Life During Covid 19-Part 25

8 Oct

Road Trip West-Interrupted

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

After arriving home from our interrupted 5 week road trip, the piles of luggage, totes filled with warm coats and cooking supplies were daunting. If we had completed the trip, it would still have been daunting, but I would have had pleasant memories as I unpacked.

Still, I was thankful for the wonderful care my husband received at Georgetown Community Hospital and the kindness of the staff at the Comfort Inn of Georgetown, Kentucky. My husband was no longer in acute pain from the kidney stones and we settled in to await a procedure to laser the stones in two weeks.

Except, it turned out the excitement for my husband wasn’t over. A few days after returning home, my husband moved wrong and felt something pop in his back. Instant pain. He has experienced back issues off and on for years but this was the worst. Usually a chiropractor can get him going again but this time was different. We didn’t have a chiropractor in North Carolina and due to other circumstances, it took three weeks to get in to see one. My husband said the pain was worse than the kidney stones.

He spent 4 weeks sleeping upright in a recliner and unable to walk without the assistance of a wheeled walker.

Thankfully, he is improving. He can now sleep in a bed and he has a new appreciation for it. He even drove this past week. Not sure if he has come to appreciate my driving skills, though. He still uses the walker, but is able to walk short distances in the house without it.

He has watched hundreds of hours of You Tube and can now repair items we don’t even own. I was secretly hoping he might watch some cooking videos.

On a positive note, it has been easy to shelter at home. Doctor visits and grocery shopping are our outings. I have enjoyed having more time to read. Our local library is part of the Libby app system and I can choose books without needing to visit the library. I usually have an audio book and eBook “checked out.” Plus I have a selection of paper books to read as well.

I hope once our lives become normal again, I will remember to take time to relax with a good book.

I'm a winner

After my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2020 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

4 Responses to “Life During Covid 19-Part 25”

  1. divoran09 October 9, 2020 at 9:18 pm #

    What a good blog! You’re in our prayers.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis October 9, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

      Thank you. We had a set back today but remain hopeful.


  2. Daniel Kemp October 9, 2020 at 12:54 am #

    You are both certainly going through it in one way or another. You must be exhausted by it all. Nowadays ‘normal’ is an objective to aim for, for yourselves and countless other folks, including myself. Let’s hope it’s not long in coming.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis October 9, 2020 at 9:28 pm #

      I hope it’s not long in coming as well for everyone. I think we will all appreciate normal rather than taking it for granted.

      Liked by 1 person

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