Have you been missing me? I've been missing you. I have been busy.. trying to get my pain medication balanced. Need enough to ease the hurting, but not enough to make me loopy, confused, lost in a haze.
I am confused enough as it is. For example, I cannot do simple mental arithmetic. I woke at 4:37, but I couldn't rouse myself enough to get out of bed until 4:51. I asked myself how long it took me to waken. I tried to subtract 37 from 51 in my head. I simply could not..nor can I now. I will need to write it down. That bothers me. Is it the medication that has dulled my thinking? Or is it just me, dumb as a box of rocks?
Life in the old folks home goes on... as goofy as ever A caregiver was leaving my room.
CAREGIVER: Do you want your door open or closed
ME: Open, please.
The caregiver goes out and shuts the door. I was amused. But then a different caregiver was in a few minutes later and as she was leaving asked
2ND CAREGIVER Do you want your door open or closed?
ME: Open, please
Caregiver leaves...shutting the door. Now I am laughing out loud.
Life goes on, from one weird thing to anoter.