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Honorary Lumberjock Down Ms. D.

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Blog series by Dusty updated 05-28-2007 07:39 PM 5 parts 5285 reads 72 comments total

Part 1: Honorary LumberJock Down....Ms. D

04-18-2007 04:01 AM by Dusty | 10 comments »

I am hurting tonight. For those of you who have followed my blog you will remember my next door neighbor Ms. D. She is the handicapped elderly lady who lived next door to me. She had a profound influence on my recovery from my accident and me getting into woodworking and home remodeling. On Sunday morning I got a call from her. This is not unusual because I check on here at least once a day and take my basset hounds over for her to spend the day with her. These hounds are ...

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Part 2: They both were pretty much in my way..... and that was just fine!

04-29-2007 01:12 PM by Dusty | 17 comments »

Two weeks ago today Ms. D my elderly neighbor lady and day care for my basset hounds and one of the biggest influences for me getting into woodworking and taking on the restoring “This Old Crack House”, fell in her home and broke here leg in three places. She had surgery. She had rods, pins, and screws placed from the knee down to the toes. We moved her to a rehab nursing home two days after surgery. Other than an older brother who lives 1000 miles away and is suf...

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Part 3: On the brink of loseing everything she has...

05-04-2007 04:03 AM by Dusty | 22 comments »

I’ve make a point to call Ms. D. at least twice a day. and visit her in person at least three times a week. I know she is lonely, afraid, but most of all simply bored. It seems to pick her up; I can tell by the tone in her voice. I know she has been feeling a lot of anxiety lately. She went to visit the orthopedic surgeon last Friday. The news wasn’t very good. The break turned out to be much worse than originally thought. The healing time would be at least doubled if not more. It ...

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Part 4: Decsion Day...The staff meeting....Does she get to go home or lose her home?

05-10-2007 10:44 PM by Dusty | 17 comments »

After the meeting at the nursing home with all the staff and interested parties in Ms. D’s future care there was a lot of anxiety. This was understandable. After all the stakes were high. M.s. D. Had been declared a vulnerable adult and her care was no longer in her control. The government, nursing staff, Dr.s and county social workers all had some say in present and future decisions. In a previous meeting with all of the interested parties a plan was laid out for her return t...

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Part 5: A simple request...is all Ms. D had wanted and looked so forward to...

05-28-2007 07:39 PM by Dusty | 6 comments »

Time flies. It passes us by like we are standing still on a freeway. Six weeks ago yesterday, Ms D. fell and broke her leg in three places. The compound fracture was severe and resulted in surgery. This led to a stay for what has been the beginning of a slow and bumpy road to recovery in a nursing home. The recovery process is underway, although slow, Ms. D. is grateful to be home. Many challenges and opportunities to learn how to cope with being confined to a wheelchair and to a...

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