2022 Life Logs, Day 270: Holding My Own
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Weather: Mostly Sunny and Windy; High 74, Low 51 degrees
Location: At Home in the Cottage, Falmouth, MA
When I woke up this morning, I could tell that miracle I have been waiting for had not happened yet. I felt pretty much like I did when I went to bed last night. My stomach is still not quite right, I still have some congestion, and I definitely have brain fog, but I knew I felt a tad better because my back was giving me trouble. It probably has all along, but Covid issues overshadowed the back pain. Now it is back. But I didn’t get to think about any of us for long. At 8:35 am, I got a call from an aide at the assisted living facility where my sister resides. She had fallen and hit her head and they were informing me that they had called an ambulance to take her to the emergency room to be checked out. I spent a good deal of the rest of the day dealing with that. The CT scan checked out okay, but they found that she had a UTI and a slower than normal heart rate. They started her on antibiotics for the UTI and are keeping her overnight for observation. Hopefully tomorrow she will be back at home.
Other than talk to nurses and doctors and family members about my sister, I’m not sure what else I got done today. I did take an afternoon nap out in the sunshine and tonight I finished watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy and I took the last of the Paxlovid. So, I am ready to be done with this Covid life! Enough movies and medicine. Tomorrow, I hope to start getting back my normal life.
Tonight, I am thinking of Mark’s family in southern Florida. His sisters and brother that live in the Bonita Springs and Fort Myers traveled to the east coast to ride out the storm in the Ft. Lauderdale area. I watched the Weather Channel tonight but it was so depressing, I just had to turn it off. Ian just seems to get stronger every hour.