Chapter 16 of All Hallow’s Eve posted

Not sure when I’ll be up to writing again, but here is chapter 16 for your perusal

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Update on my health…

     I hurt my Achilles tendon on my left foot – of all times – when I can barely walk safely as it is!  I must have done one of my exercises wrong.  That’s why it is best to do them while WITH a Physical Therapist (aka Physiotherapist) or Occupational Therapist!
     I have a fever, too.  The kids have strep so I’m sure that’s what it is. At least that’s all I’ll admit to myself.  It could not be anything that I might have picked up at the hospital. Nope.  I refuse to think that. Never mind that my throat does not hurt – it is strep.
     I have an appt with the doctor today.
     Slept in my own bed last night.  Got up this morning, took a shower, helped get the kids’ lunch and get them off to school, unloaded the dishwasher, and made myself breakfast.
NORMALCY!
     I’m not at all angry or annoyed at anyone because I am very thankful for everyone doing the best they could while I was in the hospital and I love them all for doing so much for us, but I have to admit that coming home is frustrating in a way.  My house is not “my” house right now.  Nothing is where I left it, so I can’t find a lot of things.  In my condition, I can’t always go around looking for things, either.  I wanted to cut up veggies this morning but God only knows where the cutting board is. I was too dizzy  after bending over the dishwasher unloading and loading it (which I’m probably not supposed to be doing) to go looking for it.
     There are quite a few things that nobody listened to me about.  For example – one little thing among many: while in the hospital I had advised but either nobody believed me or they forgot… but then again they might have been just pretending to understand me when they really couldn’t make out a word I was saying — putting a whole bunch of spoons/forks/etc. in the same compartment of the utensil holder in the dishwasher and facing them in the same way (up or down) will leave them dirty.  So, the utensils are in the drawer but most of them have food stuck to them.  What I don’t understand is: Why can *I* see the food stuck to them, but nobody else can?  Am I the “Great Stuck-on Food Profit” or something that makes me see it, when others cannot?
     And I’m not so certain that the reason my son was sick last week had nothing to do with them using a sponge that was used on dishes that had wheat, soy, milk, and corn – possibly egg, too – on his lunch thermos and pots to make his rice spaghetti. Obviously, nobody has paid any attention to the hundreds of times I have said that I can’t use sponges anymore – only paper towels.  If I use a sponge, it must be thrown away afterwards.  To be honest, I wash everything in the dishwasher after hand washing it – it is just too much of a chance. My house consists of too many food allergies!  If one little molecule of protein is left on something, it might mean disaster.  The current fad in sponge-making has many brands of sponges manufacturing “walnut sponges” now too, and a couple of manufacturers have told me that they cannot guarantee that any of their sponges do not contain walnuts now.  It is not worth the risk!

Was in hospital…

Hello everyone.  Just got back from hospital today.  Had electrolytes drop to nothing for unknown reason and had stroke-like symptoms.  All tests show no brain damage. Lost speech and control of muscles of body, couldn’t walk, etc. Had to go through rehabilitation… still going to do at home.  Great effort to type.  Thank God for still being alive!  Have stumped docs why I’m still here lol.  God isn’t finished with me yet.  Thanks to anyone who knew and sent prayers and good thoughts.  Don’t stop!

I still have to finish writing All Hallow’s Eve, but hopefully that can continue soon. We’ll see.  Recovering comes first.

Hope you are all well!

Wendi