have blogged, and not because I haven't wanted to, but mostly because I have been too tired. I think the past three months finally caught up with me this past couple of weeks. I am usually not tired more than maybe a day here or a day there, but this past week I have been exhausted more than usual. I believe it's a combination...



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