Serves me right! – After bragging about our drop in robocalls, we got one at 3 a.m. This is a very dark time. We were both jolted out of bed. Surely there was a death. Why else would someone call at that time? No one was on the line. Instead of going back to sleep, I worked on alternative disasters. Someone calling to see if we were home. They were for sure poised on the back porch ready to break in. Maybe a zombie apocalypse! Nothing happened except we both lost a couple hours of sleep. I put a curse on that caller! Look out for people with crotch itch.
It’s been a bad news week — One of our older relatives fell and broke a hip. The complication is dementia and he broke a metal replacement hip. There was surgery to repair but adherence to follow-up gets tricky. Wishing him the best.
More bad news — Someone else is showing signs of dementia. Signs that people who don’t live with him notice. There are family conferences going on. I remember when my mother-in-law started to show signs. The family was all over the place. Some in denial. Some embracing the diagnosis. The patient denied all although it became clear eventually. You can’t hide it.
Weeks like this make me grateful — Grateful for my health, for my family and friends. Any aches or pains (which seem enormous to this hypochondriac because for sure they are fatal) suddenly are minor. At least for now. I’m sure I’ll be rewriting my obit next week.
Remnants from work – While working, I joined LinkedIn. It’s a business networking site. I never was active. Although I’ve been retired eight years and it wouldn’t take much to figure out my age, I keep cropping up in job searches as a viable candidate. Every week I get a notice with the number. Slowly it’s has been diminishing. I still get a laugh out of it although I should get off the site completely.
So how was your week?