Hurray! I finally am able to get on. (Now, can I do it again tomorrow?)
I should be in bed by now.
4:15 a.m. Up and at 'em to transport brother (BRO) to/from day surgery. He is due in at 6:00 a.m. It is raining "cats & dogs" outside with severe weather advisories.
11:00 a.m. Left facility w/BRO for the pharmacy to pick up bandages, Tylenol, and antibiotics.
11:30 a.m. BRO shows me his cell phone (my plan) and the battery is swollen. I take it down to AT&T and upgrade the phone.
1:00 p.m. Am back at BRO's w/new phone. He is a happy camper. Receive phone call from dr's office requesting I come in an hour earlier b/c of weather.
2:00 p.m. Pick up DH & head for the dr's office. For those not in the know, I had surgery last month to remove a mass from my R breast. B/c of the holidays & vacations, I have not been able to get an appt w/dr re: pathology.
3:30 p.m. #1 Daughter shows up (finally) and the 3 of us are escorted to an office. Dr. comes in and lets me know that the pathology came up NEGATIVE for breast cancer on all slides. Dr. even asked the pathologist to recheck the slides.
Home by 6:30 p.m. Now what do I do with these books I have about breast cancer? Guess will try to put them on EBay.
SM is in SNF. That will probably be her last home. Dad cannot take care of her. She needs 24 hr nursing.
I was able to convince Dad to give me the info for the Aid and Attendance Benefit he is entitled to as a veteran. It is a little known VA benefit for vets over 65 and/or their spouses. Depending on what Dad qualifies for, he can get between $1700 and $2000 each month to help w/costs of a home health care agency (homebound) or a long term facility. He is paying $4200/mo for SM until she is moved from rehab to LTC. His R&B is $2,000/mo. I am more concerned w/the cost of the LTC facility since SM is not eligible for Medicaid. Medicare & personal insurance has run out. Just need to make an appt w/county VA officer to turn in paperwork.
SIL is enjoying herself at Assisted Living. Daughter picks up her meds & delivers them for me.
Good night, Gracie.