Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thanks for the support

I just wanted to post a short note to tell you all Thank you for the encouragement and support after my last post.

My mom is doing MUCH better.... we threatened her with 'the HOME' if she falls again... LOL!!! JK!! But I do think that all the talk of the independent/assisted living facility made her bounce (pun intended) back to health real quick.

She's home, and a nurse comes to check on her a few times a week and leads her through some physical therapy. She's got a walker now, and a back brace which she's not happy about.... but she'll deal with it.

I go over to see her and bring her dinner 3 or 4 times a week, her neighbors also check on her and bring her food, and so does my sister. So she's pretty well set for now. In fact, she's doing well. She's off most of the strong pain meds, Vicadin, Demural (sp?), and whatever else she was taking... she's now down to a couple of extra strength Tylenols a day.... which is a LONG way from where she was a couple of weeks ago.

I'm glad, though, that I had the chance to go check out a facility close to me, and I told her that I'd like to take her on a tour so that she'll be a little more open minded about it, if and when that time ever DOES come. ME, as long as it's independent living, I can't WAIT to get there.... those residents are treated like royalty!! LOL!! Elegant dining at every meal, games, music, pleasure day trips, someone to do all your housework and laundry... Oh yeah, I can't WAIT 'til it's MY turn.

I've had a great couple of weeks with my friend from Florida here... she left on Wednesday morning, but we had so much fun while she was here. We went to Tea, we went to the local wine bar, we went to Solvang, we went to the gates of Neverland Ranch, we went wine tasting.... and she invited me to go back to Florida for Thanksgiving, again... I loved it so much last time I was there!!

OK, I said this would be short, sorry, I had more to say than I thought I did. = )

I've fallen WAY behind on blog reading, I plan to get somewhat caught up this weekend. Have a great weekend everyone!!



  1. ok joann i'll bite now tell me what a solvang is?

  2. I'm glad your mom is doing better. I just saw Garnett's comment...we know what Solvang is don't we? Anyway, I'm like you~can't wait until I can go the 'The Home' and have my dinner cooked for me every evening. I wonder if there's one that makes Tortilla Soup? And after working for 6 years processing pharmacy refill requests I can tell you it's "Demerol." It's good that she's off that strong stuff because that could make her kind of loopy and maybe cause her to risk falling again. I just realized that Neverland was somewhere up near Santa Barbara. Could you see much from the gates. It's cooled off here and we may get some much needed rain this weekend. {{hugs}} Linda


  4. Happy to see your Mom's doing better. I've been there and seen that and it's no piece of cake.

    When it's my turn, I hope they open the AREA 51 Nursing Home Bar and Grill.

    By the way, you're the first to hear that and it's a new item that I'll be featuring on my journal, beginning today.

    I've recorded some new songs. If you want to hear them, email me and I'll send them to you.


  5. Joann, I'm so glad that your Mom is doing better! Glad she's off the heavy meds, too--seems like sometimes those do more harm than good, at least for the long term. It's great that you had such a good time with your friend. Sounds like lots of fun--I love going wine tasting! Hugs, Beth

  6. Okay, I'm behind on your blogs.. Your mom fell? Oh gosh...I'm sorry to hear that! My mom fell a few times herself-it's so scary. Now I will read what you wrote before this, so I know what happened...

  7. Glad to hear your mom is doing OK now.


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