Friday, June 24, 2016

The Big Dose or News from the Nursing Home

Every night
She is screaming loudly for her mother. And for her son "Mama, Joe...Where are you?"  She is in her 80's. Her Mama is surely well gone as is this lady's mind.  I drown out her crying with the the hum of my little blue sewing machine.  It is all set up in my rehab room in order to save my soul. My daughter brought the. Small machine along with a bag of random 2.5 inch scraps.   A jelly roll seemed like the easiest non thinking project for my rehabilitation , don't you think??..

The excruciating knee surgery pain has subsided. Tbtg and I am slowly starting to heal,, slowly..I said!!
What has kept me longer has been the wound I sustained at the wedding. Can u believe that.???
A wound doctor was called in to debreed. The 7 week old wound. I will have to follow up with when I am discharged. Omg. Still another thing.
From the other night came
The wearing thin of this nursing home. I am not my own keeper. The nurse told me that she brings fresh water around at 5:30 am.  It was 8pm at the time of my request.  I asked her to be sure to bring my pain meds at 2am even if I was asleep.  No mam, was the answer. You are not in pain, if you are asleep. It is now 3:15 am. 30 minutes into my pain medication request of pain medication scheduled
for 2....
I am in pain.
 The nurse,s. Answer:  Sometimes a pill doesn't fix it ,you just have to work through it.  I said maybe the head nurse can help us out. She said. I am the head nurse. 
And so it goes on the rehab ward of the brand new, high end Pavillion at Brightmore in Charlotte,NC

I had planned on a. Visitor tonight at 6. When it was cancelled, I was not lonely.  For in wheeled Ms A ,  thinking that my room may be cozier than her own
My Knee pain and I are saying the serenity prayer as we continue to wait for Hydrocodone that was scheduled  .forever ago. 1.hope it comes with prune juice as all of this  is. royal pain in the patoot,!
I have brought with me the quilt that I made from the Mr s shirts. I sleep under that at night to keep me safe. I miss him so. Some times the tears get confused and do not know which place they are coming from.

The good news is that I am going home on Sunday,!!
I am going home with Home Health for my wound and PT and OT,,,on a walker, etc
The gratitude thing....Friends. Friends. Friends.   Visits, cards, presents, emails , meals hugs and more.  LOVE
I have made new friends here...lol and unlike many here, I get to be going home
I have a small I-pad here so it is hard for me to figure out pictures and formatting. I just wanted to give you all a shoutout ....I am alive and sewing and healing
Xxxooo



8 comments:

ES said...

Thanks for putting up an update, you've been in my thoughts all week. I am sure the pain is pretty awful. And having to wait for nurses to remember you is really a test in patience. The sewing sounds good, and the new friends sounds good too :)

Paula Harrison said...

Glad you are journeying home!! Take care😉😉

Paula Harrison said...

Glad you are journeying home!! Take care😉😉

m. said...

So glad you will soon be home. And very glad to know you have Mr Q'Quilts quilt for comfort. Thank you for making the effort to update us.

Rhonda said...

There's no place like home!! Prayers & warm thoughts are floating your way from your Texas friend.

Karen at Birdsong Cabin said...

So glad you are going home! I hope the wound starts to heal better and your road to recovery goes smooth.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

So pleased you will be home today. It will aid your recovery to be able to rest when you need to. I can remember when
I was in hospital a nurse woke me up to give me a sleeping tablet! I hope they can get that wound healing quicker. Take extra care, look after yourself.
Hugs

smazoochie said...

I hope you are reading this in the comfort of your home.
You know, I sometimes miss nursing homes -- but then, I only visited, did not stay there.
More good wishes coming from Texas.
xxxxx