My mom reads and watches television. She always has two or three books available to her and I DVR Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune every evening so she can watch it the next afternoon.
I keep all my moms meds in a little tub and I have a weekly dispenser that I fill every Saturday night. One of my moms meds is Warfarin, which changes frequently so I keep a notebook with the dates, what her INR was and what does of Warfarin I was advised to give her. I hope that if anyone else ever needed to, they would be able to figure it all out!
I am grateful for very supportive online friends.
I am grateful I was able to bring a friend much laughter while I felt sad.
I am grateful I was able to provide support to a friend who is going through extreme hardship.
I am grateful for Netflix.
I am grateful for silence.
Most importantly, I am grateful I received a warm Thanksgiving wish…[Read more]
11/27 – Checking out the Christmas stuff
It’s Thanksgving day, and there’s nothing going on. The kids are scattered, and my mom can’t go out and won’t eat anything different from the usual daily stuff, nor does she want visitors. So hubby is home alone and here we are! I was thinking of going through her Christmas decorations, which have been…[Read more]
Today I am very grateful for my immediate family – my mom, David, Dale, Shelly, Patrick, Sheldon, Andrew, Julian and Geniva! Oh, Roxie, Stella and Zeena too!! Without them I would be a CERTIFIED crazy person! I am also grateful for those few friends I have who are constant in my life, I love and appreciate you!! I am grateful for the rest of you…[Read more]
I am grateful to my friend Ruth who comes over and does my yard work when I am really stressing about it! With Thanksgiving and my moms birthday party within a few days of each other I needed the yard to look good! It looks great!!!
Today I am grateful that I’m part of a cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) group on Facebook. Today I am able to offer a shoulder to a number of patients who are alone or who have had recent poor diagnosis, and to other caregivers and after-caregivers who see this time of year as sad, rather than as happy. I’m grateful I have the ability to…[Read more]
Holiday stress…the rift caregiving has put in my family………..they just stay away, so I guess this piece is for the best………..I was always taught to judge a potential partner by how they treat their mother…………. Now I see how my siblings treat their mother and I don’t like it and so i should have nothing to do with…[Read more]
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