Fitting into a Smaller Space


Once again I would like to thank everyone who has either called or written asking about my mother’s recovery following her stroke. I am happy to say that she is making a remarkable recovery, all things considered. She was discharged from hospital last week, thanks to the social worker at the hospital who forced her into a ‘rushed” move into her new home The Rockcliffe Retirement Residence.  So much for caring about the patient’s well being, thank God the staff at the Rockcliffe were able to make arrangements and accept my mother immediately. Over the past month I have learned a lot about our health care system and the people who work in it. There are some people who actually do care about the patients and then there are others for who it is only a job, guess it is no different than any other profession. The problem is compounded with all of budget constraints and cut backs imposed on them.

This past weekend, we moved some of my mother’s furniture into her new home. All that would fit into a smaller space. She is adjusting to her new surroundings, home and condition. I am sure that this is stressful for her, however she appears to be adjusting to her new life. Anyone up for a game of bridge or giant crossword?


5 Responses to “Fitting into a Smaller Space”

  1. Kim Andelkovic says:

    Hi Gary,

    Just wanted to say sorry to hear that your mum had a stroke but so glad she is doing well……and so glad she got some help when it was needed. Its good to hear that there are some good people around that really care but its sad that they are few and far between. Its a shame its all about money these days.

    Take care best wished to you and your family.


  2. Ali Scott says:

    Hey Garry,

    I’m so glad to hear that your mom is in a comfortable place, despite the difficult road to get her there. Finding good care and navigating the system is indeed a challenge. Hope it’s smooth sailing from here on in as she continues to recover.


  3. Allan Haining says:

    Hi Garry,

    This is great news. Please send her all our love.

    Allan, Sue and family

  4. sara says:

    Wow! Excellent and very emotional posts about your mom. Thanks for sharing. And even MORE excellent with the “update” about her recovering. We’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dave S. says:

    Thanks for the update. Thank goodness she’s recovering quickly.