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Made it to another birthday!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

At the beginning of this year, I wasn't sure I'd make it to my next birthday, but here it is; I am 52 and still here. Not doing anything special today; didn't make any plans because it's hard when I don't know how I will feel from one day to the next. Just to have a pleasant day at home feeling fairly decent is good enough for me today.

Hospice is going pretty well so far. Monday I had another visit from the nurse, and I met the hospice chaplain. Carelinc also delivered a wheelchair to use if I need it when I go out, and they brought my oxygen. I also have some portable units for the oxygen that fit into a bag that goes over my shoulder if I need it when I go out. Tuesday, the social worker from hospice came over to meet me.

Even though everyone was nice and helpful, I was glad when Wednesday got here and I didn't have any visitors coming over. Sometimes, having a lot of people in and out of the house can be just as tiring as going out.

The hospice nurse will be coming on Mondays; though if I have somewhere I want to go that day instead, I can always call and change the day for the visit that week. This week, she will start doing my blood draws here in my home for my weekly blood count checks.

I'm going to go lay down for a nap here soon; yesterday, I was up before 7am. I decided I wasn't that tired and didn't need a nap, but by 7pm I was in bed because I was so tired, and as a result of going to bed so early, I was awake much too early in the morning, so I have learned my lesson about skipping naps.

Thank you for all who have been sending me Spark Goodies, I haven't had time to look at them all yet and read the notes, but I hope too soon, maybe after my nap today.
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