Thanx for the Feedback

jacquie

Thanx for the Feedback

jacquie
willis-sears-tower-345415_640I want to thank all of those who sent responses to my "vent" blog post. This is the first time I've ever done anything like this. And I know it's not the politically correct words when I say that I'm thankful that I'm not the only one who feels the way I do. Most of the suggestions people gave to me have already been tried. That's what is so frustrating! I have talked to his "life coach" nurse and she says that's not her job. I've mentioned it to his doctor but he says he can't keep harping on it, as Dad will do whatever he does or does not want to do anyway. I have also sat down to talk with Dad myself, also to avail.

I simply refuse to put him in assisted living!!!! We put my grandmother there with Alzheimer's before it was ever given a name, and she lasted less than a year. But she had a real illness. She thought I was my mother, had no idea who my mother was, and thought my daughter was me. There were times she didn't even know anyone. I could understand if there was a mental or physical reason for my dad being the way he is, but he is just plain lazy...and I can't live with it anymore. People say, go away for a day or so. Yeah? And I come back to the same thing!!

I have two sisters who only know Dad's phone number or that he's even alive when they want money out of him. Neither one drives and we live about 20-25 miles from both of them. But the fingers still work, we still have a land line phone. What more can I say. He hasn't heard from either one since our annual Christmas/birthday breakfast that Dad "hosts" every year.

Although the weather is not going to be the greatest, I am leaving for the weekend  and spending two days in Chicago, by myself. And no doubt worrying about Dad every minute.

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