Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The Nursing Home Diaries: Entry One
It's been a while since I've posted anything to this blog because most of my work comes through Fashion's Sense. My current situation is rectifying that. I am currently in a nursing home and my situation is truly a case of being between sunshine and rain. I am going to use this blog as journal of sorts during this time.
Today is Tuesday August 15, 2017, and I arrived at the nursing home last Friday. The transition has been pretty easy so far. This is not my first time at one but this time I am one that in in my hometown. I can't even express how much of a mental relief it is to be at a nursing home facility that is close to home. I don't have any of the anxiety or depression that I had last time. I can admit that I was depressed last time.
However, I wouldn't say so at that facility because they would have tried to put me under psychiatric treatment for a feeling that is normal given my situation at the time. Paired with the fact that I wouldn't really eat their food, well you know...
The reason I wouldn't eat their food was because it was nasty as heck. I am the type that I have never been hungry enough to eat something that did not like or could not tolerate in my mouth. At the facility I am at now, they know how to make the food they are given taste good for the most part.
I've already begun physical therapy. The stuff they have me doing I should be able to push through with ease. However, I've been neglectful of my muscles so they have to get used to do some work. Man are they staging a protest! They are just going to have to get used to it because there is even harder work ahead.
I will be on a 1200 calorie diet. It hasn't begun yet but I am making smarter food choices. If I have a pasta and bread I will choose to eat only one of them. Tonight they had Philly cheese steak with steak fries and a vegetable medley. This was a true temptation. I let it be known that I probably shouldn't be eating this.As a result I served baked chicken legs instead of the cheese steak. I did give in to the fries. lol 😂
There is more but I will probably do a video to post to the FB page because my eyes are getting tired from squinting (my glasses broke) and they need a bit of a break. I am not editing this post. So all typeos will remain for now.