Monday August 3, 2020

It’s been a busy morning. OT came at 10:00 to help with my shower. Then the nurse showed up at noon to do a blood draw and change the dressing on the pic line. Just as she was leaving OT showed up,

It had finally stopped raining so we walked out to the mailbox then came back inside to do my leg exercises and try out using the cane.

Al had to go down to Winston to do some things at their house. I am feeling much better today and the pain level has dropped to a much more tolerable level.

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Saturday August 1, 2020

Things are pretty much the same. My OT and PT people have been coming to help with my showers and doing my exercises. I had a follow up appointment with my family doctor yesterday to go over my medications.

The back is still an issue with mobility but feels a little different each day. The pain is not as severe but more like a severe ache.

I try to spend at least half an hour at my desk to continue getting all the paperwork  organized that accumulated while I was gone.

Al is still here taking care of me.

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Wednesday July 29, 2020

OT came around noon to assist with me shower. I still a little assistance with that until
I get steadier.  The nurse came to check the pic line which is looking good. We are having not problems with the infusions,

Weather is pretty much the same, Warm and muggy with afternoon thunderstorms. Colin is doing well with all the changes and people coming and going. I have a mountain of paperwork and medical stuff to sort and get into my database but i can’t sit at the computer but only a few minutesl

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Tuesday July J

Warm and sunny today, We always get an afternoon thunderstorm. Today’s was just a couple of big claps of thunder and five minutes of rain.

I had both OT and PT today. Then later in the afternoon Al and I did a couple of laps around the driveway. Still sorting paperwork and balancing June’s bank statement.

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Monday July 27, 2020

I had the nurse out this morning to change the dressing on my pic line and the OT person came to help me with my shower.

With Al helping to get the stuff our of the fridge, I made my salad for lunch.

This afternoon I walked up and down the driveway and couple to times.

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Sunday July 26, 2020

Thanks for all the well wishes. Things are moving along at a slow pace, I try  do something light and easy each day.

Frances headed back Winston this afternoon. Al is still here to help me.

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Saturday July 25, 2020

I had visits from both PT and OT the last couple of days. We walked outside yesterday up and down the driveway.

Today I went out to sit on the porch for a little while.

Thunderstorms rolling in right now. Frances and Al have been working outside weeding, dead heading flowers etc.

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Wednesday July 22, 2020

I am working on getting into a home routine. I have to use my pic line to get my antibiotics three times a day. We adjusted the schedule to more reasonable hours for that.

I had both OT and PT come today. I still need assistance with the shower right now.

A slow process but We will get there eventually.


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Tuesday July 21, 2020

I was released from rehab this morning. Al drove my car down to pick me up since I could not climb up into his Ford 150. Spend the afternoon talking with the home health nurses. One will be my home visit nurse the other came out show me how to do my antibiotics with my pic line.

Still a long road ahead. I’m still on the walker and have a lot of back pain. As the infection goes down I should loose some of the pain and mobility issues.

Great to be back home. Al is staying with me.


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July 9 update, with address

Hello all, I got this from Frances regarding Barbara–

Hey Nick.  She is settled and ready to start a new chapter in getting better. Address is —

Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital.
2475 Hillcrest Center Circle
Room Number 137
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103

Frances mentioned that Barbara has been doing adult coloring and that she likes doing the crossword puzzle. I’m sure a card would be appropriate too….


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