Wednesday, February 4, 2015

More Snow

  Another 3 inches of snow fell today starting at about 10 A.M.. At least it wasn't a wet snow like we had over the weekend. The picture was looking through my storm door when the snow was so wet. I just know I had a heck of a time getting the snow off my car. It was so heavy and deep when I got it loose it came off in chunks. We got up to 41 degrees yesterday so I ran some errands and went to check on my other half at the nursing home. His nurse was leaving going to work at another job. She is also expecting her first baby so she didn't really need trying to lift patients.
   They had a birthday party today for all of the February birthdays. He actually went and had fun. He won a bingo game. I stayed home because of the snow and road conditions. At least it wasn't a wet snow this time. Some schools let out early. I know the visibility wouldn't have been very good when I looked out the window. You couldn't see the house next door very good and it isn't that far away. I can only imagine what it would have been like  on the highway. I know they would have some icy spots from where the snow melted running across the road. 
     I can remember coming home from a trip getting caught in a snow storm. You said a lot of prayers and neither of us really wanted to eat when we got home because of the driving conditions. You had to not only think about yourself, but there is always some one driving way to fast for the road conditions. You would think that they had a little common sense when it came to bad weather. 
    Decisions, Decisions, we have a big decision to make of whether to see another orthopedic doctor about hubby's leg. They will bill medicare, but not medicaid because their office in Kansas. Others do, but I guess they are so big that they don't think it is their responsibility. I would like to know if I have to pay some out of pocket what the cost might be. Just a rough idea, because I would like to hear if there is anything that can be done to help other then surgery. We have to decide what we are going to do  before long. If they say, there is nothing that can be done then he will have to except that it isn't going to change. Pain pills whether strong Tylenol or other that is not the answer. 
    Of course getting answers is like pulling teeth. We have had several changes at the nursing home. There will be a new doctor coming. I don't know if he or she has arrived yet. Some of the nurses are leaving. One on day shift and one on night shift that I know about. We will just have to set back and watch to who comes and goes. . 
   My lap quilt is coming along still have a ways to go. I am changing colors alot and that takes more time. I have several needle threaded so that I am not constantly threading them. I have a question for the stitchers out there. Do you have problems with needles breaking where you thread them? I am trying to decide if I just got hold of a bad package of them or what. 
   Mother Nature is not being kind to a lot of people. Please be careful if you have to be out. Take care. 


David said...

Hi Shirley, We have yet to have any measurable snow this winter here in East Tennessee. There's a chance for 2 tenths of an inch to a half inch tonight. When that happens here, everything shuts down! We went through a lot of turmoil and changes when my mother was in a nursing home. Best of luck with all the changes and medical expenses... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Vickie said...

I am praying for your both.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Shirley. The snow you get then heads up to Northern Indiana. Today we have sun so far with more snow and frigid cold on the way.

You can get really tired of the way the medical system works. My husband has so many issues and no one has answers. Keep your chin up.
xx, Carol

sweet violets said...

No, I have not had any problems with needles breaking, you must have gotten a bad package. I have problems seeing the eye!!!!

We have more snow also, please stop sending it our way......stay safe my friend...xoxoxo

Susie said...

Shirley, I wonder what will be store for any of us, when I read about your husband's care. The medical everything seems haywire at times. I can not say profession or care facility, or hospital...some times it seems to be the "paper handlers" I know most of it electronics...but paper and a mule would be faster. Glad your husband had some fun. Yes, Shirley, If I do not see the woods 1/4 mile across the road...I know the it's bad out. Please take care when out, and may God bless you. xoxo,Susie

Frances N said...

I hope things will settle down and be more pleasant for you!
The weather sounds scary but maybe will improve soon!
Best of luck to you!

Mereknits said...

Change can be wonderful and scary. Good luck with the decisions. Stay warm and safe,

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! Sometimes I think I'm the only one who loves the snow! I hope all works out well for your hubby, Shirley. I'm happy to hear he had some fun at the party and won the bingo game! :) Please be careful in all your snow! xo

Cheryl @ TFD said...

We were lucky and didn't get as much snow as you all north of us. It's supposed to be in the 50's and 60 tomorrow! Any snow remaining will be gone for sure.
I'm glad your hubby enjoyed his Bingo game and had some fun. Have a nice weekend, Shirley, and take care!

Blondie's Journal said...

You are smart to not attempt the slick roads, I'm sure your husband understands. I'm happy to hear he's having a bit of fun these days. I hope the insurance issues work out. We have a new plan, or at least started it last January. It involves a higher deductible and three of my prescriptions are almost $300.00. How could anyone possibly come up with $900 a month out of nowhere? I simply get my asthma inhaler filled and let the other go until I reach the deductible. Not good for my health but what can I do?

Enough of my problems. Thank you for your visit! Take care, stay warm and dry, dear!

Jane xx

Gert said...

Shirley, sorry for your weather, but hopefully it is nicer and warmer today! Glad your hubby had some fun. So glad you are there for him. I know the patients need someone to oversee their care. Hopefully the new doctor and nurses will be better then before. You're in my prayers.


Cinderella Moments said...

I'm glad we have not had snow. It's not nice to get at this time of the year when we are ready for Spring. Have a wonderful Sunday!