Oh the roles we get thrust into that we don’t want or feel comfortable in… being the bad guy that is.
I can’t say I’ve been in that exact same place, but rather “therapist” to my one sister. She has psychiatric issues and because I used to work as a mental health councilor she thinks I can be her counselor. I resist that role and sometimes she…[Read more]
I feel as if I haven’t been here in forever. I think and pray for everyone everyday. Mom is doing well. I made a few adjustments and her sundowners has diminished. My dog best-friend passed. She had lymphoma. My heart is broken, but it will heal..I adopted a shelter dog in honor of her, but she left a HUGE void here in this house and yard. …[Read more]
What a happy/sad time you have had. I am so sorry about your doggy best friend, those are so precious and leave a hole in your heart for sure. Congratulations on your acceptance into the clinical component of your nursing program! Great progress! Tell us, how were you able to diminish the sundowners?
I keep my Mom busy during the daylight hours……between 10 and 3 or 4 pm. No caffeine after 4 pm at the latest. Decaf coffee only. Just these two changes made a significant difference for her. Of course, each person is different.
I’m grateful for our crazy-funny maintenance man here at work. He is relentless cheerful, a hard worker, and always available to help at the drop of a hat. He will be sorely missed when he retires.
Shortened name again b/c the length was annoying me, not to be secretive. Started updating my profile page again and felt incredibly vain. Good news, I got in a walk today…bad, I indulged in ice cream. But, in my defense, it was a) BlueBell b) a new flavor and c) I shared it. So, still a mini-win. ;P
I am grateful that despite Dad not feeling his best, we still had a good day. We have to look for the blessings sometimes.
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