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Posted by Gale S.88 on 6/9/2018, 4:28 pm
Been busy taking care of mom . She is failing .. her mind is getting more confused and she's totally incontinent now and she had another anger outburst towards Mark and I really think she needs to be permanently in the nursing home but she won't hear of it. There is going to come a time when I will have no choice but to put her in. She did so good when she was there and now she's back to losing weight and her sugar is fluctuating very high and then low. It is also a lot of work for me . I clean and do her laundry and bath her, and it really takes me about 2 days to re-couperate myself. I am not a spring chicken myself anymore at 64 and her insurance stopped nursing care and we can't afford a private nurse. It really sucks, you work all your life like my mom did and the only way you can get help is if you fall again and if your lucky to survive it only lasts for a little while and then they cut you off again until you fall again. A vicious circle !! I have heard that the veterans can help since my dad was a veteran so I am going to check on that . |
And my aunt Betty can't see well enough to drive anymore so she had to give up her car and I take her around and my cousin also helps her. Her son ( my cousin who is my age ) doesn't help her much and he has health problems also so my other cousin and I seem to be the only ones she can depend on. I take her to the store and we go shopping. She gets around pretty good so I have a shopping buddy and she's fun to be around. I help her and she helps me
Been busy in the garden which is a great stress reliever. Tom build some raised beds so our weeding is so much easier and we only put in what we could weed. So much nicer that way. No corn this year because the raccoons got it all last year but we have tomatoes and beans and peppers. I planted 2 rows of glads for color and 2 rows of sunflowers. 3 different types. Nothing nicer than seeing sunflowers in the garden plus they are good for the birds to peck on...
Getting ready to host the 4th at our house too. We re-painted the barn floor brown to look more rustic and we bought some barn stools for the bar and if it rains it will all be covered so we don't have to worry about not having room in the house for everybody . It should be nice for everyone. They seem to enjoy spending the day at the "farm".
Oh, and Tom's dad decided to stay at the nursing home he is in and not go home to live with my brother and sister in law. Both are parents are failing. The circle of life I guess. Who knows how we all will be at the end of our lives. It sure makes you stop and think. Well, not to be a downer, it is just the way my mind seems to go. I reflect a lot anymore. I sure do understand it when people get old and reminisce. Tom and I both got our 45th class reunion letter in the mail and we're going to go see how everyone fared over the years. Tom's class has lost about 16 people to cancer and other things. He could have been one too but he beat it thank God..
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Posted by shiprek on 6/14/2018, 1:05 pm, in reply to "hi all !"
Praying for you and your family!|
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Posted by mk on 6/11/2018, 7:21 pm, in reply to "hi all !"
Hi Gale. I'm sorry to hear that your Mom is declining. I sometimes wonder what will become of me if I live a long life or get Alzheimer's. I don't own a home any longer. I rent. I have no children. No money. It's kind of scary. I just have to trust God. Like you said, the day will come when you will have no choice but to put her in a nursing home. |
July 4th sounds fun!. I haven't been able to garden because of my neck. It's improving so I may get to yet.
Take care of yourself (and Tom). You all are in my prayers.
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Posted by BethNJ on 6/11/2018, 9:09 am, in reply to "hi all !"
I hate to hear how things are going for your family, parents and all. It's really hard and yes, insurance has limited benefits unless something happens. Know all too well about how that works but when it's needed for surgical, falls and such recovery in limited way it's a blessing. Have had in home health myself for a few weeks at a time for these past few surgeries and a fall. It helped my kids and me as well not having to listen to them complain...LOL One day things will change for us all. We aren't spring chickens anymore and life has dealt us lots of blows but by golly, most of us are still here. |
Enjoy that garden and reunion. Take what life can give you and enjoy it. Tomorrow is not promised.
Dale, Jr and Amy are glowing since little precious Isla Rose was born a little over a month ago. They will be great parents, so happy for them and their new chapter in life.
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Posted by Foxie on 6/20/2018, 8:07 pm, in reply to "Re: hi all !"
Sorry to hear whats going on with your Mom. Prayers for you and your family!!|
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