After Christmas in the hospital, I got ready to go to a nearby nursing home for some physical therapy
and rest. That was quite a trip. The patients there were truly an assortment of characters, from the
grumpy old Mrs. T who never stopped complaining, to the very fun-loving Mrs. L: we had wheelchair
races down the hall!
The diet was pretty bad, full of starches and carbohydrates that were not needed, so there were a lot
of big people there. I asked the dietitian for something with more fresh vegetables, fruits, and
healthier foods. She was very solicitous and my diet improved from the next day. But I seemed to be
the only one with a different diet, and she sadly told me that she had tried many times to change diets
but people wanted comfort food!
One lovely thing there, was that they allowed my husband to stay in my room at least for a while. It
was truly a comfort badly needed. I went for some PT, and learned a little about my new state!
Then we moved on after three weeks to my friends Sunmi's house, where we laughed so much
and I felt so comfortable. That lasted several weeks until we made the move back to Vashon.