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Aurora's Journals (Part Three)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

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Aurora Skydancer continues her recovery at a nursing home; she is still bitter and angry about her lot in life.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 10:13 a.m., D.S.T., Nashville, Tennessee~

Dear Journal~

Aurora Skydancer here. I am settled in my new "livin' quarters", the fine facility of Evergreen Manor. A nursing home yet. Nice. (Not really; oh, the place itself isn't so bad, but I am too young to be in this place; I am not an old lady! I don't belong here!!)

I am glad I am out of the hospital, though: no more I.V.'s (they'd better not put one in me; I'll shove the pole right up their asses!), no more unnecessary tubes in strategic locations, no more--waking me up at two g.d. a.m. in the morning for a g.d. sleeping pill! ARGGH!! Those nurses probably meant well, but they drove me crazy! Especially Maureen; I could NOT stand the bitch!!

Doc saw me today, asked how I was doing. I told him "You've gotta' be kiddin', right?" If I were "okay", I'd be back at my home in New Mexico, not stuck here in this place in a state that I am not even familiar with! I feel so lost here in Tennessee; besides, the people here talk funny! I don't understand them half of the time!!

I am, however, stuck in bed, still hooked up to oxygen tubes stuck in my nose, also have on the heart monitor. I may be out of the hospital in the technical sense, but I still feel like I'm a---patient in the hospital. If I could just talk the nurses into getting rid ot the heart monitor or the nasal canula, I'd be a happy camper, but breathing has to be bad! ARGGGH!!

I am trying to do the exercise the docs and the physsies gave to me, but it's so hard; it isn't long before I'm wheezing like a broken-down old accordion, and then I have to hit the oxygen tubes again, just so's I can get my lungs to quiet down. It's aggravating. I still have P.T. and O.T. here, and I still feel like I'm trapped in some sterile prison!

I talked to my friends back home in Alamogordo, where I live; they wonder when I am coming back home.  I told them I had no clue, that they were keeping me here against my will. (Not really, but that's how I've felt lately!) I am still very depressed about my lot in life; and I am still listening to that "cry-in-your-beer", "my woman done left me" kind of music. All the more to feed the fires of depression; no wonder I'm such an emotioanl wreck!

I've nothing better to do other than my therapy or eating baby food here. That's what the food looks like: grey, shapeless, unidentifiable. Have no clue what I'm eating; everything tastes the same. The only thing worth consuming is the drinks; and I have been drinking lots of water, apple juice, tomato juice, cranberry juice. I've drank so much in the way of liquids it's a wonder I don't piss myself more often! I'm gonna' have to start wearing adult diapers one of these days 'cause I'm not fast enough to make it to the potty on time!

I watched "E.R." on tv; I love that show. Always have, always will. I love Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes): she's tough as they come. She may have a disability (what, I don't know; she walks with a forearm crutch), but she doesn't let it get in her way. She's as dedicated as they come, and she can be caring one minute, and a regular bitch the next. I love that in a woman; I just love her! :)

I also love Dr. Benton (Eriq LaSalle); he's all business too, and he knows his stuff when it comes to doctorin' people back to health. I wish more good things would happen to him: he has a deaf son, and he appears to be a good father, but he's too serious most of the time!

Well, I am going to go now; physsie's knocking at the door again; gotta grab my crutches and go to terror-py. *Sigggggh* That's the story of my life: if I'm not lying in bed like a beached whale, I'm going to terror-py for more pain and torture! ARGGGH!! Take care; will write in here again soon!

~Aurora Skydancer.


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/19/2007
This is an amazing and realistic write, she will make it through this
God Bless
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/1/2007
Its really not the place for her, but she'll get through it because she has to and can. She's tough.......M
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/1/2007
With her kind of grit and determination, she'll be okay! Enjoyed this, your characters amaze me!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/1/2007
With her fighting spirit she will get stronger, we are sure of it! A great entry!
Love and hugs, B&R
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/1/2007
It saddens me that "disability" can, at times, throw all persons "labelled" in that way together into one big "lump" irrespective of their personhood and needs. It felt a little like that in the Oncology Department last year... but then, it was INSPIRING and ENCOURAGING to see the diverse shows of bravery and courage. Poor Aurora... I hope this rant is cathartic and healing! With such a show of emotion and energy I am sure all her systems must be charging-up nicely. Thank you for this insight, as always. No matter how many tubes and crutches, Aurora's true grit, determination and VIBRANT CHARACTER and soundness of being shine through. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 5/1/2007
Aurora is a spunky, fiesty, dynamic personality, I like her edginess :-)~ She's a regular spit-fire!

Enjoyed this...

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/1/2007
oh, the place itself isn't so bad, but I am too young to be in this place; I am not an old lady! I don't belong here!!)

And I hope you get out of there soon!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/1/2007

Even though there is a lingering sadness, there is also a getting mad side with a bit of sardonic humor thrown in for good measure; one really feels Aurora's emotions. Mebbe if she gets mad enough, she'll listen to the docs and get herself moving, right out of the hospital/Evergreen Manor doors! Well done, I enjoy reading about Aurora. And not just the Lights. :) This Aurora will do just fine.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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