Thursday, May 17, 2012
Good bye MSKCC, hello VNS hospice
Going home this morning. Yesterday was a very busy day negotiating home care. I sm choosing home-based hospice care. Visiting Nurse Service appears to be the best for me because it's quite flexible. I can be with VNS hospice and even get to PLP. I go home by ambulance today. Physically I don't need it, but it is a part of the hospital-to-hospice process. Diana and Helene are still very much in the picture, but the idea is that they are here helping me as friends and family, not as nurses. The nerve block procedure seems to have been an amazing success. Pain greatly reduced so I need fewer narcotics. Everyone is pleased. I am eager to get moving and build up some strength. It was fun to enjoy the response to Barnard's graduation from my hospital room. The picture on page 1 of the New York Times on Tuesday with Britney's huge smile is to be remembered.