Lost in Bed: Transitioning into an Adult Care Facility

Improved Me / Warm Regards / Mattress Matters
Notable, not Quotable (Tuesday) When I wake up in the morning these days everything is fairly decent, everything's pretty darned good for me. I no longer feel as though I am poisoned, my body really doesn't ache much at all, and I am no longer dreading the repercussions of any and all physical...
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Diagnosis (there is really something wrong with me) - Pfizer Booster Reaction
Diagnosis Okay then. And yes people, there is officially something wrong with me. It's not all in my head. I'm not imagining this entire illness. Seriously. The neurologist has made determinations. Medical determinations based upon tried-and-true medical knowledge acquired through years of...
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PEM-Free! / More Than Tardy / Pull
The Best Batch Yet I'd like to share some good news with you. Is that alright? As a matter of fact, this news is super good! That's several standard deviations above "normal" good news. So let's get to it, shall we? Content Warning! - The following paragraphs utilize the word "commode" - so if...
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Undermanned, On Demand / The Great Valentine's Day Mascara
Hostility Towards the Opposition I think it's Monday evening. Whatever evening Valentine's Day falls upon. Right now I am considering my options. Tonight's CNA is angry. Clearly she is. How do I know this? After having pushed the help button, she came barreling into my room soon thereafter with...
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Those are the Brakes / Hu are You? / No Solo Contendo / Keeping Tablets
Warning: This is an extra-long super expanded edition - many words were used in the making of this blog entry! Warning #2: Howard does not go to ER as a result of anything that happens in this episode! Today Might Be Wednesday By the time Olga wheeled me outside this morning my grey hooded...
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Naming for Framing / Robbing Williams / Tan Stands / The Fall Guy
It's Saturday night and I am laying in bed… well, I am always laying in bed… and I'm listening to a jazz pianist named Joanne Brackeen. And she's darned good, performing lively and often complex compositions. What follows are responses to the questions and inquiries culled from the comment...
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Nursing Home Reality: A (Social) Day in the Life / PLUS - My Decorated Wall
Decor Values Finally and at long last, almost everything went up. This includes each of the items sent to me over the past couple months, meant to cover my walls. I am now decorated. I have color in my room. Pizzazz. A reason for my eyes to linger longer. The activities coordinator spent...
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Lost in the Shuffle / Right Words / I See UVB
My window is cracked ever-so-slightly, so that I may hear the wind howling on through the desert shrubbery. The music I listen to compliments these natural sounds, via the specially chosen "Odd" mix emanating from my fully charged tablet, perched on the windows recess to my immediate right...
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Belated Birthday Report / Delivering the Goods / Gratitude
That was unexpected. Like totally.. as I received numerous birthday cards from the Phoenix Rising faithful (and super colorful balloons). Thank you kindly. Yesterday was likely my first celebrated birthday since 2014. Or possibly, it's that I was more or less unresponsive for a couple of those...
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The Way of the J-Tube / Underwear Crisis Averted / Orange Sun Turns Red
This is sort of a practice blog entry. I really don't think the content is worth reading. Or raving about. And it's not particularly uplifting. Nor emotionally quenching. So damn, what the hell did I spend all this time writing about? But, I received ALL kinds of requests (three of you - lol)...
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Progress A.C. (After Covid) / Describing a Mind that (Temporarily) Ceases Productively Processing
Now: Interior Doings / Exterior Escaping Progress continues to be made after my 12 days spent in the hospital with Covid-19 related issues. I am now annunciating more clearly and concisely. My loss for words is on the wane. And probably more importantly, my blood pressure is averaging around 95...
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COVID-19 is BAD! So there you have it. And I don't know why it hit me so hard, but it's been suggested that I took on a huge viral load as a result of my roommate having tested positive, and then my being in the same room with him for nearly three consecutive days afterwards.. until we were at...
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I highly recommend against procuring this version of covid-19. I'm assuming it's omicron. But in any case, my body has been battling to a draw thus far. Today my fever spiked at 103°.. but now I'm back down to 97 tolerable degrees. But every day, this is the thing. It seems like I'm getting...
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Room Removal and Relocation (Day 3)
Not Burying the Lede: 1130PM - I just tested negative again on the rapid covid test.. 3x so far. Yay! I am rather sick, so it must be the "normal" flu or some such. And being sick is an odd sensation for me, not having been in the past decade (besides having covid). My immune system is...
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Room Full of Covid, Day 2 (at the Nursing Home)
Note: since "this" is happening, I shall continue writing about and documenting these goings on - Winter / Fall My roommate is a lot weaker due to covid.. and I keep telling staff members that he shouldn't be getting out of bed on his own, because he can barely balance (much less get to his...
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Just in case things get out of sorts, thought I'd post this right now... My roommate is symptomatic, and just tested positive for Covid this morning. He has a 101.5° fever and is congested. And I'm a tiny bit freaked out, because obviously, if I do not have it already, I am going to get it...
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Wall Art III (from across the globe)
Extra Special Thanks to @Hufsamor I received a wide variety of wonderful decorative Wall Art items! From a local far away halfway across the globe booze establishment: A cool cover from a local car magazine: Abstract Cloud Art: Words of Inspiration: Did you paint this??? VERY nice...
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Last Complaint / Claws for Concern / Nursing Home Ugliness
I swear, I wasn't going to complain anymore. I promised myself. I even wrote a blog entry (was going to post it three days ago) explaining how and why I was going to keep all of this complaining to myself.. spare anybody from having to read further into my own personal problems. We've all got...
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Wall Art Received: the breakdown (with pics)
I'm hoping this blog post will work/read correctly. Oh. And by "Wall Art" I meant clothes! :-) Thanks to each of you! And I know a couple of far away items have yet to arrive. Orange Shirt, Black Shirt I like both of them equally. And they both fit. Apparently somehow I am still a...
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Questions Answered: Part 2 - Formula Bags, Excessiveness, 37 Miles, Koko the Dog
In this blog entry, I answer a number of questions asked by each of you. My original goal was to post pictures of the items received, but my designated helper failed to appear on Friday… she apologized, stating that she'll be back Wednesday. Ugh. @christiankatz I'm trying to understand the...
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