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Mom’s One Month Anniversary Appointment


It is hard to believe all that has gone on and how fast April seemed to come and go. One month ago on April Fool’s Day Mom slipped (on a grape), landed on her knee, crawled for three (3) hours to get to the phone and the final verdict was she broke her femur only inches above her already fake knee. To repair it in an emergency surgery, they had to straighten the break and insert a ...

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Me, Myself and Mom


Awhile ago I blogged about mom being switched off her anti-depressant because it wasn’t doing anything for her, in fact she was getting worse to the point I was starting to get worried.  Since them she has gone through the phase off of her old medicine and onto her new medicine. We were told it could take two to four weeks before the medicine took full effect. In fact, it was more like four to ...

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Book Review: “Good Morning to You”


I won the book, Good Morning! to You, written by Denise recently in a contest on I more than likely will not do it the justice it deserves but here I go. The book is designed to get you going first thing or whenever you decide to sit down and work on it. I have found that if you decide to take this on it is best to do your contemplating and writing at ...

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First Trip to the Doctors This Year


It’s only the sixth day of 2014 and we are already going to the doctor’s. Luckily, in its own way, it is for a standard cardiology check-up. Oh and it’s one hour and 45 minutes each way for me, all for maybe a 20-minute appointment, another 20 for labs and 30 to eat breakfast in the hospitals cafeteria. Great food with low military prices. We usually get in and out with full breakfasts for $7.50 ...

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Did Mom Make the Kreis Christmas Dinner Party?


Did she? Did Mom Make the Kreis Christmas Dinner Party? That’s a story that needs to be told slowly instead of rushed into, so light the fire or turn on the Yule Log channel on TV like we did. Sit back, put your feet up and relax because here is how it went. It was a warm December’s eve and everyone was stirring from cookies and candies. When six o’clock rang on the old Cook ...

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Mom and Her Future, an Update


Here is a follow-up to my recent post about my concerns for my mom and how I can help her with her depression. I have taken numerous psychology classes in the attempts to become a psychologist and help those with disabilities and, more to the point, chronic pain and depression. When I was looking for a psychologist to discuss my own depression and chronic pain from my accident, there were none that had dealt with ...

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It’s Depressing Being Depressed Is What I’m Told


This post has taken me five days just to get to the point of sitting down and to start on it, that’s how hard it has been for me.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not discounting the original statement which was recently made by my mom who is dealing with, per her doctor, major depression which has made its way into her life slowly.  She had a double heart valve replacement surgery a handful ...

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Mom and Her Secret

Mom in DisneyLand

I received a call from my Aunt Susie on Saturday regarding my mom and some medical issues she is having and has yet to tell me or my brothers about. In the past she had both knees replaced. The right one was replaced twice because she did a lot of damage to it when she twisted it stepping up onto a curb six months after the first replacement. We know that over the past 18 ...

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The Caregiver Blues


I have been wanting to write about this feeling that I have had over the past few weeks. However, part of me is very reluctant to share what I am feeling. In part I am afraid that people will judge me and in part I am ashamed that I feel the way that I do. So please bear with me as I search for the right words to use to adequately explain the emotions and ...

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My First Blog – An Introduction


(Editor’s Note: Please feel free to connect with Cindy on her profile page: @kccindy56.) I’m Cindy and I’m 57 years old, and have been caregiving for my 85-year-old father for several years now. My husband, Jim, and I are still sort of newlyweds, getting ready to celebrate our two-year anniversary on August 20, 2013.  Jim works full-time. I’ve been on medical disability for the last 5 ½ years due to severe osteoarthritis and a back ...

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