For those who follow this blog and have been wondering why I haven’t posted recently, it’s because I suffered a slip-and-fall on the CU campus a couple of weeks ago; a CU police officer insisted on calling an ambulance because I was too weak to stand up.
The ER staff at Boulder Community Hospital determined that no bones were broken, but when they saw the cellulitis in my lower right leg they admitted me for a week-long regimen of IV antibiotics and a blood thinner. Then, I was discharged to Boulder Manor, the local rehab and nursing facility, to continue on oral antibiotics. I’m still using a walker, and don’t quite feel secure in relying solely on my cane.
The plan is to transfer to Applewood Living Center in Longmont, CO as soon as they have an opening. Nobody wants me living outdoors any longer, and there is a host of social workers signing me up for all available services. It’s an indication of how sick I am that I’m allowing this to happen.
The silver lining in this cloud is that I’ve decided to leave Boulder for good — going so far as to have a good friend clean out my locker at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.
The future of this blog is up in the air at this point, but if I think of anything interesting to say and can find a way to get to Longmont Public Library I’ll post it.
Thanks for your interest over the years!