A bit of news on Momma.

Hey folks, this is Momma’s middle son, Les. I’ve been debating making this post for quite a while and with recent events I thought now was the time.

As you may have noticed, Momma hasn’t post anything since last July. At this point I’m not sure she’ll post again anytime soon. Momma doesn’t turn her computer on much these days as she’s finding it more and more difficult to remember how to use it. This includes posting to her blog. Plus, with the pandemic, she spends most of her time at home and feels like she doesn’t have much of anything to share.

So, here is a quick status update: Momma is currently in the hospital as she managed to fracture her left hip a week ago Wednesday after taking a tumble in the kitchen. We’re not sure why she fell as I was downstairs working and Anne was in the bathroom at the time, but we called her an ambulance when it was clear that she was in a lot of pain and they took her to Beaumont Wayne where they did an x-ray on the hip and a CAT scan on her head (she bumped it in the fall) and declared she hadn’t broken anything. Still, they kept her for several days because her COPD was supposedly acting up and then her blood pressure.

She didn’t come home until last Saturday and it was clear that she was still feeling a lot of pain in her leg. Moving about was only possible using a walker and most of the time she was unable to lift herself from whatever seat she was on at the time requiring me to lift her to her feet. Tuesday she was asking to go to urgent care so we contacted our doctor’s office and they suggested we take her to St. Josephy Mercy’s ER room, which is the hospital she went to when she broke her other hip shortly after moving in with me. (Apparently, she enjoyed that so much she decided to have a matching set.)

They did an x-ray and spotted a possible fracture at the head of her femur so they then did a CT scan with contrast dye to verify it. She had surgery on that hip yesterday morning. She already had a rod in that femur from a previous break over 10 years ago when she was still living in Otisville and they weren’t sure if they’d have to take that out. Fortunately, they were able to get away with a couple of screws as opposed to a partial hip replacement, which is what they had to do with the other hip.

I have no ETA on when she might be home or if they’ll put her into a rehab center like they did last time for a few weeks. I’ve not been able to contact her since she came out of surgery, but Wes did and he says they have her on some pretty good drugs based on the conversation he had. According to all reports, the surgery went well without complications and she’s recovering. If you’d like to try to reach her you can call Saint Joeseph Mercy hospital in Ann Arbor and ask for her by name and they will connect you to her room.

As for Momma’s Corner, I’ve renewed her domain name for another year and I’ll be leaving it up in case she suddenly feels inspired to start posting again. I hope she does even if it’s just to say she doesn’t have shit to talk about, but there’s a good chance she won’t so I thought I should post as to why.

What Now!

This is a rant (maybe).   A plea for attention (maybe).  I need to  speak my mind.  The news tells me there is a serious virus that is threatening to infect my posts and even my life..  What the he** is this!  If I go outside In public I should wear a mask to protect me from infections other may have. I am told that restrictions could  be in effect into the next year. If you are in your 80s which I am there are several signs to watch for in your everyday life. Now I am going to follow the rules but I’m sure as hell not going to like it.   What ever happened to the old rules—. When all you had to do is pay your taxes, take care of your loved ones, and be kind to others.

Don’t tell me what to do with my time, my money, and my life because lf I make a mistake it is my job to correct it.


 

 

Long Time Between Visits

I’m still here.   I read a lot on line but hardly ever respond  With the virus  warning Stay home I find it hard to converse with anyone,  But in my mind all I can think is this is a fine kettle of fish we are all in.  I sit read, watch tv, read the latest on the computer and sit and shake my head in disbelief.  What the he## is going on.

I sit and think but all the projects I can be working on but  my heart isn’t in it. I’m going to change my mind set and start thinking forward again. I’ m 85 which doesn’t leave a lot of time to screw around in.

Well I’ll good night and sleep on that idea.

 

A Long Time Away.

Where Have I been?  I have moved from one son’s house to another.  I am now in Westland with Les and Anne.  I tripped, fell off the back deck and broke my right hip.   I spent some time in the hospital, more time in rehab and I’m still walking with a walker.  It a bitch getting old.  You can’t do anything without straining, pulling a muscle, stumbling or running out of energy.  I have mastered standing at the kitchen sink and doing the dishes, feeding Spirit, making my room neater but I seem to run out of energy quickly.  (I’m going to have to work on tt.)

Les and Anne took me out to eat.  (It was the first time I had been away from the house since I fell.(except for being check out by the doctor.) I’m really upset with being hampered and a problem for those around me.

I  know I’ll get better –but when.

Momma will be away from her blog for awhile.

Hey folks, this is Momma’s son, Les. I’m putting up a quick post to let you folks know that she’ll be incommunicado for a bit as she has had a bit of a mishap while headed out to get KFC for dinner with my wife. Stepping down off the back porch she lost her footing and took a fall. Unfortunately, she broke her hip and was in the hospital for a few days where they did a partial hip replacement. Now she’s at a rehab center healing and working hard on regaining the ability to walk unaided. Here’s a pic from yesterday of her making the best of a shitty situation:

Yeah, she’s thrilled being there.

At this point it’s not clear how long she will be there, but it’ll probably be a few weeks. So I just wanted to put up a post letting folks know why she won’t be posting for awhile.

What Is New

Today is a can’t do it day.  I can’t tune in the TV ( I normally have no problem.)  My typing is for sh*t.  I don’t know what to do first! Do I work or play!

The good news there is a new railing on the front porch. No more dancing a jig to get up and down off it.   They will finish the back deck when it gets warmer.

No new snow is expected today.  Anne and Les are shopping for boots and slippers.  Honey is in the front window standing watch for strangers.  Spirit has been fed and is quiet in the bedroom corner.

I’m good, my left side isn’t bad as it was(it ls almost normal).  Now  I’m going to the dining room table and work in my Fill It In Book. Things are good here!!

I made Mom’s Chip Dip for Anne’s work yesterday and she said it was a big hit.

I’m looking to a visit from Cindy on Monday if the weather holds.  I haven’t seen her in a while.  (miss her)

I hope everyone is Ok and I’ll visit again.

 

Truth Be Told

A good camera can tell what it sees.  This is the truth about this 84 year old.

The smile is there but the vitality is hiding

The red around the eyes is now permanent even 10 hours sleep can not erase it.  I look at the picture and all I can think is I’m finally Old.  Getting better looking is out of the question. All I can say now is I’m glad I’m still on the right side of the grass.

Many things are not right.  Like my left side of my body is weaker than the right.   My hearing is almost gone because without my hearing aid I can hear the tone of a person’s voice but I can’t understand what they are saying.  I know it aggravates they as much as it does me.

My ability to recall what I used to know by heart is quickly fading.  This has to be difficult for others to repeat things, tell me information that I used to know.

Things as simple as changing the battery in my hearing aid is difficult because it is small and I can drop it when I try to put it in.  There are times when I want to give it up and crawl in a deep hole.   Then I see others younger than me struggling to survive and I think that there by the grace of God it is not me.

I am not unhappy or depressed but just concerned that what I can do is enough to warrant crawling out of bed and breathing the air or am I just a problem for my family to worry about.  But I love them dearly and I hope I’m worth all the shit they put up with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures As Promised

This is an example of all the trees around me right now.  Soon the leaves will fall and the color will be gone.  I going to enjoy them while they are here.

This was the scene on the deck this morning but it did all disappear except in the shade by afternoon.  As I said before this is a hint of what is to come soon.  It makes me glad my red puffy coat is hanging in the front closet.

I think I have everything of mine in my bedroom now so the 3rd bedroom is ready to be used.  You know I didn’t realize I had so much stuff.  (I still haven’t got my stuff out of storage. )  I think I’m going to have a give away soon.

Honey is doing fine except if anything moves out the front window her barking motor swings lnfo action.  Spirit is trying to talk a little also.

Well I have a little domestic goddess duties so I close for now.  Have a great day tomorrow I know I’m going to.

 

 

 

 

Double Wow

Up at 7 am, looked out the back door and it was white every where.  Yes my friend SNOW falling from the sky, covering every thing outside, and signaling what is yet to come.  I grabbed the camera, opened the back door and took a picture.  (I’ll post a picture later today.)  It is the 7th day of November and Fall’s Mother Nature seems to have gone into hiding.

Yesterday I moved all my stuff from the spare bedroom to prepare for my grand daughter’s arrival over Thanksgiving.  It will be great to see Courtney again.

Well it has stopped snowing, both Spirit and Honey are still sleeping.  So I think I’ll crawl back into my warm bed for a couple of hours more of shut eye.  talk to you later!!