It's supposed to be a rainy day here in South Carolina. I had planned to drive back to Virginia this morning from my sister's house...but then decided I'd rather drive six hours in the sun tomorrow rather than in the rain today.
I've been here since last Wednesday when I packed up and decided I needed to check on Granny. The couple of phone calls from her early last week made me think she needed perking up and checking on!
So the road to Brushy Creek to see Granny has been my route each day. Conveniently located ten minutes from my sister's house, the grounds of the rehab facility are very nicely landscaped, and I enjoyed seeing all the workers adding mulch to the trees and shrubs around the place...made me long for spring and working in my yard! It was almost 70 degrees here in SC yesterday!Brushy Creek is composed of 12 identical "cottages" with 12 residents in each cottage, and Granny has been here in the Magnolia Cottage for almost two weeks after being released from the hospital with compression fractures in her back: Here's Granny, smiling even through the back pain she's enduring each day: You can see her ever-present back brace a little better in the photo below. It is a huge contraption she says that is a real pain to put on and take off....but it does help to cinch her back tightly and is doing a good job of bracing her for some relief: The physical therapist and occupational therapist come in each morning and afternoon for walking, exercising, and increasing her strength. She's improving a little more each day.
Here's Granny in the exercise room doing upper body strengthening with the occupational therapist:She will be here at this facility at least another week if not longer, and then her case will be discussed and determined what happens next.
Thanks, as always, for your prayers for her that she will continue to recuperate and to be extra cautious and not fall again!
Of course, my sister and I can't stay with Granny every minute, so when she's resting and if my sister doesn't have a class to teach...off we go on an antiquing adventure. This was a new place for me:This was my only purchase...an antique butter knife for $1.50: I always enjoy being here at my sister's house. She's close to everything, and Hobby Lobby is two minutes away at the end of her street! Amazing!
Here's a picture taken from her foyer looking into a portion of the living room...taken mainly so Hannah can see where the scripture plaque was placed that she painted for Aunt Bet for Christmas. I love the green plaque and brown walls!Also when I'm visiting, if my sister is at school, I'm on dog duty with little Barney...who delights in hiding under tables and under beds so I can't take him out: On the kitchen front...I have two new recipes to try when I get back home! My sister made Cheeseburger Soup for us (I don't normally change recipes, but I think I'd add some cayenne pepper and substitute Pepper Jack cheese for some spiciness) and also Baked Asian Style Honey Chicken while I've been here. Yummy!
Well, that's a bit of an update. I'm headed over to Brushy Creek in just a few minutes, so I'd better get a move on!
Be back later!