My first night in assisted living (as it is called) was memorable. I was in a full size bed (that alone was weird since I was used to sleeping on a twin) with a metal headboard with a pretzel design. I don't think I crawled under the covers. I just lay on my back staring … Continue reading The First Night
Day 5 in assisted living. I know that this was originally supposed to be a photo blog but not really. It was always about the life and imagination of the guy behind the camera. Sickness and getting old were always themes in the sense that I was always conscious of the quickness of life. A … Continue reading PHOTO JOURNAL
From https://david-beckerman.com Day 4.5 in the new digs at Lott
So now that I'm on Medicaid and hopefully going to Assisted Living, I am not allowed to make any money. Please don't write with suggestions unless you have gone thru the same situation. Every expert has given me the same answer. If you make extra money, that changes your Spend Down amount (increases it) and … Continue reading Medicaid Alert
Park Avenue with long lens, misty and mysterious.
Two strokes. One on the left. Did more damage. One on the right. Just effected my right hand. Some spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine), neuropathy in the left leg, and a few other things like Crohn's (under control) and a tremor in both hands.
I'm on Medicaid. And that means I can and do have a health aide woman, Marie, that comes by 4 times a week for 4 hours a day. I have two sisters that are around to help.
One bright day, maybe I was eight years old, dad bought me a Gilbert chemistry set. He had a scientific bent. Albert Einstein was one of his heros. I was no Einstein. Whatever scientific kits my dad gave me were turned into weapons. If I had the ingredients poison gas would have been on the agenda. Luckily the internet was in the future.