Thursday, December 31, 2015

Daily Specials - Facility Menu

Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2015


Maple Oatmeal
Vegetable Frittata


Southwest Beef Vegetable Soup
Grilled Ham & Swiss on Rye
Oven Browned Sweet Potatoes
Marble Cake w/ Chocolate Frosting


Sicilian Roast Beef
Spinach, Bacon & Onion
Egg Noodles
Fruit Cocktail

**Menu Subject to Change due to Dietary Restrictions**

Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 2015


Maple Oatmeal
Vegetable Frittata


Cream Butternut Squash Soup
Beef Stew
Cheddar Biscuit
Old Fashion Rice Pudding w/ Cherry


Honey BBQ Chicken
Pan Fried Potatoes
Corn w/ Fresh Herbs
Peanut Butter Bar

**Menu Subject to Change due to Dietary Restrictions**

Tuesday, Dec. 29th, 2015


Blueberry Pancakes
Sausage Links


Beef Barley Soup
Tuna Salad on Wheat w/ Lettuce & Tomato
Pickled Beets
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Oven Browned Potatoes
Braised Cabbage
Rye Bread
Fruit Sherbet

**Menu Subject to Change due to Dietary Restrictions**

Monday, Dec. 28th, 2015


Scrambled Eggs w/ Swiss Cheese
Cinnamon Pinwheel Danish


Cream of Broccoli Soup
Breaded Chicken Fillet Sandwich
French Fries
Double Chocolate Bar


Crumbled Top Fish w/ Tarter Sauce
Parslied [sic] Potatoes
Green Beans
Sugar Cookies

**Menu Subject to Change due to Dietary Restrictions**

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2nd Moves To Twin

Rehab Facility - Pain Meds

Mon., Dec. 28th - Fentanyl Patch - Staff Doctor increased dosage to 75 mcg from 50 micrograms
(FP replaced/changed ever 3rd day)

Oxycodone - 10 mg (two 5 mg pills/crushed)

Tylenol (unknown dosage)

Note: Am also taking some Pepcid, amount unknown, to help because am on a direct "food/feed" bag line to the stomach, i.e., eating the same way that I take the pain-meds... liquid form.

Reminder to Self: Talk to Dr. about taking something to reduce amount of mucus/phlegm discharge. Chest area beginning to hurt cause of all the coughing.  

Monday, December 28, 2015

Rehabilitation Facility

Post Surgery / Extended Hospital Stay

Last Tues. Evening (Dec. 22nd) was transferred to a Rehab Facility in "Souf" Philly. Had spent slightly less than four weeks in the hospital recuperating, following the removal of an enlarged cancer tumor in the throat/neck area. ENT Surgeon had told me removal & post-care would be relatively easy and simple. 10-12 days max, then life would probably be back to "close to normal." Surgery was a bit more complicated than expected, lasting about 11 hours instead of the estimated 6-8.

Rehab is somewhat more painful than the hospital stay, i.e., Morphine is no longer a pain medication that is available to me every couple of hours. Am currently taking an oxy-opioid every 4 hours through a stomach feeding tube and am also wearing a fentanyl patch that is changed every 3 days.

Note: Frederick Douglass Hospital Historical Marker is mere steps from the main entrance of Rehab Facility.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

'nother Note for RNs

Rm 1948 = (empty) corner patients room, two beds. Has great views of N. Broad St. plus I-76 and Vine Street Expressway. Also, currently has lg fan that was in our room (#1971) couple of days ago but quietly taken away. very hush hush. ha ha ... 1948 is now the luxury suite.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Memo City


Note: "Hummingbird Special Diet" (memo to self, 2nd from top) was written over numerous days immediately following 1st neck/throat surgery. Though not currently craving so many sweets, this is still the basis for next grocery store list. Btw, a cold iced-coffee would be really great now. And ice-cream too. Haven't had solid food or reg. drink since Nov. 24th. Also, haven't had a cig since then too. Unfortunately, have begun to crave smokes in last few days. Must not start again. Today is Dec. 8th. (bolded date is when this typed txt originally written though not posted publically)

Monday, December 14, 2015

(*) "Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)"

(*) Note: By coincidence, was listening to Pavement EP "Watery, Domestic" during recent pain med (morphine) injection at Hahnemann Hosp., post-initial surgery.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hahnemann Hosp Stay


Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 2015, Around Noon

Sunday, December 6, 2015