Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
Mom was released from the hospital yesterday. She's back in her room at the nursing home. I wasn't convinced she was ready but I'm not a medical professional. I was agitated because I honestly believe, based on my interactions with mom--and seeing her condition, that the decision was more of an insurance/Medicare/money decision, rather than a "what's best for her" decision. I spoke with people who know more than me on this topic and they confirmed this does happen on occasion. But still, I must let it go and ask, what is true? The truth is, I don't know for sure the issues considered for her release. I will trust she's stable enough for the nursing home to take it from here. I did have a good conversation with the administrator at mom's place (she's amazing-by the way) and they're ready to meet the challenge in whatever needs to be done for mom's care.
Mom did seem more alert and aware yesterday afternoon. Less confusion was a great thing--still some, but a marked improvement. She was able to take several phone calls in her room and even had a visit from her cousin shortly after her return. She even mentioned how she was "glad to be back home." That's a big deal for mom because it's taken her a very long time to refer to where she lives as "home." I made one last trip out to see her last night and had another really good conversation with her nurse. I feel confident that everyone on mom's team is thoroughly aware of her needs right now--so that feels good.
After a better eating schedule for the day before--yesterday was tilted wildly once again in consideration of the schedule. I made it work and I feel okay about it all. I'm currently fasting for blood work later this morning. It's most always a fun thing to see the numbers from those labs because they're dramatically different from what once was.
My morning foundational routine of prayer, meditation, gratitude, positive visualizations, and positive affirmations is complete and my food is planned for today. It's Friday! Thank goodness, right? I hope yours is a fantastic one!
I'm grateful. One day at a time!!
I asked mom if I could have another picture to use on this blog. She agreed and instructed me to make sure you knew how much she appreciates all the prayers and well wishes for her. Mom appreciates your support! As do I! She's expecting another family visit today--and she's looking forward to it very much!
View this post on Instagram#whatsforbreakfast Earlier: 4 egg whites & 1 whole egg topped with 1 tablespoons green salsa & 14g shredded colby-jack. Sprouted grain Ezekiel toast topped with 101g avocado, mashed and seasoned simply with salt & pepper. 5.3oz Envy apple slices & 173g cantaloupe. #dailypractoce #foodplan #weighandmeasure 577 cal.
View this post on Instagram#whatsforlunch Pita Burger. Joseph’s Flax-Oat Bran-Whole Wheat Pita with 6.6oz 96% lean ground beef, pressed thin- cut in half and stacked with 1 slice gouda, 29g yellow onion, 17g refined sugar-free ketchup, and 25g yellow mustard. 6.1oz orange wedges. #dailypractice #foodplan #weighandmeasure 478 cal.
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