Terlingua Dreams

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Old friends in new settings

Our hospital is so worthless, locals drive to other cities especially if they need to go to the ER. Mother's Oncologist (San Antonio doctor who we see in Uvalde, Tx) had enough of them and now we go to another lab in town for blood draws.

The lady that drew Mom's blood today recognized her from 20 years ago, when she worked for another doctor. How funny that in spite of my CRS...I remember her as well.

Afterwards, we went to try to find the house of a friend of Mom's. No luck on that front but we did run into a very nice and modern nursing home that we did not know existed.  Across the street from it, we were surprised to see a nursing home that we had not been to in ages.

I was still living in Houston when mother broke her hip and she stayed in this facility to undergo therapy. There is a friend of ours that resides here and whom we had not had the opportunity to visit in a while.

There is no getting around it...no matter how pretty on the outside or inside...nursing homes are HORRIBLE!

Since mother and I still have a cold, I placed a mask on us both before entering the facility. Lord and behold I ran into a girl that was our neighbor when we first moved to Del Rio.  I knew who she was right away.

I asked her if she was La Cuata (the twin) she looked surprised and asked who we were behind the mask. Mom and I removed them and she was able to recognize us. It brought back many nice memories from my youth.  She gave me her phone number and I hope to call her soon and catch up on the all the years since we last saw one another.

I guess that is the beauty and also the pitfall of living in a small town...crappy medical facilities but small enough to run into wonderful long time friends.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. S'funny, I was thinking the other day that I wonder how your mom is - is her back better? I do hope so.

    1. Hi Dani!

      While her back will never be 100 percent at least the pain is not as severe as two years ago and most importantly she is not on pain medication. Thanks for asking.

  2. This is a small town too, bt now we have brand new offices, and a hospital 30 miles or so down the hwy. All kinds of specialists use the offices there, and im so thankful for all that. I ride the senior bus so no one has to miss work to take me.

    1. You are very fortunate to have new facilities and that you are near two big cities.

      When I could not come down to Del Rio, mother would also ride the senior bus to San Antonio. Rode it a couple of times myself so I could figure out how to get to the specialists office. It is a great service.

  3. Wouldn't it be just fine if we could maintain our health and not need the creepy medical facilities.

    1. It would be wonderful Gypsy.

      Got a call from the doctor's office that the results of the blood draw are not ready yet. Her appointment is tomorrow and without the lab results the doctor will not see her.

      Called the place up and they say they should have them shortly but I am not holding my breath. This place is as worthless as the local hospital...grrrrr!!!!!


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