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Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Home sweet home, indeed.

It was just over two weeks ago, that I left for the hospital, and it feels mighty good to get home. It is always a hassle to get out of hospitals, care centers and the like, and my exit, other than with the awesome health aids was just as time consuming, and ridiculous as I assumed it would be.

The unsung heroes of hospitals and especially care centers are the aides. They are the ones that come when you ring your buzzer, and mostly get you what you want. I have found over time, that they are always interesting, and this bunch was really funny. I had an awesome time with all of them, and got a number of hugs this morning, with good wishes from the ones on duty.

The person I wanted to see the most was my darling Daughter, who arrived right on time, and had me in the car and heading home in five minutes. I brought my stuff downstairs myself, as the care center was so disorganized this morning, that I knew getting one of the carts, and one of the guys to come and haul my crazy amount of stuff downstairs, would be something I would not be able to tolerate, on top of everything else. I just wanted to get out of there!!

It was a very brisk zero degrees this morning, and since I had not been outside in a while, the cold was pretty surprising.

My daughter did some more "decorating", putting some of my old cool tablecloths in the livingroom, and making it look really festive and almost Spring-like. I'm pretty sure I'm keeping that gem of a kid.

Tomorrow, I head down to Iowa to go to my Aunt Carol's funeral. I called Carol's kids tonight to tell them I was coming, and after some tears, knew that going there was the exact right decision.

I will be careful with my knee, and booked a hotel room with no stairs, that is very close to their house. I am staying two days, and it is such a wonderful town, I am going to try to enjoy the time with my awesome cousins, and their wonderful hometown (also my Dad's hometown), of Guttenberg, Iowa.

Thanks for all your well wishes about my recovery, and about my Aunt. All of your kindness means a great deal to me. So does your Sparkfriendship!!

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    Sohappy you are home. You have such a great daughter, she has been there for you and you have always been there for her. I always tell my kids that whenever we do good things to other we always recieve great people and lots of love in our life.

    Your cousins are so lucky to have you there at such a hard time for them. Sorry for the loss of your aunt.

    Wishing you great recovery and that each day that goes by you get better and better. emoticon
    1835 days ago
    Glad your Home Jane, yes your daughter is a real keeper, hope you heal well, and are soon on the road to full recovery! emoticon
    1836 days ago
    Glad you finally made it home. 2 weeks is a long time to be in a medical facility. Enjoy your family and take care.
    1838 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Welcome home. I hope your knee continues to heal quickly! Good luck with the funeral, those are always so hard to face.
    1839 days ago
    I am so glad that you are better, and hope you have a wonderful visit with your family!

    And stay warm!
    1841 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    great news..............
    take care........

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    1841 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    emoticon on making a safe escape to home sweet home. Do take care of yourself and don't over do.
    I truly wish your visit was for a less difficult reason, but I hope you will enjoy some time with your cousins. How long has it been since they have seen you? You're going to dazzle them.


    1842 days ago
    I got out the the rehab hospital Jan. 31st. If it wasn't for the aid, the leak in the ceiling would have covered me with rusty water. She called maintenance but they never came. So she moved my bed herself, changed the linens, remade it and still maintenance didn't come. She was a gem!
    1842 days ago
    There are indeed unsung heroes as aides in medical facilities. My sweet mother was hospitalized, very ill-- The most tender, caring staff person--was a young woman who was part of the custodian crew. She would clean, and empty wastebaskets, but her wonderful talent was her cheery and compassionate nature.
    She was an angel of mercy, and she endeared herself to patients---& families !

    By the way, you are blessed to have your gem of a daughter-- Yes, keep her!
    (smiling)--- Hugs!
    1842 days ago
    I'm happy that you're home, and so quickly too! Emotional times lie ahead. Be gentle with yourself and have a safe trip.
    1842 days ago
    I'm glad your recovery has been going so well! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in your travels and visit with your family for your aunt's funeral.
    Good bless. emoticon
    1842 days ago
  • MITCHSTA1232
    So goad your recovery is going well!
    1842 days ago
    I'm happy for you!
    1842 days ago
    I was going to text you today to make sure you were home. It's so good to know that you made it safely, and that MF created a welcoming environment for your homecoming! This makes me very happy.

    Have a safe trip to Iowa and Aunt Carol's funeral. Getting together with your cousins should be a very memorable experience. There will be lots of love shared among you, and lots of memories.

    Thinking good thoughts for your recovery and healing. Have a wonderful weekend!
    1842 days ago
    Glad you're home! emoticon
    1842 days ago
    Congratulations on your amazing progress. Good luck on your trip, sounds like you've preparations to take care of yourself. That's wonderful!
    1842 days ago
    Take good care of yourself.
    1842 days ago
    Wonderful that you're home and so nice that you're with your dd again!

    HUGS to you sweetie. Keep taking care of yourself.
    1842 days ago
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    1842 days ago
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