Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks…

When you travel the road less taken you can still uncover new insights even when the mode of transportation is in a bubble.

During stressful times I learned that walking is way more therapeutic than pouring your guts out to others.

Giving back is underrated…it feels damn good, especially when you are thankful.

On the topic of relationships being tested and stretched during trying times, my daughter is beyond compare…supportive, attentive, generous, aware, questioning, present and loving.

This journey would have been much more challenging without her.

My daughter introduced me to FoodKick by Fresh Direct. You can request delivery time and they have a huge range of groceries.

Now that I will be preparing 3 bland meals a day, home delivery of the basics is thrilling.

Chocolate goes a long way in spreading joy and buying extra oversight from the nursing staff.

Coffee is a necessary ingredient in fortifying 12 hour days of sitting in a hospital room that smells like Moroccan stew, although most baristas appear to have been trained at Trump University because a dry cappuccino means less milk not more…first world problem, but looms large when you are trying to survive and paying $5 for a cup of coffee.

Every person needs a healthcare advocate. Get one even if you have to rent one.

Hospitals are universes unto themselves and a destination definitely not on my bucket list…I don’t even know how I made it as a Candy Striper all those many years ago at Stamford Hospital…must have been the uniform.

Strangers can be very generous of spirit.

People really do care.

Remember to reach out to friends and family on good days, as well.

Duh…money and insurance really matter when you are ill…we must find a way to level the playing field for all Americans.

An adult beverage does help after a stressful day.

I need to take an online anatomy course.

Who knew your small intestine is 6 meters or 20 feet long and the large intestine is about 1.5 meters or 5 feet long.

Sleeping alone with a baseball bat close at hand is very comforting and cozy.

Patience is a virtue…is there a pill for that?!

Just say no to pain killers as soon as possible…they really do wreak havoc on the body and mind.

I have learned a lot, but It’s time to take off the bubble wrap and once again take the most direct route.

 

*photo: business insider

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