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Wednesday - December 4th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Hope all had a good night's sleep. I slept well. . . 

Yesterday was a busy day. I decided to take all car-related matters into my hands and get what needed to get done, done. Ironically, this involved a lot of driving around! L O L! Went to a near-by auto body-repair shop and got an estimate of the costs (mainly for the insurance company). The estimate to have everything repaired was $5,000.00!! I was flabbergasted! Basically, "only" the passenger-side mirror, passenger-side door handle, and a few dents on the front and back passenger doors "needed" repair - - or so I thought. It seems that the door skins, themselves, need to be replaced along with the mirror and door handle. The woman at the repair shop typed up estimate so that I can give it to the insurance agency. So that's what I did. I drove to the insurance agency and gave them the estimate. Apparently the $5,000.00 for repairs is "nothing" compared to the costs of fixing the damages to other accident-involved vehicles. I did not know!! I practically crapped my pants when the repair shop gave me the estimate! Well, at least the two major objectives were done: 1) Getting the car repair estimate, and 2) Getting the car insurance "activated" complete with claim number and how the insurance will pay the bill. I was assured that the process will be relatively smooth. The insurance agency will pay the car repair shop directly. I even have insurance that will pay for a car rental while my Jeep Cherokee is being repaired. Cool! So, I just need to schedule an appointment to have the car repaired! The repair-shop person told me that they had a lot of vehicles to repair ahead of mine. (The winter months are typically the busiest time for them, which makes a whole lot of sense.) So they won't be able to work on my car for at least 2 weeks. OK. . . 

I finally got home around 4:00 PM in the afternoon. Basically, I relaxed for the rest of the day. I needed to relax because my muscles were (and still are) aching from all of the snow shoveling that we did yesterday morning.

I'm working tonight and tomorrow night, then I'm off for the next few nights. Hopefully work will be relatively "Q". 

Hope all have a pleasant day today. 🙂

Ted

 

 

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Morning Ted.  That is a lot of money

Stars that sounds like e good plan.  Sorry Nannie has been so difficult lately

Work was kinda tiring, had a meeting, and two people who requested I call them back in the afternoon who then didn't answer.  I made some additional calls and finally found someone willing to talk and answer the questionnaire.

Work is now saying they'll be more flexible with the productivity standards.  I'm still going to try to do a questionnaire per day.  Need one more for this week and Ill be good

Did grocery shopping yesterday.   Just need to get laundry done and I'll be ready for the convention.  Some people I know are arriving today

Meeting J for dinner at one of our usual places

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Good morning!

I have a meeting this evening. It will be a debate about housing. I've been asked to go out for dinner after, but since it starts at 6:30 pm I would rather go home afterward.

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It's 12 noon~

Have a 3:15 appt with the PA at the Neuro-Spine place about my R shoulder bursitis, and the renewed hip, leg, knee, shin, ankle aches, pains, and spasms.

Supposed to be sunny and in the low 60's the next three days.

I have to go get Nannie dressed now.

 

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Hi. My usual half day turned into 6 hours. Quick stop at the grocery store and then a message from husband that he won't be home for dinner. Went for a walk/jog, then fell asleep with the dog in my lap. Was going to scramble some eggs with broccoli and cubed potatoes, but we are out of eggs. Reminds me of an old joke " I have the Midas touch, every thing I touch turns into a muffler." 

Yeah, Ted, body work is expensive. My understanding is that doors are actually pretty complicated. They may just replace the whole door. 

Oh, one good part of today: at the all staff breakfast this morning (this is a December tradition) we had a trivia contest and my table won. They had various questions about public health. After 4 tie breakers, we won. 

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Good evening!

Slept really well, only drawback was I had to wake up with an alarm, to get ready for work!  Woke up to rain, too (which was not unexpected).  Got in the car to go to work, and as it was raining, I activated the windshield wipers.  Funny thing was, only the driver's side was getting cleared.  What?????  I asked.  OH!  Someone had stolen the windshield wiper blade!!!  I stopped the car, stopped the windshield wipers, and phoned dh to notify him.

After work I did a couple errands, starting with getting a new wiper!!  Honestly, some people's children!!  To steal a windshield wiper!!  Really???

No rain forecast tomorrow.

Am home now, tummy is full, and we watched a Father Brown episode. 

It was a crazy day at work.  Just crazy, but we all got through it. 

Ds and dil are on their way back to Ohio.  It was sure nice to see them, and enjoyed spending time with them.  Christmas will be quiet.  Will likely get a couple gift cards for oldest ds and that's it.  Dh and I don't need anything, really.  We had a lot of trips last year that were very special, I count those as early Christmas gifts.

Hope you have a good evening.

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I've got an appt this coming Mon. for a shot in my right shoulder bursa, and 2 days after Christmas for a shot  in the right L-4 area. Makes more sense than amputating my whole right side, so that's how that's going to go.

Hubby spoke w/ Nannie's previous doctor, who has been a long-time church friend, and had years of experience w/ Nannie and has a good amount of seniority over the newer doctor. Hubby explained details of how Nannie's actions and speech/words have  gone downhill weekly.

So, she called the newer doc, who then called hubby. He said that as hard as we have been trying, it very well may be that we aren't going to get to keep her at home if there are too many more nights like last night, throwing things at us and her increasing belligerence, and the incredible confabulations and hallucinatory people and events that occur daily.

He said he wants us to 'keep in close touch w/ him', observe and report her behavioral changes for a while longer. [Not sure about the psych evaluation, which I understood to be something that takes place over the phone?]  He said he may double her med to quiet down her outbursts, if she keeps it up the way she has been. Her next option might be a facility w/ a locked Alzheimer's-Unit. As odd as it may sound, I feel less heavy and a bit more hopeful. [It goes to show that sometimes it really is WHO you know, y'know?}

My psychologist is wonderful; my having seen her off and on for 35 years makes getting down to the nitty-gritty easier. With our history, there's so much I DON"T have to catch her up on or explain about myself. 

And hubby brought me a double bouquet of Crazy Daisys, which I love, soooo bright and colorful, because he said her never expected to have to put me through all we've had to deal with, and to express how grateful he is for all the things I've contributed to help with Nannie's care. I don't mind the actual old-fashioned nursing care, for me, that's just on automatic and not particularly hard.

To tell you the truth I have always begun a case with  a one-shift 'try-out' with PD patients. I would have requested to be off Nannie's case in a heart-beat. I am much, much better with very crabby old guys, than women-who-always-whine, and over-dramatize. If I had a nice old lady to care for I'd stay with her. But even with 2-3 year long cases, I DID get off-duty and go home after 8 to 12 hours.

I think things are heading in a better and 'right' direction.

 

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No Stars, this is very good to hear.  I could not have cared for my MIL, honestly, and she was less of a "case" than Nannie.  I am so relieved you have a treatment lined up for the gypsies, you and dh are supporting each other during these trying times, you have mental health/wellness support from someone who knows you well, and that you were able to turn up the burner just a notch for appropriate MD support and treatment changes for Nannie.  Better and safer for ALL of you.  Again, hang in there!

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