For a whole month after foot surgery in 2017 I was dependent on a wheelchair for most of my mobility. I learned some wisdom about how living is like being in a wheelchair. 1. There are two small wheels on the front of a wheelchair that determine which way the big wheels and chair will … More Wisdom From a Wheelchair
Today would have been the 48th anniversary of my marriage to Hank Estes. So understandably he has been on my mind today. I want to focus on the good memories and look upon the emotional and physical problems he had with compassion. Remembering the first day of ninth grade. I was in front of the … More Memories and 2 Shiny Pennies
I have a fair grasp of how to use a computer, how to order things on the internet, and have been taught well to watch out for scammers! Well two years ago I made a bad decision and want to share it to help others not make the same mistake. One form of scamming is … More Phishing Anyone?
For the rest of this month I thought it might be nice to have some diversion from the Covid-19 virus. So I decided to share some posts on animals I have met or loved. Yesterday I was driving towards my home down an intermittently busy two lane road. I noticed a large lump moving along … More I Met An Alligator Turtle!
You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t write or share many blogs in December and part of January. I was sick with thankfully a mild case of Covid 19. I wasn’t sick enough to need hospitalization or even to see a doctor. Besides gaining immunity for possibly three months, it affected me … More My Covid Brain Fog
I attended and graduated from Greenville (SC) General Hospital School of Nursing in 1972. This school was one of the last three year diploma schools. Three year schools are now obsolete with two year nursing schools, which offer an associates degree and four year schools in colleges and universities which offer training for andRN diploma … More Student Nurse Life in Early 1970s
My mind is boggled when I think about how far the fields of medicine and nursing have come since my mother trained in the early 1940’s. We both trained at the same nursing school, as did my sister. But we graduated in 1972 and 1973. I worked as a nurse from 1972 until 2011. I … More Nursing “Back Then” Part 1
My patient, Ms. Q, was on oxygen in the Coronary Care Unit where I was a nurse. She became quite a challenge as you will see. Ms. Q had a long history of cigarette smoking coupled with a heart attack. On her admission she and her family were instructed on our policy of no smoking … More Compassion and Understanding
I’ve had the weirdest “luck” or lack thereof lately at one grocery store very close to where I live. Everyone who works there has always been kind, polite, friendly and helpful to me. I actually enjoy walking through the aisles. “So what happened?” you may wonder. I like to use my own cloth bags to … More Two Weird Grocery Trips
This lengthy isolating stay in my home during this last Covid year has been made more tolerable and even enjoyable by the joys, challenges, interesting behavioirs and fun, that is my black cat, Norie. She has what I consider some pretty intelligent methods of communication. She is a pro at making me laugh; giving me … More Life With Norie