As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What a SLUG


What a slug I am


Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday Dear Sheri

Happy Birthday tooooooo youuuuuuu.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

moving around

For those of you that do not know -- I have switched
therapists. The moron from HellSouth at
St. Vincentswas toooo gung ho and pain inflicting
for me to return there..As soon as my brain is
somewhatdrug free there will be a NASTY
poison pen letter sent to
St. Vincents and to the therapist assocoation.
This is NOT my 1st bad experience with HellSouth.
The ones in Colorado were that same way-- They
don't give a shit about the patient. They just need to
match the "numbers" prescribed by the PTB's at
HellSouthso they can get their monthly bonuses.
I will NEVER
set foot in a HELL SOUTH Facility again.
Thanks to Peggy and Tom for getting me to go see Cathy
I was exhausted after therapy ysterday, but I was NOT
in tears . I have a little soreness today, but I expected that.
On to other things
This has been a depressing 2 months
First we lost Marc in August
then in Sept we have lost
2 cousins. 1st Debbie Beaver and then
Cousin Maureen passed on Friday morning
at about 1am.
Maureen fought a long hard battle , now she is
pain free, just those that are left behind are in pain.
Serena, John and Jack are here.. John will be leaving
for Houston this afternoon. He is scheduled to work.
Serena & Jack will stay with us until power is
re-connected in Houston. Risa & her son Ralph
will be arriving here today.
They returned from Japan and since they have no
power - they will be here for a couple of weeks until
their power is back on also..
They live in the same sub-division as Serena & John.
It will be good for Jack to have Ralphie here to play with.
Don't forget -- we are having "not a birthday "get
together at our place on
Saturday 9/27
5:30 pm
So- stop by and celebrate

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sunday Night

Everything tastes like syrup or pure salt.
Ihave been hot, cold ,hungry, thirsty, puking,
headaches that would kill a grizzly. I have to ask to go pee or poo.
My body itches, my hair smells and I feel like I have sox
on my teeth when I wake up
What a long strange week its been
Where to begin-- hummm
therapy-- another civilized word that inflicters
of pain have assigned to their warped world.
Look moron-- I have had pieces of my body removed with a
saw and then had those pieces replacedwith metal.
No, I cannot bend my knee any miire.. NO, I cannot
walk normal-- If I could walk normal would i be
subjecting myself to the hell you people are
putting me thru??
Guess what asshole-- when I say I have had enough and
cannot do anymore-- LISTEN TO ME !!!
I am done at that point, and there is no more to give.
Do you really think I am enjoying this so called life
I am having right now???
Going to the bathroom is now a spectator
sport.. I cannot bathe myself, I can't get a drink of water
without help from someone. I have been dressed 2 times
in the past 2 weeks. If I need to take a dump
I have to broadcast it to everybody that is present. When
parts of my knee were removed, they also removed ,
my dignity,modesty and humor.
I go to beed feeling like hell and I know that
when I wake up, there will be "maybe" some minimal
So to all of you so called caring therapists,
do your job, ask me to do mine and
stay off of my ass. You will get nothing if you
try to bully me..Well yes you will, you will get me
pissed off and that is not going to do either of us any good
So keep your holier than thou, smarter than the
patient attitude and march up to your local hospital and
ask them to give you the same surgery and lack of nursing
care that I have received,and then you will know the
dread that the patient feels when they see you coming
at us with a clipboard and a terminator atitude.

Monday, September 01, 2008

at home

Finally able to sit up long enough to use a borrowed lap top.
Thanks, Karyn
Let me start this by saying I will NEVER have this
type of surgery done again. This is by far the most painful thingI have
I have ever felt in my life and the fact that the give a shit nursing staff
(other than Mary Ann) at The Arkansas Surgical Hospital has no compassion
will be another factor.
I have been in more than my share of hospitals and I rank this one about
Pretty to look at but that is it.Lets start with small things.Something as simple
as meals. You are given 2 choices -- Take or Leave it .
Since I am diabetic- I was given 1 package of sweet & low
to sweeten my coffee to go with my chocolate cream pie.
And that is where it sarted going down hill. THE "STAFF" put all
of my medsin a shot cup and had me take them all at once -- that caused severe
stomach upset. When they tried it a 2nd time and I refused , they just took
the meds and left. Also, I started taking coumadin they day before surgery

at home