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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

well a blog is a diary

I really am still not totally clear about what my hopes, fears, expectations amount to.  But the nurse Adrienne--actually a therapist I  guess--has this succinctly.  I fell because of pneumonias (just a fall, nothing fatal) and in the rehab I had a stroke,    Boy, I remember that one.

The bruises and bangs from Fall 3 are healing to my eye.  Apparently rehabbing from stroke takes more twists and turns.

probably this has been hardest on Bill, God bless him.  He trundled me out for a walk to the nearby  Cathedral, and he has been at my side a great deal.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

After the fall is over

This  is me, in the nursing home near the Cathedral called the Terraces of Skyline.  It's so quiet, it  is a bit daunting at  midnight;, but me;, I'm wide awake.   I was full of  soap opera drama when I  got
myself into the hospital;,.went totally self ;centered and quite gabby too. Strokes and  pneumonias, wow, just the stuff I wanted  to impress myself with!  Now I've got some sensible notes in a file of  copies of  reports \written as I was released, trained, scolded;  and I can look at the file in five years if you need  any accurate detail!  Really;, it's all pretty insignificant except for my view that these strange things ;are glamorous and exciting.

One: I seem to have been convinced that falling down and going boom could make ;me  termiinal. Two, I seem to have thought I had the worst damage in the world,  oh dear!

I probably was just seeking the right reason not to leave Seattle this fall.  Bill has admitted that our  present ticket plans for November fourth are getting tiresomely complicated when trying to judge his schedule.

Fourth, the awkward aftermath here for me is the blunt truth -- two separate issues.  How do you cook, sleep, and visit with people day to day when you've sold your car and lazed out so much?  ;And if you have been getting away with maximum self-indulgence and loafing as I have (definitely) , how far in outreach is appropriate?  :Will changing the weather help stir up a heathier attitude in me?

Saturday, October 11, 2014

in Cherry Hill

well, the date is October tenth of 2014 guys and here i am  learning to type in Afib.  who knew!

i did have a   trivial  fall  july 23, leaving right rib sore.  that arm went srone dead for a  full week.


sept 29 same arm came out of the third stroke much the  worse!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thanksgiving for McJohns

2012.  Joe and Kathleen had everybody over.  Such food -  such hor d'oeuvres.  Joe is fascinated I guess with Mexican cheese.   It melts so well ...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ambroise Thomas of Metz

   I began wondering about Agnes Thomas, the bold mother who with her sons and daughters came in 1854 across France to Le Havre and across the ocean to the Mississippi River.  Is Thomas a Welsh name up there in Metz?

  What I found tonight poking around online is a musician born in 1811 in Metz name Ambroise Thomas.  He  could easily be one of us, from his picture and his life story.




Friday, July 13, 2012

Packwood

No doubt about it, little Packwood is the Center of the Universe.  I brought back a map from one of the local advertising newspapers that shows Mt. Rainier up at the top, Mt. St. Helen's in roughly the middle, the Columbia River rushing along the bottom .....   What a lovely place to stay.

Bill took full advantage of the location, departing at ungodly early hours to get on a trail that invited him.  He is developing a theory that maybe it's hiking that gets his foot to get sore -- not a pleasant theory.  He went to Packwood Lake, Glacier Lake, and Tongue Mountain, on different days of course, and I ate chocolate and watched the resident elk.  Charley, One-Prong, Sam, Sally ... and they had three kids in the herd this year.

Sorry, I don't feel organized enough to get a photo freed up and onto this page to show you today, altho we took a couple of Charley.