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 have written several blog posts about my marriage and how things went downhill as my husband descended into controlling, criticizing, belittling emotional abuse and on a several occasions physical abuse. (Links at end of post.) I sincerely believe that his changes were due to undiagnosed diabetes resulting in extremely high blood sugars, mini strokes … More Peace With the Past Is Near
My vision is definitely a simple yet also complex pleasure for me! When I was 12 years old I started having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. Since I always sat at the front of the class anyway I didn’t notice the insidious changes of nearsightedness. Soon the front row seat did not … More My Simple Pleasure Beginning with V: Vision
I have lived almost 66 years of varied and interesting experiences. I’ve traveled more than some people, but not as much as others. I have visited countries with different cultures: Mexico, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. I have traveled in a travel trailer home, a mobile home, and airplane, from little to large. I have been … More United We Stand; Divided We Fall
Dear Grandmother T. I have thought of you often since your death thirty years ago. I never knew you just as a person with a variety of experiences, you were just my grandmother. You were always loving, gentle, tenderhearted, sensitive and affectionate with us kids. You couldn’t stand to see suffering; if we got a … More Dear Grandmother T.
“Old age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. Changes in Our Bodies … More Old Age Ain’t For Sissies
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with one cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up and Go!