Do you ever notice confusion … walking around like you’ve got your head in the clouds?
You know… spacey?
Like….. ”what the heck was I just doing?”, or “what was I saying?”,
or “what did I come in this room to get?”
Oh come on, you know you do.
What is that all about?
Yesterday I bumped into Bonnie, a patient I used to care for. We were both out shopping, and just tickled pink to have a chance to catch up. I’m sure the other shoppers were wanting us to stop blocking the isle, but we just couldn’t help ourselves.
Bonnie is a colorful lady who loves antiques and beautiful bright colors. Her house is a fun place to visit. My kids were amazed by the place and always begged me to schedule with her when they could come along. They loved the house and Bonnie loved them.
I’d do my usual routine, express my concern about her low oxygen levels, and nag her to use oxygen 24/7. Then we always took time to laugh it up and enjoy each others company.
I noticed that after our delightful isle obstructing visit, I felt like I had my head in the clouds. You know, spacey. I even forgot what the heck I had come into WalMart to buy.
“That sweet old lady does that to me every time,” I thought with a smile. I always seem to be floating just above myself when I spend a little time with this charming, busy lady.
Even though she is very sick and needs to slow down and care for herself, she is still living at a crazy pace that has been the norm all her life. From her costume jewelry, snappy dress, and makeup, to her antique hunting and social life, Bonnie’s life is simply exhausting.
She just never learned to slow down and heal, even though she spent 3 weeks on a ventilator in ICU and almost died more than once.
Low oxygen levels cause short term memory loss. So Bonnie has the excuse of not remembering what changes she should make, long enough to make them.
If Bonnie had discovered the ability to heal herself by listening to her intuition, she could have slowed down long enough to smell the roses years ago.
The problem was that if Bonnie slowed down long enough, Continue reading article