I arrived at Country Villa Belmont Heights skilled nursing facility (snf) last evening for my rehabilitation. The facility is in Long Beach, so at least it is not far from home and will ease some of the logistical complications for Marvin. I sure hope that I won’t be here long, but I know I’m too weak to function on my own at home when he is not there. Not having kids and having moved here away from my family back east, I don’t have the usual family members around during a time like this. So, I just need to work hard to get myself stronger and able to leave here and go home.
Besides missing the comfort of being in my own place, I sure do miss Saturday morning with my sweetie who always makes us the best coffee. I’m thinking about that this morning as I drink the institutional instant coffee with powdered creamer. I’m a spoiled girl, so this is taking an effort as I try not to behave as such.
So far, despite the noise of the night with a computer voice that announces every call from every room over and over, the place is clean, though a bit austere, and I have a big window next to my bed at least. It is not picturesque as it opens to a parking lot but a window in an institution like this is a perk. The staff are friendly, and my nurse today, and for the next four days, is sweet and seems quite efficient. She is preparing me for my morning routine, so I will close now and get ready to face my first day of rehab.