Saturday, August 13, 2011
Today is the 3rd Anniversary of this Blog. I started writing on August 13, 2008 when I thought my nursing was going to be completely cut off and I was going to have to place Maggie outside the home. It was a frantic time and writing about Maggie, her antics and our family life as a result of that kept me grounded. This has been the one place that allows me to really brag about my daughter, rather than reassure others about her health, her worth, or her humanity.
Maggie did not lose her nursing and didn't have to be placed outside the home. Instead, we became the "vendors" and found our own nurses with the State of California, through the Golden Gate Regional Center reimbursing us. That meant I took on the full time unpaid job of nurse manager without anything but on the job training, and this job was in addition to the 10 other jobs I have. But it's been worth it. In the three years since then, Maggie has been better cared for, stayed out of the hospital far more, and is thriving. This was at no additional cost to the taxpayers of California.
Maggie's antics continue and her sense of humor never disappoints. There are so many things I can share, but believe it or not I actually hold back. Writing this still keeps my grounded and I enjoy doing it. I appreciate all of you who read this, including regular, occasional and accidental readers.The only thing I wish was that I knew more about who was reading this. If you are so inclined, let me know where you are and how you found this blog. leave a comment (click on the small blue comment below this post) or, if you would rather do it privately,say so and I won't publish the comment.)If there's something you want to hear more of less of, let me know.
I looked at my "stats" this morning and I just passed 40,000 hits. I know in the first year there were about 8 people reading it, so things have improved over time. Thanks to all of you for tuning in.