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Here’s what’s going on with me lately. Once I got about halfway to healing whatever it was that kept me at home for two months, I had two falls and the second one hurt my back, so I’ve been housebound once again for the last two weeks. I’m much better now, but I’m still unsteady; I’m thinking about getting in my car and driving again, but so far no one will drive with me. Now that my insurance-doctor problem has been resolved, I will need to visit my doctor in Elk Grove, which is about 20 miles south, so I’ll need to drive myself there. It’ll be the first doctor visit I’ve been able to have for three months!

I’ve had home health nurses visiting me for the past six weeks now and they’ve been very helpful about pain management. They’re about to stop the visits since I’m doing so much better, and I’m of two minds about that. On the one hand, it’s nice to know that I won’t be alone in my tiny apartment all the time, but on the other hand, all they seem to want to do is take my vitals. So they don’t really feel like visitors.

I do get visits twice a week by my caregiver, on Saturdays by my sister, and on Sundays by my son and daughter-in-law to play games. But the rest of the time (besides the home health nurses), I don’t see much of anyone unless I take a walk – then I might encounter other old people like myself, most of whom I don’t know.

Mother’s Day is coming up and my son and daughter-in-law have invited me to dinner on Saturday evening, to avoid the crowds if we can. I’m looking forward to that.

Thanks for looking in. I’m going to post a story or something soon – so check the Blog page, or a Short Story page.


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Harriet Darling


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