Finally some great news! I’ve been released from the nursing home and will be going home tomorrow morning! I am one happy camper.
My care has been wonderful, both at the hospital and here at Hillcrest nursing home. Everyone I have come in contact with has been dedicated to one thing — taking the best care possible of each PERSON in their care! And we are all people in need of care ❤ to them, not just a job to be done to collect a paycheck before they go home to get on with their lives!
I used to work in nursing homes, first in dietary and then as a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), and I know firsthand how tiring and at times depressing this work can be. Overworked and underpaid are the name of the game, along with the times they are understaffed due to a crisis situation beyond their control. My sister is a nurse and I’ve heard her stories from that perspective. There were times I had to put up with abuse, verbal and physical, from residents who weren’t aware of what they were doing so the times I was a pain in the butt myself doesn’t make me happy, but everyone here continued to smile and tell me I was okay, not a problem, constantly asking what they could do to make it better! What a difference they make for everyone in their care!
So now, ten days later and twelve days after the accident, I am saying goodbye to some amazing people who were never too busy to help me though some pain filled days and nights, always with my comfort in mind. To everyone here, from nurses to CNA’s, to housekeeping, Therapy, everyone! Thank God for you! You cheered me on when I felt like quitting and understood on the days when the changing weather made the pain too intense to get out of bed. Activities brought me some yarn to help occupy my mind and let me forget about the pain.
Thank you all. Even with the facility locked down because of the present health crisis each of you had smiles on your face and kindness to spare for everyone in your loving care!
packed up and ready to go home!
Okay, the hospital is now in the past! Mike picked me up this afternoon and brought me to Hillcrest nursing home where I’ll be for a couple of weeks before Home sweet home! My Medicare company had me sweating for a little while, refusing to okay the Rehab because I am “doing too well” . Just thought I’d mention that in case any of you break a leg or hip! Wherever you do if that happens, don’t walk for several weeks and do a lot of complaining about it all. !probably screaming wouldn’t be out of the question! It seems they only want to pay for the ones who will be there the longest.
Just thought I would share a few of my older photos along with the beautiful fern a very dear friend.sent to frighten my room! We haven’t had much sunshine so the photo needs some editing but that will have I wait until I get home! And more of this missive will also have to wait until I can convince this kindle to use only the words I type in, and all of the letters I use without adding any on it’s own!
The main thing — and it took me a long time to get this through my head, is that people don’t bounce! I can honestly say now that we shot even try! But being a slow learner it took me a lot longer than the average bear to really figure this out. Having been born under a lucky star though I have a chance to try again.
Thinks I mentioned that I was up and walking a couple of hours after the surgery to screw a rod into the broken femor and there was not much pain. They forgot to tell me the pain was going to wait until the third day to bother me. But it could have been so much worse that I don’t worry it! Just another way to predict the weather! And I am open to all offers from the national weather service to help them with their forecasts! Pretty sure I can even tell how strong the storm will be.
I had hoped to do the therapy here in the hospital facility but they have told me I am doing too well to stay here! Hmm, that is a new one! So I’ll be moving to a nursing home soon. That just doesn’t sound right to me but then they didn’t ask my opinion! You would think they would welcome an expert opinion wouldn’t you?
I think I’ll close this and take a nap before dinner now. Really wish I had packed some doll things to work on but that would have meant I knew this would happen.