Well I tried. That’s all any of us can do. really hoped it would work out but being in assisted living made the seizures much worse. It culminated in trying new medications which caused a reaction and a bad fall which set off a series of seizures. And then more seizures a few days later. In fact, over 33 since I left my cabin on Galiano, and that’s 3-4 times as many as before.
Just got the X-rays back. Turns out I’ve got a compression fracture from the fall. Yay!
Anyways, I’m grateful for the opportunity to try assisted living. If I were able to be more social and manage more stimulation, it would be perfect. It’s a great facility on beautiful grounds, and the staff are lovely. It’s just not ideal for someone with severe M.E. or a seizure disorder.
I’m glad I tried because otherwise I’d never know but sure am glad to be home.
Happy Holidays One and All! ❤️
Today was gorgeous! Willow and I took a slow afternoon stroll to the beach at Studies Bay, went for a paddle, and got our toes wet. It was too irresistible not to!
Here’s one of my favourite pics of my little home, taken just a few days ago after the second big snow storm, of three, in a week.
It makes it look so cosy and I love the contrast with the white of the snow against the rusted patina and teal roof.
Thankfully, it’s easy to keep a home this size warm with my Cubic mini stove, plus the southerly exposure means even 20 minutes of winter sun warms the place nicely.
Propane tanks and regulators keep freezing so the hot water has been very sparse, but otherwise it’s been rather lovely
Not in the seven years I’ve lived on Galiano, have we had this much snow in one go!
Certainly not where I am, which is virtually sea level right in Sturdies Bay. But last night there was 6-8 inches by 7:30pm, so I dug my snow shoes out of storage, and went out.
We didn’t go far but Willow, who needed her nightly constitutional, was waist deep, although VERY eager and tugging me up the hill; gleefully scooping mouthfuls of white stuff as she went, and grinning from ear to ear (wish I’d gotten a picture of that)!
So we walked down past Studies Bay Bakery, which looked so warm and inviting, (coulda used a hot cocoa!), to the elegant and beautifully lit Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, and back again. The gardens outside the Inn provided some lovely photo opportunities and produced some interesting results.