Lost in Bed: Transitioning into an Adult Care Facility

October 29th, 2021 I decided to bypass "Part 1: The Everlasting Super Downer" for fear of losing my audience. I hadn't realized how ugly things may seem from the reader's perspective until rereading it just now. I also bypassed "Last Chance to Abandon Ship" - which was intended to be my...
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October 24th, 2021 Warning! Two days worth of incoherent blogging, all in one place. Many many words, probably way too many. Please don't overdo it. A Riddle If Howard watches a silly meaningless football game on the television, which of the following would most likely prevent him from...
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October 22nd, 2021 Don't Go Fund Me The fine people who run the Arizona state healthcare system recently sent me a letter indicating my need to pay $180.90 per month (in order to continue residing in my luxury suite). This is based upon my income. Income? No, I do not have any. So I spoke with...
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October 21st, 2021 - 1133pm Nurses Unmasked Perhaps I am making slight progress socializing the nurses. I have two regulars regularly coming in here, casually removing their masks as they relate.. making sure I am seeing them, making sure that I am catching a glimpse (before putting their...
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October 20th, 2021 Okay then, I just re-read what I wrote here and it's not super-positive sounding - still, be unconcerned. Sometimes these words come from a more emotional place Incommunicado Kind of a nothing day. Someone (I think it was the Physician's Assistant) came in to ask about...
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Impermanent P.E.M. / Supplies Unchained / I am Board?
October 19th, 2021 - Yesterday into Today Better(ness) This morning I achieved total victory, in regards to today's Commode Olympic Event. I did not stumble, nor did I fall. My moves were athletic, while my form was easily maintained. My return to the mattress had me safely landing, face...
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Nursing Home on The Range: Happenings
October 13th, 2931 Nope, that's not right. October 18th, 2021 Topical Due to recent self generated turmoil, I am not sure how to approach this blogging effort. I've yet to parse out parameters. Erect boundaries. Or forge an outline. I mean, what can I safely discuss that's not...
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Nursing Home Motivations: to Write and Wrong I get a lot of things wrong. I'm human. Perhaps I get more things wrong, than right. I don't know. And I don't even know if that matters. But really, what does matter here? What is the point of being alive? Why do we continue pushing forward...
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October 12th, 2021 - 2351 hours This was Monday (before my P.E.M. nemesis crushed me full-on into the mattress) Mundane Morning I suddenly came into consciousness at 4:44am for my inconveniently scheduled blood draw. Thankfully, Mr. Phlebotomist spiked me right in the wrist, piercing the vein...
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Imagining Sunday / Eyes, Ears, and Noise
October 10th, 2021 - 5:56am My Day was Made As you might imagine, not much happens in and around my regularly scheduled daily life. Lots of sameness and repetition, with few notable life experiences worth mentioning. But now, I am someplace else. And people walk in, tend to my roommate, then...
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October 9th, 2021 - 0844 hours "What Do You Want?" That's exactly what the nurse said to me when she came into my room first thing this morning. No introduction. No name tag. No smile. She was visibly angry. So I explained what I needed.. details regarding my formula bag being rinsed out...
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October 9th, 2021 - 06:16:37 Applesauce Definition: any substance or semi-edible food product (natural or unnatural) derived from any combination of processed fruits or fruit-like products (not necessarily apples) that maintains a certain pre-established consistency/viscosity (thicker than...
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October 8th, 2021 - 955pm The Teeth Equation is still in limbo (gotta ask the good folks at Phoenix Rising for input, eventually). Yes, I am currently procrastinating/practicing avoidance. Tripping Out This is the video I wanted to include with the original posting, but google photos was...
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October 8th, 2021 - 0717 hours This morning I am imagining what it looks like outside.. what's going on out there. It seems light. Sunny. Perhaps there are clouds in the sky. Hummingbirds. Do they have hummingbirds in this neighborhood, just like mine? I taste blood in my mouth. I feel poison...
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October 6th, 2021 Well, the dentist happened today. So I'll provide for you a virtual play-by-play leading up, into, and beyond all that's necessary. Taking Note Today was the first day I officially recognized how badly I smell. Onions and Garbage. Mixed in a stew. Gently simmered. Perhaps...
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October 6th, 2021 I would like to send this to… somebody here (at the nursing home) who can do something to help me. Probably via fax. Assuming they can receive faxes here. I won't even get into what's happened here today. All day. Holy heck! I am still… #!$#!$#@!!! Anyway, can a few of you...
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October 6th, 2021 Please AVOID if emotional types of things put you in a bad place Heart Health Late at night is the worst. That's when this hurts most. I want to communicate with her directly. Badly. I am impatient. I want to know. Will my wife want me back? I keep thinking that the longer...
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October 5th, 2021 TV Battle In case you missed it, I was given a flat screen television to utilize for my pleasure.. by an unknown somebody. And Jeff (my roommate) subsequently erupted like a volcano. Not like the current one in Las Palmas, but something more akin to a Strombolian Eruption...
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October 4th, 2021 Lift Compared to my most recent carry down the stairs (in June), the results were far more favorable this time. Why was that? All options were exhausted (literally and figuratively). We spent 45-minutes discussing alternate options, ulterior motives, and tactics unsung...
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October 1st, 2021 The Phone Doesn't Ring I am waiting. I seem to wait a lot. Waiting for something. Waiting for anything to happen. And something may happen today. A decision made. Or a decision unmade. Either way, I cannot know what happens next. What I do know is that I need to bring things...
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