What a Month it’s Been

Finally, today I have felt like reading a few blogs, and even commenting on a couple of them. There’s a long way to go before I feel like me again, but that’s a start.

Why? You ask why? Well, let me share my adventure with you. Approaching mid-October, I knew I didn’t feel well, but apparently I had no clue as to how unwell I was. It wasn’t until I started sending my kids texts that were garbledy-gook that my daughter raised the alarm, calling neighbors, calling the ambulance, which came and took me to the hospital. Good thing. I had pneumonia in the right lung – unusual they said – and was not getting the oxygen I needed, hence the nonsensical texts.

Kathryn drove down the next day, and stayed with me for the week I spent in the hospital, then packed up many of my things and drove me to her house in the north of Oregon. I am ensconced there now – for the winter at least, maybe permanently. That remains to be decided.

I feel more secure here. This whole episode, the idea that I could get so sick and not know it – was horrifying. Frightening. Had she not called in the troops when she did, the lack of oxygen could have killed me – and I’m not ready to go.

So now the journey of regaining my strength has begun, and each day I see a wee bit of improvement. I have my space, my furry kids plus their furry kids, my looms, my life. What more could I want? I have my adult kids, who care enough to intervene.

I have enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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18 Responses to What a Month it’s Been

  1. Kathy says:

    For some reason I did not get notice on WordPress that you had posted, Carol. It’s not in the Reader. Is it necessary to follow your site again, I wonder? (Luckily saw this on Facebook.) I am so glad the kids recognized that something was wrong and got you in the hospital, and that Kat could stay with you during that week. That is really scary to think a person might not recognize that something is seriously wrong. Happy you won’t be alone for the winter.

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  2. loisajay says:

    Carol–while I am so happy to hear from you, this was one scary situation. ‘Ensconced for the winter…maybe permanently’ sounds great. And may I say kudos to your daughter for jumping into action. Truly a lifesaver. Take care and welcome back.

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  3. Thank goodness for your alert Kat! That sounds like quite the scare. I am glad you are on the mend. Being of the middle generation where I am looking for signs of when my own parents need more attention, it sounds like this move could be good for you and your kids. Best wishes as you settle into your new routine.

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  4. What a trip you have been on. I do hope you are improving each day and getting all the love and attention you need and want. Take care and keep us posted.

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  5. Sorry to hear you got sick but glad to know your kids had the smarts to get you the help you needed. Take care and look forward to your upcoming posts. FYI, Biden is our new President, which I’m sure is good news for the World.

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  6. Joanne says:

    Thank goodness Kat acted fast, Carol. It’s great to hear you are safe and well cared for now. ❤

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  7. Thank goodness your daughter was so perceptive and raised the alarm! You are blessed to have your kids looking out for your well-being and it sounds like they’ll keep an eye on you for as long as needed. Wishing you a speedy recovery. 💙

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  8. Lisa says:

    Your last sentence says it all. I worried about you when you went MIA and when Kat posted about your pneumonia. I’m glad you’ll be enjoying the holidays with your kiddos (two- and four-legged)! It might be hard to give up living independently they way you had been doing, but this turn of events just might prove to be exactly what the doctor ordered. Take care and be well. xoxo

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    I’m sorry to read about what happened but pleased to know that you’re doing well. Winter will be different for you this year. Maybe better? Wishing you good health and happy days.


  10. Robin says:

    I didn’t see the notice for this post. I came over to see what’s going on after reading your latest comment. I’m so sorry you had to go through all of that, but so happy your daughter was on the ball and made sure you got the help you needed. I hope your recovery has been going smoothly. It sounds like being at your daughter’s is just the thing.

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  11. Laura says:

    Oh my gosh, Carol, thank goodness your daughter listened to her instincts and sent you help! I’m grateful you pulled through and have a safe place to recover. Sending healing thoughts your way. 💛

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  12. leendadll says:

    OMG. I’m thankful your kid reacted!!

    I’ve had pneumonia a whole lotta times but mine’s always had obvious symptoms (coughing, pain, clear difficulty breathing). Given how bad it is, I’m kinda terrified that you weren’t aware of what was happening. I guess that’s also what happens with a lot of covid.

    I keep a pulse oximeter by my bed now (bought long ago to monitor my lung function during workouts).

    I’m glad you’re with family and hope you enjoy winter in N Oregon!!

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  13. I somehow missed this post too. I’m very sorry to hear that you were sick but glad that your daughter realised that you were in trouble and got help..

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  14. Carol, this is terrifying! I am so glad you had people watching out for you, and able to jump in and help. From past posts, I know that you have great kids, and I love that you can rest and recover with your wonderful daughter. I would have given anything to have been able to have my mom here with me. Sending love and good wishes.

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