Category Archives: emotional health

Her disinterest and my rage

Turn left at the bird cage. Surprise. It’s an unmapped maze. Today’s irony is that the caged bird is mom. Nursing staff told me on the phone this morning that mom was “not interested “in providing a urine sample for them.(@#*&%(^%(@*%^( … Continue reading

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Turn Left at the Bird Cage

Past 11 days marked by trips to urgent care, a 3 day hospital stay (for mom not me), and currently 5-star cruise at the rehab unit/skilled nursing facility. Initially, mom’s transfer to the skilled nursing facility felt like a death sentence … Continue reading

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Nurse Allison says mom’s removing the boxing fist of bandages is awesome

Mom no sooner had returned to her apartment after wincing through several hours of debriding her wounded right hand that she removed layers of green and blue tape, adhesive bandaging, kerlix, and silver nitrate inpregnated gauze that was to invade … Continue reading

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