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BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure

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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 May 12 - 06:24 PM

Nah, Mary. I plan to ignore him... ;-) (Right.)

There are still plenty of things he will need my help doing. And I'll get stuff done for him a lot faster than the over-extended nurses and aides at rehab.

Okay, so here's today's report... (I didn't even turn the computer on when I got home at 2 p.m. but went right upstairs to try to nap. Never actually got it -- the tickling of Sabine's whiskers and Rufus's weight on my hip kept me from napping when I got home. I was physically wiped out after moving more furniture around this morning, then driving (again) all over hell and gone.)

Anywho, I left the house at a gallop at 10:07 so I could get a sausage McMuffin at the local "Scottish restaurant" before they stopped serving breakfast. Had a redwinged blackbird fly right in front of my car to show off his lovely wings as I merged from Rte. 4 onto the Spaulding. Found my friend's house and extricated the wheelchair uneventfully and then drove to another friend's house a short distance away where I'd intended to leave some potted perenniel euphorbia on her deck, but discovered she hadn't left for work yet, so was able to gab a bit over a cup of tea while petting her black schnauzer, Schulz.

Then on to Dover. Tom really wanted to come home today, but when I went to talk to the social services nurse, she said it would be a lot less complicated if she would have until lunch tomorrow to wrap up the releasing paperwork. That was actually fine with me because I was concerned that my extreme fatigue would make his getting into the house today perhaps a bit unsafe. And Tom went along with it. She really wanted him to stay until Saturday, but I said, no -- tomorrow. Tom can settle in tomorrow and I'll have Saturday off with him before I have to work on Sunday.

The wheelchair is actually a little smaller than the one he's been using at rehab -- not quite as comfortable (and the brakes work in the opposite direction), but probably better in the long run as it's 2" narrower and should be easier with which to navigate around the house.

Alas, we WON'T be going to the Press Room session tomorrow, though. One more exit and late evening getting back up the steps to the house would just be too much. But I'm sure we'll be there next week.

I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open (even though it's only 6:30), so, after posting at Facebook and sending a couple emails, I'm heading upstairs to read a bit then go to sleep early. And I can take it easy tomorrow morning, too, before breaking Tom out of rehab.

It will be incredibly good to have him home!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: gnu
Date: 03 May 12 - 06:29 PM

Tomorrow... tomorrow... welcome home, Tom!


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 03 May 12 - 06:50 PM

I don't think I've explained how much work it is for Tom to get into (and out of) the house. It's quite a project -- he goes up the stairs to the deck on his rear end, and then can pull himself up by the railing to get seated in the wheelchair (with his feet down a couple steps). He can maneuver the wheelchair over to the door. At the door, he gets out of the wheelchair and stands with the walker while I get the wheelchair into the house. He then hops backward to the door and plants his tush back in the wheelchair. It's tightly choreographed . . . and definitely a two-person (him and me) procedure. He won't be able to do it without assistance for awhile -- probably not until he can put weight on the ankle.

Tiring, too.

Good night!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:06 PM

When he is stable enough, you might see if insurance(?) would pay for renting one of THESE, or you can hi-tech and use an office chair like Rog. He got really fast scooting around at work.

SO glad you will be together , again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 May 12 - 11:27 PM

Linn, whine away. Then wine away!

Hooray for Tom's homecoming tomorrow!

Years ago with a broken foot too swollen to cast, I crawled up the steps from my carport into the garage, across the garage floor, and up a few more steps into my kitchen. Then I used a kitchen stool to haul myself upright so I could put the crutches under my arms. I reversed the process after a few days when the swelling had gone down enough for me to leave the house to get the cast.

Whatever works!


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 May 12 - 09:47 AM

I'm trying to accomplish some small decluttering chores (see declutter thread) without wearing myself out before heading to Dover to get Tom...with a multiple stops on the way: post office to mail an item off the table to my cousin before it gets lost again, Mustard Seed for the incense I've been out of for months, Rite-Aid for a waist strap to more safely get Tom into the house, and Market Basket for BEER and lunch and supper fixings

A neighbor should be coming over sometime today to relieve me of some (or all) of the big flower pots on the deck that I've hauled out of the cellar. I just really don't need all of them anymore.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 May 12 - 10:29 AM

Time for a new thread: Home Again, Home Again Jiggity Jig?


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: Jeri
Date: 04 May 12 - 11:48 AM

Still part of the adventure- the BEST part!


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 May 12 - 12:27 PM

okay....lol


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 04 May 12 - 03:16 PM

Okay! Last post here and I'll start another thread...

Tom is HOME! And got safely into the house (plastic bag around his cast, cat in the cellar) despite the general dampness. At least it wasn't actively raining when we got here.

Took a little maneuvering, but, despite slippery steps and deck (geez, isn't where this all started seven weeks ago?!?) he's in the house and only slightly winded.

Rufus is vacuum cleaning the wheelchair...walker...rollator...and more or less ignoring Tom. I'm sure Tom will have two cats fighting over him tonight.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Latest Adventure
From: maeve
Date: 04 May 12 - 03:19 PM

Well done indeed, Linn and Tom. I'm so happy for you both!


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