I rarely use the telephone to call out. And therefore I receive few phone calls in. That's okay by me. But on Wednesday, I talked on the phone three times and it was good. One was a call out to my friend A. to talk over the move of my furniture into my storage unit. I told him about my mom.
Second was a talk with my brother in which I had time to babble on about mom again. Not much time, as my brother also does not "do" phone calls, but it did feel good to be able to chatter.
Third was a call in from an old friend who talked about my mom and her mom now deceased and that was the cream on the pudding of a day.
Somehow when you are alone and your Mom is in the hospital it is good to talk on the telephone. Mom is expected to return home on Friday. She seems okay though very tired. They never figured out what caused the symptoms, but the symptoms stopped.