FranEMTnurse, LPN, EMT-I Pro 51,081 Views
Joined Jun 7, '02.
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I'm unable to smell certain things like backside backfires, burps, and other astringent things, but whoever made what's behind that door gets 5 stars because it broke the sound barrier in my head, and oh how I can smell it!
Their names are "Itchy and Scratchy."
Mine covers my medical career, both as an EMT (the only one in our ambulance corps for 10 years) and as a nurse.
This article gets 5 stars from me. Everyone all over the world, including legislators, immigrants who are struggling so much right now, and anyone with a negative attitude needs a good dose of your sense of humor. I love it.
Thank God for my oldest daughter who has faithfully cared for me (7 days a week when I first got very ill.) I was eventually placed in assisted living by my nurse, and lived there for 27 very long months.I was even in hospice care for a while, but survived it.
Then when I came to the apartment complex which is HUD funded for seniors on low income 9 years ago, I have had to have home care service. I thank Almighty God for the legislators who created this service in the state where I live. No, it is not ideal, but it is much better than having to live in a long term place. in fact, I told my doctor that I REFUSE to be placed in a nursing home as long as I still have my mind. That would be a completely different story if I had advanced dementia.
I am also thankful that my daughter still helps me two days a week, and is an employee of PPL, which is a Social Services funded organization. Her two days a week also gives the agency a break, and I get to see her more often than I would otherwise, because she is a very busy wife and mother of 3 girls with 2 of them being teenagers, and are in numerous social activities, a volunteer with the school, and a scout leader. all of these things are true blessings, and I consider them as such.
Someone asked me once when I thought it would be a good time to die. I said, "Five seconds before my feet cross the nursing home threshold." Seriously, if I ever get to the point where I need to be turned and changed every two hours, to be fed by hand, to be unable to do anything for myself, I hope the Lord will take me home. Sometimes there are things that are worse than death; for me it would be life in an LTC.
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