This is a photo of a room like I am in. The couch opens into a bed for someone to stay over with you, which my sister has done as well as my friend Susan Pinto who has stayed over twice for a number of days. There are doors next to the bed that open out onto a patio.
Well, it’s been 3 weeks now I’ve been at Regional Hospice Care in CT and I feel better than I have in months. The first week here was a huge adjustment and recovery from previous weeks, being in hospital, and having 2 1/2 days to clear out my apartment and pack up only a few things to bring with me, and say goodbye to my precious cat. Now I’m settled in and so glad to be here. I almost can’t believe this place exists. Everyone is so nice and my room is strategically placed outside the nurse’s station so if i cough to much someone comes in right away. There are only 12 units/room here so you get very good personalized care. There is one nurses station for 6 units and a totally separate nurses station for the other 6 units. Take a look at the links below to see the place.
They have my pain under control without drugs that make me sick. Today I’m being taken off anti nausea medications to see if I still need them. I’m tired and spend quite a lot of time in bed, half my face is numb from the cancer pressing on nerves but it doesn’t hurt it just feels like I’ve gotten novocaine injections from the dentist and so I can’t feel anything on left side of face, gums, tongue… It’s also affected my hearing on that side and now starting to affect my eyesight. But these are minor irritations compared to the pain and nausea I was having which is now under control – praise God!
posted 10 Sept 2016: http://hopeandcourage.com