I am worried and frightened about JP getting involved with helping A (female) too much. A’s worker is abusive and combative. A has been physically abused by her worker DB. What happens if DB abuses JP physically? DB comes to work drunk! JP could smell DB’s breath the other day. DB’s breath smelled of alcohol. JP does not trust DB.
I have to go for now. My anxiety is up to the point my BP is up a bit, and my breathing is getting complicated. I have to do some breathing exercises. I will be back soon.
My day is about to end. My day is almost over. Dialysis went well. Tired and ready for bed for Friday, October 2023. I am tired and ready to rest all day long. Tired. Ready for bed now at 7 p.m.
Afternoon Entry I
I have one hour and thirty-eight minutes left to dialyze for the day before my weekend begins. My BP is up a little bit today. I had some anxiety early this morning before I left for physical therapy at 9:25 a.m. while waiting for my ride. Otherwise, I am fine. I am not sick. Dialysis is going smoothly. No alarms going off on the machine now.
I am waiting for DH to arrive at 7:45 a.m. to get me dressed, in my power chair, and eat my freak fast. I will wait until she gets here to decide what to have for breakfast. Hungry, but not sure what to have yet. Today is physical therapy and dialysis day. Therapy at 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and dialysis at 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Maybe get on dialyzer early. Will wait and see.
I just got to my therapy appointment to check in and sit to wait for my turn.
Today I went over 200 ft while walking! I have two more sessions left for my second session of therapy to be over. Wow! Therapy, today, went well, too! How exciting! Woo hoo! Amazing! I rocked today, too.
Now, at the to my chair. I am dialysis clinic; I am waiting to be called back to sit it in my chair for my last treatment of the week. Then, I will drive home from 1000 Mineral Point Rd to 208 N Main St. to Garden Court.
My arms ache a little because I had physical therapy this morning from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. I have no qualms about PT. Sore, yes, but I had therapy for forty-five minutes of exercise with no problems arising at the moment.
I have been busy ensuring I have posted my diary entries where they are supposed to go at Dear Diary. I write what I can but cannot always post them right away. I am busy or tired, having some time with my Magic Kitty, who sometimes demands time to spend with him. Smart cat? Yes, it’s too bright sometimes, though, LOL. Yes, I have been playing catch-up with my journal once again. Now, with a couple of dates to post, I must admit that playing catch-up is not always fun. I still have to share the story about a friendship that is no longer a friendship. I am working on writing the story so that I will post it soon. It will be sometime next week. Also, this may be the only entry of the day because it happens at 8 p.m. on a Thursday. I am getting tired, too.
I do not have a lot to say today. It’s not the first or last time I have had only a few words or none at all. I guess I better say goodbye, good night, and God bless now. Yes, goodbye, good night, good night, and God bless… ‘yawn.’
JP came today at 8:09 a.m., got me to the bathroom, and settled in my recliner, where I ate my breakfast sandwich of eggs, Turkey sausage, and cheese on a bagel thin bread. Yum! She left at 8:50 a.m. and returned by 11:30 a.m. I had lunch while she did a couple of loads of my laundry. She put my laundry away, ran to the bathroom again, and then got into bed for the rest of the day and evening watching Murder, She Wrote on Roku Live TV. JP left at 2:15 p.m., leaving me to my own devices for the rest of the day. I have had a beef and bean burrito, cheesy Chex mix, and Thin Mint cookies for dessert. What a fantastic night.
JP’s Story of the Day
Since our neighbor has had trouble with her worker this week, JP has come in with another story that surprised me. JP stated that our neighbor is at St. Elizabeth’s because her worker took her and put her there. My neighbor’s POA is her worker and payee. My neighbor is in a company under ADRC called My Choice. Wow!
Anyway, the story continues…
JP talked to a worker who works with a couple of sisters living in Garden Court, and worker H stated that the neighbor told the social worker that she did not want to see her worker DB because she was afraid of her. Good for you, girl! I hope and pray you stick to your guns about DB now. I hope you will come home soon. Also, DB did not bring her any clothes from her apartment, and DB has my neighbor’s keys. Hmmm?
My Thoughts of the Story
While remembering what JP said, I am glad DB is out of my life. What DB did to my neighbor earlier this week is considered elder abuse, and taking her to St. Elizabeth’s without some clothes was disgusting–it made me feel sick to my stomach.
My appointment with my CP specialist went well. A company called Cream City Transport took me to my appointment and then took me home. My appointment was at 9:30 a.m., which took only half an hour. I found that astonishing as well as pleasing. I returned from my appointment before noon and waited for JP and DH to come from Italian House with our food order. JP and DH went to the appointment with me, but they drove in and rode in JP’s car up to Middleton and back to Janesville.
What did we have for lunch? We had chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, and cinnamon bread. I have a little left to eat for supper or late lunch on Friday. Lunch was delicious! I sat in my recliner while I ate my lunch. JP sat in my power chair, and DH sat in my chair. Then, they made sure I got into bed safely and left for the day—a busy morning, early afternoon, and evening. I feel my day was pretty good.
Update With CP Specialist
I will not argue how my appointment went, but I will say that I felt a couple of shots go into my leg muscle because Dr. M found the perfect place for a couple of shots went deeper. The shots that are given to me are Botox shots. Botox is supposed to help with the spasms and contractures and loosen the foot’s tightness. I know that it helps relax the foot somewhat because my foot is almost flat in my brace. If I do not have the brace on, I cannot walk on my foot because I would be walking on the ankle the way my foot had changed in the past five years since my last brace on October 15, 1999.
I have been home for a couple of hours now. Instead of You Buy We Fly picking me up today, a company, All Harmony, picked me up to and from dialysis today. I like that company. I ate, got into bed, and got ready for the evening with my electronics nearby. I need to get rested for my appointment with my CP specialist, Dr. M. I look forward to going.
It is time for me to go for the rest of the day. I hope to be back tomorrow even though it is early and yet becoming evening. I have found the Roku channel’s Live TV and have been watching Murder, She Wrote on their track 521. I am watching season 3 episodes right now. By the end of the week, I will be watching season 5 of the show. How exciting! Woo hoo!
With dialysis treatment drawing to a close, I must admit that a friendship has come to the front, and for no particular reason did it come about. The friendship is no longer driving me to tell a story. Does it make sense? Yes and no. I do wonder where a particular person is now. Do I want to rekindle our friendship? No, I do not, but if I see her again, I will be civil as long as her ex-husband is not in the picture. I am not fond of her ex at all. I do not trust him. Why did a friendship come to the front of my mind? I am reliving what happened. Do I need to tell the story? I am going to because it has come forward for some reason. I believe I have talked to Jesus about it. If I did not, Jesus is going to know.
It is Labor Day. I have dialysis this morning at 11:45 a.m., then home for the day. It will be a busier work week, and I do not work. I have physical therapy at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. and dialysis treatment today, Wednesday, and Friday this week. I have my third Botox appointment tomorrow morning. See what I mean about a busy week? It is going to be a busy week this week!
I have no plans except getting home, having my baked potato and chicken dumpling soup, and having my peanut butter and honey sandwich for supper. Tomorrow, we are having Italian House for lunch after my appointment with my CP specialist in the morning. I get Botox shots in my right arm and leg to prevent contractures and CP spasms.
I am looking forward to seeing Dr. M.
Lunch was delicious! No, guess who I thought about today? A friend who is not in my life anymore because she had many problems going on in her world, and her ex-husband did to her or at least I thought what h3 did to her to cause to have a mental breakdown and change her name to CSE (Carrie Spafford Ellsworth) legally through the court system in Janesville. I understood at first, but as time passed, her behavior changed my mind.
Evening Entry I
7 p.m. Entry
It is time to say good night and God bless. I have written a lot. I am tired and ready for bed—in bed since I had awakened. Good night and God bless.