transition

IMG_3458On February 5, 2020, Quenby designed this birthday feast at home

 

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and then on Valentine”s Day, Jeanne transitioned back to a hospital gown as AMC’s ER again brought her back from respiratory arrest

The look means she transitioned from self care to trust as Quenby and her Mom switched from self care to trust and compliance. AMC met my every need. I was able to share with my 3 different room mates in a cardio-thoractic unit from heaven. The more mobile I got, the more independence I won. That led to 3 showers taken by myself and an acquaintance with everyone in the hallways, day and night. They loved all my styling: hot colors of robes, slippers, tiny Museum of Modern Art Light, and Lavender no crack lanolin cream. That stuff made my IV’s fall out by themselves.

Now I have a drain in place to heal the pleural efusion (Pleur-X), and my mobile talents are sustaining  me at home once again.

A Loving Mate

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Photo from pre-red hair Jeanne

 

Want to share how elder couples show tenderness 3 days before Valentines Day:

I had an accident leaving my car in the garage and had to clean the floor, car, clothes, body, bathroom, shower, mop, etc etc. Meanwhile messages were coming in from my son and daughter that required responses!

It took 2 hours to clean up and restore freshness.

When I confided to Don what had happened, he helped me finish the clean up, and then offered to rub my feet with lavender, scratch my back to help me sleep, and promised to do more of this when needed. In between, several jokes about the incident kept us laughing!

Once again we got a great taste of elder intimacy.

Recipe: trust, patience, sense of humor, loyalty!

Definition #124 Jeanne fromQueens (Valentine’s Day)

Owen's Wedding Day Lake Pleasant, NH

Owen’s Wedding Day
Lake Pleasant, NH

OLD Valentine’s Day

was bloody, gory, lewd, crass;

NEW: spiritual!

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