It turned out that I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Now, again, this is not a disease you ever hear about now, but then it was considered to be a real scary thing to have. Without proper care, it could lead to a heart murmur, a defect in the chambers of the heart which could lead to even more complications! Needless to say, my parents did everything they could to make sure I was well taken care of. The prescribed treatment was total bed rest! So I attended the first six weeks, then was withdrawn and put to bed. My parents set up room #4 on my floor plan...my bed was placed in the upper right corner, right by the bathroom door. When I say bed rest, that is what I mean!! My mom would not let me move an unnecessary muscle! The only time I was allowed out of bed was to use the bathroom! She brought all my meals to me; she bathed me; she was totally dedicated to making sure I got well!!!
|The downstairs floor plan to my childhood home from age seven through high school.|
|My little corner of the world...for six months of my life!!|