The fall weather was wonderful. I was having such a good time getting re-acquainted with extended family and old friends. That’s when I decided to stay in NE – as winter progressed and it was a very mild winter in 2006-2007. I was enjoying being able to see mom any time I wanted, I just didn’t want to leave her. Plus, the fact that I was finding out, daily, that I could live by myself and take care of my daily needs on my own.
I had discovered the handy bus which is operated by the county. For a small fee, they would pick up disabled persons and take them anywhere in the county. This was how I was able to go to mother’s three times a week and now is how I travel around during the week (a marvelous service which allows disabled, or ill people to still be self sufficient). Time was flying by. The next thing I knew it was March. I was not ready to leave. The more I thought about leaving, I didn’t like the thought of a hectic life in California. It was so pleasant here in Nebraska. My decision to stay in Nebraska was set.
I had talked to the motel management and they said it was no problem to stay as long as I needed. With that blessing, I started checking on apartments, or renting a small house. Finding a handicap accessible place was not easy. Then one that would accept Tuk, as well, there was no way I was giving up my buddy. So we kept looking.
In the mean time, I had contacted a physician to establish myself as a patient if and when I would need their assistance. With assistance from the office of aging, family members and friends, I was able to contact an internist, orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist, optometrist, dentist and orthopedics appliance builder. Life was wonderful and full of blessings.
Next step finding a permanent home.
Bonnie’s continuing story
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