Off to do errands and bring care package to my friend Janie the Poet whose leg just sorta shattered with no real provocation. I have not yet heard the whole story, but she has fibromyalgia and many back problems and horrible chronic pain and disability. I gather for the last few months "they" thought she pulled a muscle in her leg and she has been increasingly helpless and our other friend Djinni the Poet has been bringing her food, visiting, etc but stupidly didn't tell anyone and neither did Janie. Doh. Oh the shame of illness - this is what happens.
Meanwhile, her leg pain called a pulled muscle and she was shunted off to physical therapy and swimming, and apparently her leg just had something catastrophic happen while swimming, and then in subsequent physical therapy her leg just broke in a bazillion places and she now has all these plates and pins. She can whine very drearily about her fibro situation so that no one pays attention, but clearly (as I have thought all along) there is something else major going on. OMG. anyway she is stuck in a nursing home and the situation is dire. She needs help with what I suspect is an entire room or house full of disorganized medical bills and 2 kinds of insurance etc. and I am not the person to do that, but will help her find someone (she can pay 20 bucks an hour for office help if anyone wants to do it)
but... in the meantime clearly she needs a care package and she says there is no protein in the nursing home diet, it's heavy on the reconstituted mashed potato mix and jello. I shall bring her turkey jerky and peanut butter crackers and other portable food. and lotion type things. man when you are stuck in bed you do a lot of nail clipping etc. I could also bring her my extra hot pillow. I shall also dispense wise advice about getting a GOOD wheelchair and seat cushion, otherwise she will be HELPLESS.
I also have Moomin with me as he HAS PINKEYE.