Going Home to Recuperate

Anita Henson

Going Home to Recuperate

Anita Henson
I need to go home and recuperate from a pectoral muscle strain!

I can't help Mom if I stay.  I am afraid I will injure it further. I have been dealing with the strain for three days and still trying to help, but sometimes the pain is unbearable. I went to the doctor to find out what was wrong and to take care of the abscess/ulcer on my gum. Suggestion: rest and antibiotics. I can't rest here.

My brother will have to take over the duties while I am gone. He does a great job, but Mom needs more monitoring because of the recent UTI she is getting over. That's the reason for the strain.  Mom couldn't walk, was nauseated, confused and trembling. She often felt dizzy and would lose her balance. My brother and I helped her up and down the step into the den while she sat on the (rolator) walker. I have installed a ramp and she can easily get into the den now that she is getting over the UTI.

I can't afford to get worse and hire someone to take my place. I'm flying home today for three full days to recuperate and hopefully I will be strong and continue this caregiving journey.