Monday, 19 November 2012

My mother had knee replacement surgery three weeks ago.  For the past 2 1/2 weeks she has been in a physical therapy rehab facility.  She had an allergic reaction to the antibiotics which caused her to be sick which cause her to be dehydrated.  The dehydration and the nausea meant that she had no filters in her system and the pain medicine built up in her system.  Friday night, my sister took her to the emergency room where she was given fluids.  The ER doctor changed her medication.  The next morning, she was a thousand times better.  I talked to her tonight and she is still feeling better.  She is scheduled to go home on Wednesday.  She cannot wait.  Even though she has been ill, her therapy is working. 

Someone asked me a question about Queenie.  Queenie is not her real name, but I will not disclose that.  She deserves her privacy.  She was given that nickname by a coworker.  The coworker and I, along with Queenie were executive assistants in the same area.  The coworker and I worked hard every day while Queenie sat around and did very little.  The coworker nicknamed her that because she sat around like a "Queen Bee".  Queenie also had an interesting wardrobe.  She dressed similar to Ugly Betty.  I think my grandmother would have referred to her outfits as "Get ups". 

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

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