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- Mar 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm #79020
Great question! I look forward to the discussion.
- Mar 26, 2015 at 9:33 pm #78963
I am grateful for a good day visiting my dad.
- Mar 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm #78945
I love the pictures!!
I say sit and complain with us!! I really don’t look at as complaining, though. It’s updates–how you’re doing, what challenges you’ve focused on resolving, how your days have been going.
I soooo hope your mother-in-law’s visit will be a break for you. It would be awesome to have an extra pair of hands to help you. And, perhaps your mother-in-law could provide some babysitting so you could get out for a few moments for yourself.
The party looks awesome. Happy, Happy Birthday to Tarl.
- Mar 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm #78882
- Mar 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm #78830
- Mar 24, 2015 at 9:26 am #78814
I’m grateful for the skilled and caring team operating on my dad. We were so grateful this morning that each stopped by to spend time with my parents and myself.
I’m grateful for the chaplain who came to say a prayer with my parents and I before surgery. It was the best prayer he could have said.
(I requested a chaplain a few moments after we arrived in our pre-op room and only a few moments later he appeared. )
- Mar 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm #78762
- Mar 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm #78744
Ooohhh @MovieGoer! I am so sorry for such an awful day.
Could you drag your feet on redoing what you did? Perhaps let your dad know you can’t get to it until the weekend. And, then could you check in with him again and talk him through what he’s asking you to do?
I’m not sure if this is a viable suggestion at all. But, oh, gosh, I just feel for you.
- Mar 23, 2015 at 8:22 am #78702
Just last week, all our snow melted.
Today, we’re getting more snow.
So, I’m grateful to Nature, which reminds us anything can happen.
- Mar 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm #78505
I’m wondering is she’s trying to find her “place,” so to speak. She wants to be independent and I wonder if one of the reasons is that she’s very vulnerable about depending on you and needing you.
When she asks your opinion about renting a house, you could say, “Well, I love having you here. So, I think my home is the best home for you.”
When she’s looking for a job, perhaps you could say, “I’ve been thinking, Mom. I really need help around here. Would you be open to discussing how you could do some work here?” Then, assign her responsibilities like folding the laundry, organizing meals, creating the shopping list. You get the idea.
I’m curious as to how @hansolosslavegirl manages her sister-in-law.
- Mar 15, 2015 at 2:07 pm #78356
The flu and some travel kept me from doing these but I feel like I’m back on track.
I did the workout yesterday and then walked for 30 minutes. (3/14)
I’m running short on time today but I still had time for the workout. (3/15)
I can see the difference that doing this regularly makes. I know the order of the exercises and am doing much better getting into positions, especially for the side planks at the end. I’m able to start the plank and then hold on each side.
- Mar 13, 2015 at 11:29 am #78236
Just one more thought: Perhaps it would help your mom to know that she has a medical condition. I think experiencing something as frightening as memory loss can be awful. If we know there’s a reason why (we have a medical condition which causes memory loss) it may help us. I appreciate most would not think this way so I’m not sure if would apply to your situation.
I’m thinking of my sister’s mother-in-law, who is experiencing memory loss and knows it. The family (my sister’s in-laws) are dragging their feet on getting a diagnosis. I think it would help her mother-in-law to know what’s wrong. She’s got so much anxiety about her memory loss that it’s really causing a lot of stress for her.
- Mar 13, 2015 at 10:31 am #78232
Hi @MovieGoer — I’ve been thinking about your question since your posted it. I know @hussy mentioned @lilmagill recently worked through the same question with your mom and ultimately scheduled a work-up with a neurologist.
I guess I’m mulling a few things:
1. Is your mom up to an appointment that could take a few hours?
2. Would have a diagnosis help your dad? Sometimes, when we know the diagnosis, we can better manage the challenging behaviors. Perhaps a diagnosis would help in educating your dad on how to cope and manage the situation.
I typically recommend a work-up just because it could be something else–it’s good to eliminate other medical conditions that could cause memory problems. I also think it’s really helpful to have a diagnosis so you can create your own support. You can connect with professionals and others in a similar situation, you can access information that helps, and you now truly understand what’s going on.
Okay, I just wrote my way into an answer. As long as you feel your mom would be able to manage the length of the appointment, I think it’s a good idea to get an official diagnosis.
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Denise.
- Mar 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm #78637
When you’re ready, we’re here. Would it help to blog about your dad?
- Mar 12, 2015 at 8:28 am #78193