Sunday, February 12, 2017

It feels like forever since I’ve put anything down on a page, but we’ve had a very busy life lately. Robert came home from the hospital on Thursday — actually, I came home too, because I stayed there in the hospital room with him every night. I slept as best I could in a chair that refused to recline into a bed. It was soooo good to get laid out in my bed here at home. I would actually have appreciated ANY bed so long as it was flat, but I did what was needed and so that’s o.k.

His doctor said it would hurt for the next six to eight weeks and it could take up to a year before he felt normal again. The doctor commented that Robert appeared to be a very strong individual so would most likely bounce back very well from this. I do hope so… I have to restrain him at times, however. On the second night home he asked if I thought it would be o.k. for him to walk on the treadmill if he kept it at a slow pace. I told him NO! in no uncertain terms — he was not to get on the treadmill at all until further notice. I have to give him gold stars for wanting to be active and walk, but uh uh, crawl before you walk, if you please.

I’m having to chart his meds, as I can’t remember when I’ve given them to him (or IF). I’ve found it safer and easier to just keep a log. I also purchased a pill box that has compartments for AM and PM. I’m going to have to keep a better eye on him though, as this morning he took the pills from Thursday’s compartment, not Sunday’s, so when I went to check to make sure he’d taken his pills, they were still there. Overdosing would have been easy but he said he distinctly remembers taking his Metformin, so I checked the other days and saw that Thursday AM was empty. One day at a time… one day at a time…

I can see where people need caregivers when they reach a certain age. It’s hard–old age isn’t for sissies or the faint of heart (never mind those with weak minds or limbs!)

Be safe, be well (PLEASE), and be happy. Believe it or not, I still feel that we are so very blessed in this life. Everyone ages, and everyone will undergo times when their energy isn’t what they remember it being, but all things work out for the better. Keep the faith and be kind to others — they’re no doubt battling a different battle from the one you’re fighting. And remind those you love that you love them. Love heals…

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Sunday, February 12, 2017

  1. mageb says:

    So glad you are home again and tucked into your own bed. Please give Robert the best from both of us. We need to visit when he has healed.
    No button on Blogger. You have wordpress and I use blogger…never the twain shall meet. 🙂 You do have a link to my blog over on the Right side, and that will have to do.

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    • tehachap says:

      Yes, I do, but I’ve also just subscribed (set up a following) for another Blogger, and their blog doesn’t show up on my list to the right — weird. I did a search on Blogger.com and there is a way. I’ve clicked on that “Subscribe: Atom Posts” link but it just gives me a page of html codes. :/ Love you much, anyway!!

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