When down-remember there is someone out there who has it worse off than you

By EJMac Latest Reply 2012-05-14 19:22:08 -0500
Started 2012-05-14 18:42:12 -0500

Sometimes I hit the downs like lately due to all the changes and maintenance I need in order to live AND yet I have it so much better than some. Between doctor appts my spouse & I went for lunch at the hospital cafeteria. There was a lady there with a pretty hat to hide her bald head, thin, almost falling alseep as she was eating with her spouse & son. I remember being there myself EIGHT years ago. I was so sick from the treatment for pancreatic cancer. I went to the gift shop and found a jasmine plant that was just ready to bloom. I bought it and dropped it off at her table. Think it made her feel better and it certainly made me feel batter. Have to remember to "get out of myself" sometimes instead of wallowing feeling sorry for myself. I really am trying to fully live each day at a time because we never know what tomorrow may bring. This site is so important in the same way - to support others and their challenges-it helps us too. God bless all of you.

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-05-14 19:22:08 -0500 Report

Every night at work I am reminded of this fact. Several current residents are on hospice and most of the other residents have a slightly longer off death appointment. I remember how close I came to not leaving the hospital alive a few years ago. One of the most frustrating things was whenever the hospital staff would move the bed table away do to something for me, then leave without returning it to my reach. I would have to struggle to get that stupid table close enough to get a drink of water. Since then I try to monitor where the resident has their walker, wheelchair, water glass, what lights are on,etc. If I change anything while assisting them I try to return things to how they want it.

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