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…

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Nights and Sunday’s

Coping with the death of a spouse is a terrible experience.   And you don’t know “which one of us is going to have to deal with that”.  Whenever me and my husband have talked about it (when we had to) during the preparation of our will, I told him “Honey, I want you to die…

Heart-on-Ribbon

Private Conversation

A Baby…Maybe? We are sitting at lunch when my friend casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of starting a family.  We’re taking a survey, she says, half-joking.  “Do you think I should have a baby?” I say carefully, and with keeping my tone neutral, “it will change your life”. I know, she…

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Mental Hygiene

I came across this article from a lady who states – “I want to exercise until I’m 100!”  She has been going to the same exercise class for 30 years!  She feels that exercising helps her to remain independent.  http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/betty-shaw.aspx