By Lisa Baker
Hope you are all having a great summer. We have had quite a few activities already. At this point we have Dad on hospice care. He continues to be aggressive at times, however, changing his medication has helped some. My last visit with him I stayed exactly 12 minutes. He was busy trying to take the closet doors down in his room. Of course, without any tools he wasn’t going to get that project done, but he had no time for me at all. I tried to get him to sit down and visit with me. He sat for one minute and was back up working on the closet doors, so I left. He has lost weight and is now wearing pull ups most of the time. Hospice helps out by providing the pull ups and his medications among other things.
During a bad storm a week or so ago, we lost electricity. We live close to Dreher Island State Park. By that evening my husband decided we would go to a motel for the night. I’m not sure exactly when our electricity came back on, but when we got home Sunday morning it was on. It’s amazing we didn’t have a tremendous amount of limbs down in the yard.
That afternoon, I went out to take some pictures. Our yard has several areas that are rocky and uneven. I somehow managed to fall right on the rocks. Yes, I had shorts on, so I really hurt my knees, especially the left one. They are all scraped and scabbed over. I also sprained my right wrist and managed to hit the side of my head, breaking my glasses.
I hurt so bad that I told my husband to take me to urgent care. Thank God nothing was broken. I have never hurt so bad in my life. The doctor gave me a work excuse for the whole week and I hurt enough that I followed doctor’s orders. I’m still sore even this week, but not as bad as last week. I’m slowly healing.
Our summer has been not so much fun but full of adventure for sure. Through it all, my amazing husband continues to be my rock. He always supports me in everything I do.
Make memories and have a safe summer!