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Recovery turned into a vacation

Published 2:50pm Saturday, March 8, 2014

Three weeks ago, I had surgery on my right arm rotator cuffs. My family wanted me to go to St. John’s for therapy. I stayed there for two weeks. I had a wonderful vacation. I knew almost everyone out there because every Sunday I would help push wheelchairs after church. I ran the halls, played 5 hundred, went to memorials and had a great time.

All of the people from staff, nurses, aides, cooks, kitchen helpers, management, to janitors and the people who lived there were very special to me. I have taken care of someone since I was six-years-old. This was great to have someone take care of me.

So don’t sit around and worry about going to a nursing home. That time may never come for you. Just remember if it does, there are caring places for you to go.

And remember, the best is yet to come.


Margie Kirchner

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