Monthly Archives: February 2011

Your problems vs. my problems — 022811

A quick note before I get started.  Mom has spent the past couple of days in bed.  Her self-imposed bedrest is, she says, the result of sweating night and day.  When you dig a little further, she reveals that she’s … Continue reading

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Mr. Parks — 022811

This is the story of Mr. Parks. Mr. Parks is a resident of Piedmont Place.  Now a frail man, his eyesight is still sharp and he’ll see us coming from afar.  Better still, he greets us by name.  He and … Continue reading

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The danger of MRSA — 021911

I’ve written before about the danger of MRSA to us all.  It’s a bacteria, is highly contagious, potentially deadly, and you are probably carrying it on your skin right now !   But your immune system is healthy, so your body … Continue reading

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A writer’s gotta write — 021311

I just hate that I don’t have something substantial to blog about every day.  But such is the way of things for the moment.  Mom’s doing okay.  I can’t make stuff up. Writing/blogging is just about my favorite thing to … Continue reading

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Medical update — 021011

There have been times when Mom thought she was having a high blood pressure event.  She reported these to her nurses who then took her BP and usually found it unremarkable. Mom has been feeling lethargic since about Sunday.  She … Continue reading

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Only the fun stuff — 020611

It’s always fun when my baby sister comes to visit.  She brings her smiley, perky self and does her very best to brighten up the day. Elizabeth somehow managed to get Mom to leave Piedmont Place for lunch at P.F. … Continue reading

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Spoiled rotten — 020211

It’s me.  I’m spoiled rotten.  Let me explain. Six years ago, I became responsible for my parents’ well-being.  I personally enlisted the help of medical professionals, lawyers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, government agencies and NGO’s.  I was able to maintain … Continue reading

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