Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “growth.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!
I watched my latest grandson be born in December 2019 and then the lockdown happened and so I have only seen him briefly since then. My daughter brought him over last night celebrate a late Mother’s Day and I was amazed at his growth. He was running around and getting into everything as my place is not child-proofed. There was no reason as I rarely saw him except a quick glance into the car for the most part. I missed all of his “firsts,” and I really hated that happened. I was so surprised to see him last night. Babies change a lot in a year.
I was wondering if anyone was hosting the coffee share or not. I just happened to come across it on another blog I was reading.
7 weeks ago I broke my foot. I am 64 years old and disabled so this made it necessary that I had to go to a rehab hospital. The place was terrible and I am trying to decide whether to report them to the state. Everyone is encouraging me to do it. There was definite neglect and mistreatment of the patients (including me) and a lot of them were older people who did not have their faculties about them. I did and so they couldn’t pull that stuff off without me noticing and telling people what was going on. It was limited mainly to the one section of the hospital which was the 2 week quarantine area for Covid. I was moved at two and a half weeks to the main rehab section and except for a few things it was considerably better and I was able to build up a rapport with my aides and nurses.
I was there almost 7 weeks. Just got home the other day, but still having difficulty with a lot of things and although I have a walking boot, walking is still difficult. I hope to have it off soon, but that will depend on how well it is healing. My appointment is on June 7 with the orthopedic doctor who examined me. He said it should take only 6 weeks to heal. I hope he is right. Other people have told me other stories of how it took them longer.
For those of you who do not know, I am a writer. Besides blogging I write short stories, poetry and my first novel is at the point it is almost ready for professional editing. My one novel suddenly became a series and not being able to write while in the hospital since I am not great with my iPhone, really upset me. I had to put off my editing since I wasn’t ready and had made some changes to the story itself and still have to finish them, but since my editor was sick and in the hospital the same time as me, she’s not ready to edit it anyhow so I have time to work on it. The other thing that bothered me was that I ended up missing NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month – April Edition). I was going to finish book one and then start on book two. I am not going to publish these either traditionally or Indie. I am going to publish them on my blog. I currently have a section of my memoir on there and the link is below to that.
I am an avid youtuber in the authortube section on writing (see link below to my channel). I make videos and I run live streams where we do timed writing sprints and I am the host of the one connected to my channel. I really missed them while I was in the hospital. I have to restart them and might do one tonight to get back into the groove.
The other big thing in my life right now is that I am looking for an assisted living facility. I can’t live alone anymore and I don’t want to go to a nursing home. Assisted Living is in-between and I will still have some freedom although I might have a roommate. It won’t be fancy as it will be paid for by Medicaid which is state run and so nothing fancy. Can’t afford to move to one otherwise since I live on a small Social Security Disability check. The aide that Medicaid was providing for me quit while I was in the hospital and so I don’t have any help at all right now. The aide cleaned, did some light cooking, did laundry, shopped, bathed and dressed me. I am currently on my own right now. Aides are hard to find due to Covid 19.
Last night one of my daughters brought me a meal for Mother’s Day. She brought all three of her children ranging in age from 23 years, 14 years and a 1 year old. I haven’t seen the youngest grow up. We went into lockdown a couple of months after he was born. I saw him born and then just pictures of him mainly. Yesterday he was running around here. He has large bright blue eyes. Blue eyes are not very common in my family.
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I am finally out of that hellhole called a rehab hospital. The treatment I received there was horrendous and I am so glad to be home although it is hard doing certain things for myself and my aide quit while I was in the hospital just to make things difficult. .
I am still trying to decide whether I want to report them to the state. Everyone advises me to report them, but I am not sure I want to deal with the possible fallout. The whole place wasn’t like that, it was mainly in the 2 week quarantine unit.
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