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Norman Spinrad is now blogging "At Large."
John & Perdita Boardman are now in an assisted living facility. Their daughter writes (May 15, 2010, relayed through Mark Blackman)::
[John] is doing quite well in his new situation [in a cottage]....He still naps during the day as walking wears him out a bit, but nothing like sleeping all day. He has people coming in three times a day to help him check his blood sugar and to ensure he gets his meds. He goes to the dining hall twice a day for lunch and dinner (where they keep to his diet plan for him) which he must go outside to walk to so he is getting that exercise daily. He is currently escorted to ensure he can make it safely. He eats breakfast at home.
He is walking very well, and been using the cane more often than the walke...Twice a week they have trivia at the community building...he enjoyed that immensely and plans to attend in the future. I saw a few other activities on the calendar that he circled so he looks to be making plans. He is going to the doctor Monday, where they will evaluate his diabetes. His sugar has been up and down, generally running higher than lower, but he did drop to 60 once.
My mom Perdita is doing the best that can be expected. She is in [a] room a short distance from my father's cottage. She remains in a very confused state. Her long term memory -- say pre-90s -- is pretty good though it does show significant gaps. She forgot she had grandchildren. Her intelligence is still very strongly intact. However, the short term is completely gone in every aspect. When my father goes to see her it is the first time she has seen him in forever each time and she gets very emotional. I wish there was a way to have them together but her need for 24 care and his need for independence really make that impossible.
We set up John's computer yesterday so I will try to see if he will focus on getting something typed up....His e-mail will be set up this weekend, and we'll attempt to teach him how to use it shortly afterwards.
BTW his physical mailing address is:
He still has his cell phone (718-736-4901) which would be a local call for New Yorkers.
Mike Glicksohn wrote on April 22nd ""After three weeks of physical and mental anxiety, I've learned that the bone biopsy on my left hip came back positive for cancer,
"So at the end of April, I'll have a cystoscopy to check my bladder and prostate, then early in May will meet with my oncologist, and ventually will have a full course of chemotherapy."
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