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I took a break from writing to enjoy being out of the hospital yesterday. It had been nearly two weeks since I slept in my own bed and it felt wonderful. The last pneumonia attack seems to be a thing of the past now, and I don’t want to go through that again anytime soon.

The Stooges greeted me at the front door early Saturday afternoon as I arrived home. I was overjoyed to see them again and I nearly cried as they all crowded around me to make me feel welcome, at least until they figured out that I had not brought any food with me.

Sunday was a day to learn to be at home again and not being regimented and medicated at the hospital. I have plenty of meds to take, but not on the rigid schedule that the hospital maintained. I hated being woken to take a few pills, or to have my vital signs monitored in the middle of the night. I slept like a rock Saturday night and awake feeling like a million dollars on Sunday.

I am off work as I recover and try to get Short Term Disability coverage to kick in for this episode. I am in no rush to go back to work at this time, I need to take time for myself and recover as much as I can. If I am off work for the remainder of this year, it will suit me just fine.

I am trying to get in touch with the HR Director for our company but he is in California and I am on the East Coast, so the time difference is an issuel. I left a message for him to call me when he has the time so I can get as much of the paperwork completed as possible today.

Once I have completed that task, I will rest for the remainder of today and this evening. We bought groceries over the weekend, using the curbside delivery option. I have no desire to be around crowds again right now since I am in a weakened condition. I also hate dragging an O2 tank with me through the store because it makes me very self-conscious. That is something that I will have to learn to deal with in the future, but for now I think it is best to avoid crowds during a pandemic. I did drive Hal to Target yesterday, but I waited at the car while he did his shopping. That will be how I roll for the foreseeable future.

Just wanted to get back to writing today. It feels great to no longer be typing on my iPhone, instead I am back to the MacBook. I will try to get another blog post done tomorrow.

PS – Thanks for the well wishes when I was in the hospital, they meant the world to me.

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