Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I got some new pain pills for the pelvic pain.  Unfortunately, they DON'T work.  When I took them last night, on the way home from the store, they never kicked in.  I am so bummed about that because this pain is really bad.  I can't get a hold of the OBGYN that I need to so I guess it is the emergency room for me because I can't handle another day/night of this excruciating pain.  I do have a UTI, but that does not explain the pain.  I am supposed to have the ultra sound tomorrow.  When Tillie arrives today we will head to the hospital.  I don't want to go, but I can't take the pain anymore.  I haven't really slept in over a week now since the pain started last Monday.

On a lighter note, Mom has had her first bath with the hospice aide.  She is very nice and thorough.  She will do Mom's hair on Mondays and Fridays because that is what I requested.  I don't think it needs to be done more than that.  So far, I like all the hospice people.  We are waiting for one more person to arrive today to meet with Mom and I.  I think it is the spiritual advisor.  I don't know exactly what he does, but we will find out.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will be Mom's bath days at around 1 pm.  I like that they have appointments with us because the other company, you never knew when they would come.  It changed from week to week and day to day so your whole day was shot because you couldn't plan around it.  With hospice, it is appointments so you know when they are coming.  The nurse will be here either tomorrow or Friday to check on Mom's sores.

I have called, again, the company that the hospital bed is from.  They were supposed to call me back in 15 minutes.  This was an hour ago.  This happened the last few times I called.  There is a new hospital bed waiting to be delivered for Mom.  I am so unhappy about this because the new bed is waiting to be delivered.  They wanted to deliver it yesterday but they can't until this bed is gone.  I want this bed out of my house.  I don't really want the new one, but it is an air type bed which will be better for Mom.  It is a special bed for her that will help heal the sores and prevent them from coming back which is exactly what we need.  I am not happy that I have to put it in the living room, where I teach but all my students are aware of what is going on so no surprises there.  If the kids don't know, the parents do.  I will make the bed up everyday so it will look nice and neat.  I don't like that Mom loses her privacy, but what else can I do?  She is having trouble with the stairs and she needs a bed where she won't get sores on.  I am sure after a few weeks it will be fine and we will both be used to it.

I hope your day is going well.  It is very nice out here right now.  The sun is shining and it is a bit warm, not too warm, but a bit warm.  Enough to fill your soul.


  1. Heather, please let us know what happens at the hospital. I will be praying for you. I was hoping the new pain pills would work for you.

    I bet it is aggravating about the hospital bed. But what can you do? You've called and called and nobody will call you back. How frustrating!!

    Hope you feel better soon, Heather!

  2. thanks Missy! I hope you are feeling well too after your fall. I think it is time for the ER even though I don't want to go. I just can't take this pain anymore. I have been on the antibiotics for the UTI for 24 hours now and the pain hasn't lessened so they can't be related. We shall see what ER says.