Help! I yelled it, and I got it!

With my Mother being bedridden and not having the use of her legs, getting her in and out of bed, in and out of the house, in and out of a car, in and out of a doctors appointment left me in a pool of sweat.  Not only was it physically exhausting, I was always…

Why Can’t I See My Medical Files?

Our complex healthcare system is moving in directions that continue to confuse us and make us wonder “What the heck is going on?”.  Many are realizing that tracking their own medical information for their family is smart.  Of course,  I’m not suggesting to “do your own surgeries” or “diagnose yourself with an illness” – I’m…

Physical Therapy Takes A Lot of Dedication

Physical and occupational Therapy is HARD WORK!  I don’t care what age you are – it is a challenging task.  I watch my Mother struggle with it.  Her physical therapist comes; puts her gate belt on; gets her walker – and up she goes.  As I walk behind them with the wheelchair (just in case),…

How many 911 calls do you think are made every day in the U.S.?

There are estimated 270,000 911 calls made every day in the United States. An emergency can change your life in an instant.  Emergencies don’t always happen during regular doctor office hours.  If you need help or if you need to help a loved one, you need medical answers and you need them fast.  The ER…

Catheter Care

Like many bedridden patients, my Mother has a foley.  She was facing chronic UTI’s with ecoli one after another after another.  It was suggested by her doctor that she have a suprapubic catheter put in place (which requires surgery).   We did – but it didn’t work for my Mom (she is the minority – because…