Lost in Bed: Transitioning into an Adult Care Facility

Not as Bad as the Sounds / Cookies and Questions Answered
These blog entries wouldn't be about the same darned thing over and over again if different things were happening… here.. at The Facility. Luckily, there are subtle differences, day to day. Or maybe not. Perhaps every blog entry sounds exactly the same. 255am There's this really loud rhythmic...
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97, 7, 6, 6, 3.23 (things ARE better, overall, really… yet here I am describing another uneventful event - and I REALLY wasn't all that distressed :)) At 337am I was awoken by … scratch that. Rewind a slight wee bit. At 120am I was awoken by the CNA (she was intending to take my vitals)...
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Questions Proposes, Questions Answered
A Grave New World (note: this particular subtitle has nothing to do with anything.. or does it?) I figured at this point in the adventure everyone's up to snuff regarding my situational bliss. Well, much more bliss than I'd been used to in these recent years. Anyway, I'm joyously (for the most...
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Conspiracy: Upon Further Investigation… / Bad Honey / Not Kevlar / Class Participation
Paranoid Annoyed (Thursday, December 2nd) The last guy that lived with my all-new roommate abandoned ship.. because he couldn't sleep at night either, for the exact same reasons that I was unable to sleep the very first night. And I can't tell you who told me this, but someone did tell me this...
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Room with a View #228 (cracked up to be)
All of a sudden, my address changed. Yes, I'm in a new room with an all-new roommate! And now, some of the previous issues may have been resolved at long last. Some? Well, yes. My new roommate watches television just as loudly as Jeff did. Perhaps louder. Near deafening levels. But at least...
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She Returns / Room with a Viewpoint / Hanging Tight / The P.E.M. Massacre
CNA City At long last, I got my favorite CNA back, as she was reassigned to our room today. Most importantly, I got a real shower.. including gentle physical pressure applied to my muscles without my being hamstrung by P.E.M. consequences. So perhaps I'm improving ever so slightly...
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Life is Painful - 5:55am
I am being tested. How far over the edge can Howard be pushed before he totally disintegrates… before he explodes into a blazing fireball of raging fury? My roommate is seemingly a horrible human being. He's forever angry, hopelessly self-centered, and flatout mean. He's also an admitted...
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Intense Heat / Imminent Excess / CT Scans, My Scene
Nothing Unusual to See Here OR Naked, and Not Afraid (anybody will care) The heat has been on all night. I've been perspiring like crazy. Yes, it's only 80° Fahrenheit, but to keep it dialed in there, it's been necessary that the door to our room be kept open all night so that it stays below...
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Getting, Receiving, and Believing Things
Whatcha You Want This was originally going to be a simple direct response to Lenora's request (that I list out any of the things I need or require). Her kindness (as well as everybody else's) is very much appreciated. To start off… I am pleased by the offers to assist. To me, it's an...
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Wall of the World / Food Deprivation / an Ex Life
I've written several blog entries since the last one. Or at least, I tried to. But the words aren't sitting right, serving little purpose beyond their slow meandering into nursing home oblivion. So I am formatting this effort differently. Meanwhile, I am patiently awaiting the arrival of my...
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P.E.M. (not so bad) Today was odd. Really, it was. But why cut to the chase when I can offer you a blow by blow detailed account regarding mundane actions that no one possibly cares about? Yes, indeed. There's that. But let's see how this plays out. We'll start out low and slow, going back to...
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Essentially, Her Idea (not mine) (I am almost afraid to unleash this, but - ) So here's where we're at... Nurse Felicia was doing her thing last night (mind you, she's actively engaged in six overnight shifts per week). With her, I am regularly formula fed, and she as well can procure...
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The Day after the Day By noon the intestinal bloating was again becoming intolerable. My go-to cure, ginger powder, wasn't positively impactful in the least. And neither was intestinal massage, applying a heating pad, nor wishful thinking. Heck, as I've just awoken on a Tuesday morning, my...
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90% of Everybody Here I have a new friend. His name is Federico. He's a guy. A male. And there aren't many of those here. As it pertains to employees, an easy 90% are women, if not more. And male residents may be outnumbered at an alarming ratio of 3 to 1, but I'm less sure on that one. Either...
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November 13th, 2021 Stopping Just Short Not much is happening here. Or if things are actually happening, I'm missing out because ...I am most often fully outdoors, basking in the peacefulness. Today I stayed in the shade from 915am all the way until … until Michaela showed. She hadn't...
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Somewhat Briefly (my words aren't exactly working, so please bare with me) I've got innumerable crazy good things going on here back at Nursing Home Headquarters Highlights: The appointment with the neurologist went well (tests scheduled).. not all that physically taxing either. My...
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November 4th, 2021- A Great Great Day!!! Today (Thursday, November 4th) was maybe the best day I've had in the past…. the past several years? Yes, a veritable series of positive events came to pass. So let's dig in, shall we? Slumber Seeking Yesterday I was in the most physical muscle pain...
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I had to share this right now. I went outside today for the first time since 2015 (besides hospital visits via ambulance, etc.). And I spent 77-minutes in the sunshine!!! Exhilarating. Wow! My skin is red and I'm even showing signs of being sunburnt, but heck… Vitamin D, right? The physical...
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I'm starting to feel a little defeated. I am taking hits from every angle. And I am only able to hold it together because of the people here. You're it. WARNING: I am about to rant and rail. I would expect most of you have dealt with similar obstacles. I am not unique. Still, I wish to share...
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Critical Mistakes Were Made I don't even know how I am doing this right now. And if I look back only a short ways, I wonder… what the hell is going on in my world? I can barely comprehend all of everything that is happening. The Past 26 Days I voluntarily temporarily moved into a nursing...
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