Month: September 2017

Fading Things Need Glasses

The last two days have been a bit of an emotional up and down.  Yesterday it was my birthday and for a number of decades mom has always come to my room the very first thing to sing Happy Birthday.  Not today.  Instead it was a clank on my door and a “Where is the frosting?” with a face of consternation.  She was stressed and struggling and I knew we needed to leave our environment soon.  So we went swimming and got out of the house.  That helped.  Then several times later the traditions of old were not to...

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Movies or Not – Last Night Was a Bust

One of my friends (Justin Torrence) was starring in his first movie last night – The Heart of Man.  So naturally I wanted to go see it and by the way, he did an awesome job!  I was going to go alone as it is so hard for mom to go up the steps.  But at the last minute she decided to join me and we raced to a movie theater an hour away that has handicapped accessible seating. I thought the movie while intense would be Ok.  I was WRONG. The movie is about how sexual abuse and...

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As you’ve probably read in some of my posts fatigue has been a real issue.  Not just from care giving but in 2014 my adrenal system collapsed.  I’ve not recovered yet.   The fatigue has been nasty and last week I thought I had the flu.  I just felt miserable.  The worst was the day I needed to take mom to her doctor appointment.  It was almost 40 miles away and I was a vomitous mess.  Every few miles I had to pull over and lose it.  Add to that I had a nasty headache.  It took everything I...

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