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Tales of my imminent demise

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I do indeed and it’s scary as hell. We have no recourse but to spend what could be our final days living life to the fullest. I’m saddened for others who ‘die’ the moment they’re given the prognosis. “It ain’t over til it’s over!”

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@loribmt and all. I just got word this week, after a four month wait, that there's finally a bed for me at a Long Term Care facility in beautiful Victoria, BC. Gulp. Even the name of the place, Sunset Lodge, conjures up ideas of termination! I leave next Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021.
My sons planned to drive here from the Okanagan area to help with the move and offer moral support, but the highways and byways are all washed out from the floods, mudslides, landslides, sink holes, and many bridges washed away lately. BC has been declared a State of Emergency for some time.
So, I'll go it alone, on my virtual white charger, and bravely face this new adventure! You guys know me well enough to know that all will be well and I'll be just fine. The Sunset Lodge Social Worker, Dietician and Medication staff have phoned me numerous times, are sounding very nice, friendly, intelligent and welcoming, and say they're excited to have me join them. The building has the Gorge Waterway running along right in front of the building, beautiful gardens, looks and sounds like a great place. I'm excited, scared, nervous …
… I'll miss all my friends at Assisted Living but know I'll meet new friends there.
I'll still keep in regular contact with all my wonderful Connect friends, for SURE! My lifeline!! 😊
Merry Christmas, everyone! Laurie ❤

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