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Game Day and Mahjong

Game Day and Mahjong

This week went fast. I don’t say that often since my weeks blend together. I am happily writing this with the sun shining windows open. It is beautifully cool. Looking forward to the fall weather. I’m actually looking forward to my oversized sweatshirts. I am excited to put on those comfy oversized shirts and be bundled up with my puppies. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Although I missed winter this year being in and out of the…

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That’s a lot of Empty Space

That’s a lot of Empty Space

I had my first big outing yesterday. I went with my stepdad to take Zoey to the vet. I wasn’t driving but I’ve been a passenger many times while he drives. I even went into the vet with Zoey. I saw people other than my family and close friends. That was a big deal. Thankfully Zoey is doing better. She will be on gabapentin for an extended period of time, possibly her life. I told her I have gabapentin on…

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Cleaning up my happy place

Cleaning up my happy place

I’ve been fixing my bedroom this weekend. It was a beautiful weekend to clean. I was able to open my windows and let the fresh air in. I love that. I even had my wheelchair raised as I worked out in the morning so I could view the water. I even tried to hang out in the other side of my bed on Saturday. I was hoping I could view the water while I was in my room, watching TV….

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Shocking to everyone including me

Shocking to everyone including me

I was sitting up at the end of the bed when he got there. I popped right up to stand. My PT therapist said try to take a step. I was standing up with one of those silver walkers. Well, I took a step. It was my first step since the end of December. I then took another and another. I was going forward and back in the small space of my room. I was getting tripped up having to…

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Weekend changes

Weekend changes

The switch with the new aide actually went pretty flawlessly. My current aide actually had a lot to do with that. She really took the time to show the new aide around. She didn’t have to do that. It wasn’t an aide from her agency. It was an aide that was replacing her. I think I was more impressed with her this week than I have been the entire time she’s been with me. I actually was a little sad…

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Things need to change

Things need to change

I actually got out of bed and ate dinner at the table last night. I am tired of being in this bed. I might not have endurance. I might not be able to take a step. I can usually transfer to my wheelchair with some assistance. Key word is assistance. The aides that I currently have, that “assistance” is questionable. My weekend aide is lovely but her English isn’t good. I would have to translate instructions to her for everything….

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A lump in the bed

A lump in the bed

My life has changed a lot in the past few months. I went from independent to completely dependent. I can’t do the simplest of things anymore. I can’t just get in my wheelchair and open the refrigerator for my ice coffee. I can’t just grab a sweatshirt from my closet. Hell I can’t even fix my sock when it gets turned around on my foot. A very big pet peeve of mine. I was limited in my dependence prior to…

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A Blue Tuesday

A Blue Tuesday

I was feeling slightly blue yesterday for no reason in particular. I slept in, not really wanting to get out of bed, but nature called. I did a workout but is was below even my lowest of standards. I just had no energy and I was trying to lift weights. I just had a difficult time with each move even at low weights. I certainly didn’t get any feel good endorphins from my pitiful workout. I got a lot accomplished…

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I pressed the med alert button

I pressed the med alert button

I got the Covid booster on Wednesday. I felt okay until the early morning hours of Thursday. That’s when I started feeling achy. I attempted to go to the bathroom and I didn’t have the strength to get myself off the toilet. Thankfully I was able to get myself up from my wheelchair. If I knew that this would be the beginning of the horrible day I was about to have, I wouldn’t have done anything different because I couldn’t…

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My magic button is broken

My magic button is broken

I’ve been chilling in my room as work has begun in my kitchen/living room area. Making things more handicap accessible. Hopefully I will hit less walls with the additional space but I make no promises. Let’s be honest here, my wheelchair driving hasn’t improved. I’m actually waiting once again on a wheelchair repair. This is on the button that was placed on the side that immediately lifted the chair up. My magic button that has been a true lifesaver. I’ve…

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