UPDATE! HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!

I am now back home, trying to get things back to “normal”.  I was gone for a month.  That is a long time for plants, cleaning, and a cat.  I was lucky enough to have a friend to look after the cat and to water the plants, but we had extraordinary heat hit the area while I was away, and there is only so much that can be done to an apartment that is not air-conditioned.  So, everything suffered, including my friend.  Normally, July is not so hot – well, sorta, but this was exceptional.  And, I caught an infection in the rehab center that was circulating throughout the facility. So, it was tough. 

IMG-1796I immediately “overdid” when I arrived home on Monday morning.  But I managed to lick the infection and slowly – doing a “little bit” each day – have gotten things under control – sorta.

The EXCELLENT news is that I have had my one-month checkup with Dr. Mandrino; all x-rays have come back excellent; and he told me to drop the cane.  Period, end-of-story.  So, I have “girded my courage to the sticking place” and done it.  So far, I have made to the turn-around (3 blocks and back) and gone to the grocery story (next door) without problem.  I cannot tell you how happy that makes me.  My life has been on hold since September 27, 2018.  (sigh) Now, I can move forward once again (whatever that means).  I feel younger already!!

 

IMG-1328Missy has started purring again; the plants are thriving – sorta; and I have groceries in the house.  Another friend is helping me in other ways, with an air-conditioner and housekeeper.  And, a third friend helped me tremendously when I was in Rehab to get my medicine from home to help me with the infection. 

IMG-3215I am very blessed to have this help during my hour of need.  Now, I must find fun ways to repay each one of them.  It is important not to have “expectations”- of family, friends, acquaintances.  I delight when I am pleasantly surprised by a phone call or a word of encouragement.  Life is a delicate balance.  I guess that is a “duh” statement.  But, as I get older and really need help, it is important to have good friends.  Treat them with respect.

 

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Just saying……

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Best, Jay   

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Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.

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