Hi! Dear readers! Here is Marilyn Beane’s World coming to you with more news about my sweetheart’s and my life at Crawford Commons Assisted Living, 132 Middle Rd., Union, ME 04862.
Sunday, July 24, after coming back to our room from a nice breakfast, I laid down and we listened to our Christian programs over WBC1 105.9, Bath, Portland, Augusta. I done some writing and reading. After lunch, my sweetheart was put to bed for his afternoon nap. I kept the radio on low.
Going on, Monday, July 25, Sweet Jasmine gave us our folders. Before going any further that morning, our occupational therapist was here and put us both through our exercise. She brought a physical therapist with her by the name of Susan. She retired, then found out she couldn’t find enough to do at home, so she decided even in her 60s she wanted to go back to working. She had enjoyed her work as therapist before. Susan too is a sweet lady and could tell much what my sweetheart can do and can’t do. She won’t be working with Elden but plans to be working here with some patients.
That afternoon, about 1:40 p.m., Sterling driver kind and caring Marty arrived and took us to Lincoln Medical Partners in Waldoboro for our 1:30 appointment with our physician Dr. John Marley Dickens, M.D. Marty told us he would be back after us near 3 p.m. Sweet Shawna came to wheel my sweetheart down to the lower level with me walking ahead with my walker, stopping for me to get weighed in which I’d lost a pound. In room 7, we talked over concerns with sweet Shawna.
When she took my vitals, she found my blood pressure elevated and said I needed to calm down. I told her my sweetheart is getting hurt with his hip using the slide board and I’m not feeling well needing my iron pills and eye drops for some reason I’m not getting. Rest of my vitals were good. She checked Elden’s vitals which were very good.
When kind and caring Dr. Dickens came in we told him the same as sweet Shawna. He went on the computer to find out why I wasn’t getting those meds. He decided to have bloodwork done on me to see how my iron was and my sugar and a few other things. I took over a specimen of what I coughed up from my lungs. I was given a specimen cup from the home med tech. The occupational therapist wanted me to take a sample to the doctor as I was coughing this junk up.
He checked my toes about my previous hammer toe surgery. One of the toes isn’t completely healed yet, so that one needed a Band-Aid. He said my other hammer toe needs to be fixed, the one right next to my large toe. He checked my blood pressure again and it had come down 30 points. He wants me to be careful for getting under stress even though there are issues causing it. He had sweet Shawna take my blood. He found my sweetheart doing pretty good and pleased he has an appointment in Wiscasset Wednesday, Aug. 3. He said it’s a nice dentist place.
He said Elden has got sick teeth and hopes he gets them out before they ulcerate. Sterling driver Marty came back again and brought us home.
Somewhere around the first of the week one night, our friend Robin called me to give us the date of his mother Valerie’s birthday, which was July 23. They are planning a party for her. A belated Happy Birthday Valerie through my column and we sent a card also.
On Thursday the 28th, the landscapers were here again morning-mowing and trimming. They come in once every week and it always looks nice after it is done.
Kind and caring Robert was in Wednesday and looked at the ceiling squares he put up. He has us on the list to paint those tiles which are slightly stained.
Our activities director sweet Holly went to the common market to shop for our needs and wants for us and a few other residents on Wednesday afternoon. There were items she couldn’t get. Those items would be in on stock so she kept the change to pick up the items next time she goes to the store.
Our resident care director and lot of the time aide on the floor sweet Michelle has been pestered with a sore throat. She lives on Route 90 in Rockport. One morning driving to work, when she saw two baby fawns, she stopped and let that baby cross the road. Then she saw mama deer standing down on the edge of the woods looking, so Michelle thought maybe there was another baby fawn. Sure enough the other one came out in sight and crossed the road. She said they were all so sweet and the fawns had white spots on them. They claim here of still seeing a family of deer coming out often here, seeing them in the back field, sometimes closer up. But we aren’t looking out in time to see them. A lot of the time there are five to seven at a time.
We are having some real bad hot weather. The staff gets really uncomfortable working and come into our room a few minutes to get cooled off near our AC. We are the only ones who have one besides one upstairs.
Resident Walter is still here. He is supposed to be leaving here to go to a nursing home in Lewiston.
I called a nurse at our doctor’s in Waldoboro Thursday afternoon to find out the results of my bloodwork. She said my sugar is up a little. I am prediabetic.
He wants to keep me on my iron and would call more in the following week. He had ordered my eye drops Monday afternoon and they were started Tuesday morning at 4:30 a.m.
I received a phone call from my podiatrist’s secretary this week and I would be having my other hammer toe surgery Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20. My sweetheart would have his toenails trimmed first, then my surgery after. So looks like I need to wear my special shoe until after that toe surgery and it heals up.
Our DVD player isn’t playing as far as the picture which is black and only gets the voice. I’ve heard DVD players are coming smaller so I don’t know if we can get the size we need or not. It sure is a miss not being able to get the picture. I really need one that will play movies one after the other if there are movies on the disc. Maybe there is someone out there who could help us. We don’t have the money for one. Our address again is either Marilyn Beane’s World or Mr. and Mrs. Elden Beane, Crawford Commons Assisted Living, 132 Middle Rd., Union, ME 04862-0628.
Now my sweetheart and I would like to share our testimony through a poem!
“Let it be Jesus”
Let it be Jesus in my voice,
When others hear me talk,
Let it be Jesus in my step,
When down life’s road I walk.
Let it be Jesus when I rise
To greet the dawn of day,
Let it be Jesus when I greet
My neighbor on the way.
Let it be Jesus when I read
And study from His book,
Let it be Jesus when I see
On each page that I look.
Let it be Jesus for I know
There is no other way,
That can lead me safely home
When my work on earth is done.
How about some humor
“Well,” the old lady finally admitted to the persistent politician. “You’re my second choice.”
“I’m honored, ma’am,” he gushed. “But may I ask – who’s your first?”
“Oh,” she responded casually, “anybody else who’s running.”
You have to give George Washington credit. There he was surrounded by trouble, and he couldn’t blame the previous administration.
A sidewalk interviewer asked a retired man what he thought of the two candidates for an election.
“When I look at them,” the retired man replied, “I’m thankful only one of them can get elected.”
Going on, we are servants of Christ, and faithfulness to grow. We believe greatly in the Lord.
We are faithful witnesses serving the Lord by our life in ways that we can.
On the 2nd of August, my sweetheart’s parents would have observed their anniversary if they had still been with us. They did have 56 years together before Elden lost his Dad January 26, 1981. I believe 1980 was their last anniversary together. They were married August 2, 1924. They had three boys, Roger, born in 1926, died in infancy, Amasa, born in 1934, died in infancy, and Elden born April 2, 1938 lucky enough to live. I tell him God saved him for me and Elden says I was born and was saved for him.
Happy birthday and anniversary greetings to all those having or observing those August occasions.
Prayers for all of those afflicted, in grief, and other trials of life. God bless you all and be looking for Marilyn Beane’s World next week.