Greetings, dear readers! Here is your Marilyn Beane’s World columnist with more news of my sweetheart’s and my life at Crawford Commons Assisted living in Union.
On Monday, October 9, our sweet driver took us on the big van with a lift to Lincoln Medical Partners in Waldoboro for our 10 a.m. appointment with our physician, kind and caring Dr. John Marley Dickens. There was a new fill-in medical assistant, a male by the name of Rob, a young man.
We stopped for me to get weighed. I had gained a few more pounds, which still seems like water weight. Rob had to take the regular chair out of room 7, then he wheeled me in there and got me situated. I was asked questions which I answered. Elden’s blood pressure was up a bit and had to be taken little later by Dr. Dickens. He understood why I was in the travel chair as Dr. Schueller has me limited from walking on my surgical foot. He noticed the swelling is down with my edema, which he was happy about and also was happy my surgery went well amputating my left pinkie toe. He listened to my lungs and heart. I told him how short of breath I get and he agreed. I had him explain what edema, which makes extra water.
Dr. Dickens checked Elden’s feet for sores, but lucky he didn’t have any. I needed a prescription for itching, which he done. He said he would see us in three weeks.
One of our residents is back home from the hospital. She is doing some better. We sat with her couple of days and talked at break.
Our activities director is so sweet, mails my mail and gets the mail for me. She also went to Walmart in Thomaston, shopping for us and other residents on Friday the 13th. She took some residents with her.
I have received more belated birthday mail this week. Belated cards and gifts enclosed. Very useful and I want to thank you, dear readers, who have helped me out and made my birthday so special. I so much appreciate it all, and all of you.
We had a pouring rain earlier this week. There was wind with the rain. Some claimed we was getting a bit of one of the hurricanes.
How about some encouragement from my sweetheart and my testimony?
In the Holy Book, the Bible we so much love, in the book of Deuteronomy, the Lord reminded His people how when they were wandering in the desert He cared for them as a parent who hovers over its young. He never left them, but was like an eagle “that spreads its wings to catch its children and carries them aloft” – Deuteronomy 3:11. He wanted them to remember that although they experienced hardship and strife in the desert, He didn’t abandon them.
We too may face challenges of many kinds, but we can take comfort and the courage in this reminder that our God will never leave us. When we feel that we are falling, our Lord like an eagle will spread His wings to catch us as He brings us peace.
Back to my news. I’ve been looking for my home health nurse all week, but she never showed up. I don’t know what happened. I told my podiatrist who done my surgery I had a home health nurse coming so he left it for her to care for me so there wouldn’t be any need for him every week. But something came up, I guess.
Well, I am going to start announcing about my sweetheart and my 50th-year anniversary coming up Friday, Nov. 10. It comes on a Friday, same as the year we was married, 1967. If you want to start early sending cards you can send to Marilyn Beane’s World or Mr. and Mrs. Elden Beane, Crawford Commons Assisted Living, 132 Middle Road, Union, ME 04862-4018. God bless you all now. Be looking for Marilyn Beane’s World next week.