Elevator Where Are You?

Updated on August 29, 2019

I Was Never So Happy To Leave

We have all been there

In a place where we don't want to be

For some people

They spend part part of their life

Dealing with so much

Hospitals are that place for me

The doctors and nurses are great

The rooms look nice and clean

The housekeeper's name is Dottie

One sweet terrific person

Who not only cleans up your mess

Talks to you

Even if it is only for a few minutes

We met again later

Where she showed me

How to get out of here

The whole place is a maze

Signs and lights

Noises and lots of nursing staff busy

Everyone had a job

I am tired

Even though I slept a good night sleep

On a pull out couch

I nibbled on my wife's breakfast

Watched a little t.v.

Searched anything and everything on my phone

I just want to go home

Checking the vitals

From pulse to blood pressure

Urine outtake

Cords and wires

Ordering breakfast, then lunch

Before you know it

It is supper

It's the best place to be when you are sick

Need medical assistance for all sorts of things

That your primary care physician can't provide

I curled up with the light blanket and soft white pillow

Almost in the fetal position

All I want to do is sleep

Dream a different dream

Reality is that my wife had a problem with her toe

What we thought was the start of a callus

That wouldn't go away

Turned into something more

Our regular doctor thought it could be a planters wart

So he booked us an appointment with the Pediatrist

That is some 4 weeks out

Until then we have to do at home treatment

Soaking her toe in Epsom salt and warm water

On an antibiotic that I still can't pronounce

After a week it got worse instead of better

It turns out to be an ulcer under the callus

Now my wife is waiting to see the doctor

Hopefully, we will hear good news

After three days my wife is ready to come home

They might be able to give us some instructions

That we can manage her toe back to good health at home

Someone talked about her going back to work

Giving her foot the boot

That's a toe in the right direction

For now I have to errands

All the things that didn't get done

Feed our cat Charlotte

Food shopping and laundry

After just a few days

The honey to do list

Keeps growing and growing

I will come back later to see her

She is on a stronger antibiotic and an i.v.

It's all up to her doctor now

Wow

You never know what can happen

Until it happens to you







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      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        13 days ago

        John Hansen What kind and very wise advice. I will do. In the meantime what better way to experience the good and the bad by sharing it as it rocks my world. I live for beautiful and nice lovely days. Then you have to take the bad with the good when it comes. I am very fortunate and blessed not to have much health trouble in my life. It is an adjustment for sure. Head up and full steam ahead. You might hear a shout out from time to time. It might be growing pains or just a little rust on that old bike chain that I haven't used in years. I might skip a beat. Fall and scrape my leg. That will teach me. Then again I might just be full sailing with no hands flying down a hill. Even if it doesn't happen right away I can always dream of that day. I really feel for those people who have serious health conditions. My little tiff with illness or medical mishaps seems amazingly big to me and other people would dream only to have a day like this. So as I open my eyes and thank you for your support and encouragement. I may be no eagle scout but I am a trooper. I will hang in there until the cows come home. By the way, does anyone know when the cows are coming home? I am really tired and would love to go to bed. Thank you so much. I hope you are staying in good health and your family is also doing fine. Life is too short to worry. I am looking forward to seeing that bright sunny day with the sun high in the sky. Another day of rain. I feel so bad for those people affected by the hurricane. Life is definitely a challenge. One that comes if we are ready or not. When I don't have any right answers I have to pretend I am a kid. I go to the edge of the pool. Close my eyes and yell out from the top of my lungs Cannonball! I survived then and maybe that will help me along today.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        13 days ago

        John Hansen What kind and very wise advice. I will do. In the meantime what better way to experience the good and the bad by sharing it as it rocks my world. I live for beautiful and nice lovely days. Then you have to take the bad with the good when it comes. I am very fortunate and blessed not to have much health trouble in my life. It is an adjustment for sure. Head up and full steam ahead. You might hear a shout out from time to time. It might be growing pains or just a little rust on that old bike chain that I haven't used in years. I might skip a beat. Fall and scrape my leg. That will teach me. Then again I might just be full sailing with no hands flying down a hill. Even if it doesn't happen right away I can always dream of that day. I really feel for those people who have serious health conditions. My little tiff with illness or medical mishaps seems amazingly big to me and other people would dream only to have a day like this. So as I open my eyes and thank you for your support and encouragement. I may be no eagle scout but I am a trooper. I will hang in there until the cows come home. By the way, does anyone know when the cows are coming home? I am really tired and would love to go to bed. Thank you so much. I hope you are staying in good health and your family is also doing fine. Life is too short to worry. I am looking forward to seeing that bright sunny day with the sun high in the sky. Another day of rain. I feel so bad for those people affected by the hurricane. Life is definitely a challenge. One that comes if we are ready or not. When I don't have any right answers I have to pretend I am a kid. I go to the edge of the pool. Close my eyes and yell out from the top of my lungs Cannonball! I survived then and maybe that will help me along today.

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        John Hansen 

        13 days ago from Queensland Australia

        Life is always full of surprises Dream On. When things are going well we fall into a routine and everything moves along smoothly. Unfortunately, the unexpected can always happen, especially in regard to health or injuries. Believe me, I have been through it all, and despite things becoming more difficult we usually manage to cope. you really don't have a choice. Just keep your spirits up, and I hope your wife recovers soon.

      • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

        DREAM ON 

        2 weeks ago

        Gypsy Rose Lee After being in the hospital for 5 days my wife finally got to come home. She is wearing a boot to protect her ulcer and let it heal. The doctors say it is going to be a long, slow road ahead. We are so lucky the infection didn't go to the bone. I am so glad you made it through hurricane Duran o.k.I feel so bad for people in the Bahamas. Mother nature can be so destructive and so many other times wonderful and beautiful. Thank you for reading and your get well wishes. May tonight give you more inspiration. May tomorrow be exceptional.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        2 weeks ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        You are right the most unexpected things can happen. So glad she got the care she needed and I wish her speedy recovery. Good luck to you with getting everything in order. Seems the wild hurricane Dorian has passed us by and life can get back to normal here too.

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