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Life is doing its best to pull me down

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I found out yesterday Mom is having trouble swallowing. Unfortunately this is the progression of Alzheimer's. I am going to pick up some ensure today for her.

I also found out yesterday that my financial aid for my 2 college classes this fall has a hold on it and I have to fix it our pay $975. I spent part of a day in May and I thought that was taken care of. Ugh. Not what I wanted to do on my day off. I so want to craft. I had so many projects I wanted to get finished before college started again. I only have 4 weeks left. I have spent most of my time at Mom's clean and going through or staying with her. I know that I need to do that also. Oh well. I am off to the store, Mom's and the campus.

Thanks everyone for the goodies and support! I think I would lose my mind (whats left that is) if it wasn't for my Sparky friends!

  
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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/18/2014 4:10PM

    I hope you get it fixed, and have one craft set up to accomplish as you can, and you will feel so good even if only the one is done in four weeks- at least you got the ball rolling in your free moments.

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/18/2014 11:56AM

    I hope you can find some "me" time Cindy. emoticon

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LINTPICKER 7/17/2014 10:37PM

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Taking care of the pressing and setting aside our wants. I admire your love for your mom and your determination to do the right thing.

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TRAVELGRRL 7/17/2014 5:13PM

    Hang in there...hugs!!!

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JAROL7 7/17/2014 11:05AM

    Just remember, "It's always right to DO what's right, and WAIT for your feelings to catch up with you." Hang in there. You are doing the right thing.

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Just wanted to say thanks for the support and Birthday wishes!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If you read my blog on July 13th you would know that I didn't have a great birthday (July 10th). But instead of feeling bad I am just trying to make everyday special for me and those around me. Caring for Mom has taught me that life is precious and there is no time like the present to love those around us. We don't have to have a lot of money to show love. I have a great friend on here that struggles financially and physically but I believe that her son and husband loves her beyond words. I personally know people that have money but don't seem to be happy at all. so I am doing the best I can to take care of my physically, mentally and emotionally as well as those around me. I do what I can and always remember that God is in control. emoticon

  
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AQUAGIRL08 7/16/2014 2:31PM

    Happy Birthday! Treasure those memories!

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AJDOVER1 7/15/2014 7:50PM

    You're such an inspiration!
Life is precious. Let's live well.

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TRAVELGRRL 7/15/2014 7:19PM

    Happy belated birthday! You are right, money DEFINITELY doesn't buy happiness. We know lots of people who make/have waaay more money than we do but I would trade places with them for anything.

Keep smiling girl, you are a beautiful person, inside and out!

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JANUT57 7/15/2014 6:17PM

  Happy belated birthday . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/15/2014 2:22PM

    Oh Cindy I so admire you... sometimes it's hard to keep all our thoughts positive! emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/15/2014 2:01PM

    Oh- happy belated birthday!!!! Good for you. Yes, "He will keep you in perfect peace, if your mind is stayed on Him". :)

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update on Mom and me

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mom fell Sunday morning sometime and bumped her arm. It skinned it so now we are trying to get her to leave the bandage alone emoticon Her stomach is doing better but I think the antibiotic that they have her on is making her feel weird. Only a few more days of that.

As for me I am hanging in there. When I feel stressed I am working in the yard or exercising or cleaning. So I am not thinking and working myself up.

Thanks for the support!

  
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CINDYSDAY 7/15/2014 2:11PM

    thanks!

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/15/2014 2:03PM

    I hope she heals up quickly. Good idea doing those things to lessen your stress!

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/15/2014 1:58PM

    emoticon emoticon Glad to hear you are coping... :)

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Sorry I have been MIA but Mom has taken much of my time....

Sunday, July 13, 2014

On June 15 Mom was admitted to a hospital about 2 1/2 hours away. They were the only ones that would take an Alzheimer's patient that was aggressive. I have been on the phone or driving there quite often since trying to get updates on her. But they wouldn't tell me much because she was in a hospital in Tennessee that doesn't acknowledge our guardianship of her from Kentucky. for the last two weeks they kept telling us that she would be going home some. Then last weekend my sister and Uncle went to see her and they told them that she would be going home early that following week. But every time I called they said tomorrow.. tomorrow..tomorrow.so then they finally said that she could go home on Thursday but on Thursday when I called they said tomorrow. After asking the right questions we got to pick her up Thursday! But when we got her, we noticed her feet were really swollen. So on Friday I took her to the doctor. She was having a reaction to her medication. they changed the medication and feet look better. but she started throwing up and having diarrhea Friday evening and Saturday so I called Doctor and they thought it was the flu. She threw up a few times this morning and fell and cut her arm (not bad enough for stitches).

The Thursday we picked Mom up was my birthday. Though I have been so stress it wasn't that great. Oh well just another drama day in my life.

I am off to pick up stuff for Mom and go back there today.

  
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CHRISTINEBWD 7/14/2014 5:30PM

    I am so sorry for your struggles Cindy! {Hugs}

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/14/2014 1:46PM

    Wow, no talking to a family member about her. Strange. They should have your names on file- and phone numbers too. Just strange. To keep saying the next day- that's really hard on people who have other things they have to set aside to find the time to be able to pick her up the next day (which might not be, and obviously wasn't right away [2 weeks of that!]- the next day- and so far a drive). Frustrating!
Why didn't their staff notice her swollen feet and do something about it? That's just not right...it's good you did.
Where is she now? Back at your sister's?

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AJDOVER1 7/14/2014 11:32AM

    such a heartbreaking time in your life!
I'm here for you if you need a listening ear
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LINTPICKER 7/14/2014 9:34AM

    Dealing with situations like this are so heart breaking. We want to do what is best for our ailing parents, but it is a lot of stress! My mom passed away last year after several years of stress and heartache. I think of my own aging and pray that God helps us not to be a burden on our children.

My prayers are with you.

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CINDHOLM 7/13/2014 9:30PM

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Update on Mom

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

They said last week Mom would get to come home this week but it isn't looking like it. They are still working on her meds. I am finally feeling some better from her attack on me. I go to the doctor tomorrow. I am sure that he will fuss about my weight and blood pressure.

  
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WILSHAR7 7/3/2014 12:25AM

    Keep hanging in there. emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/2/2014 10:06PM

    Hope all goes well tomorrow.
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CINDHOLM 7/2/2014 8:41PM

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STARTINGINLIMBO 7/2/2014 8:07PM

    I'm glad they're determined to get her meds just right first.
That's good you're starting to feel better.
No fun about going to the doctor. Try to do some breathing exercises before they do the blood pressure.

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AJDOVER1 7/2/2014 5:44PM

    You're in my prayers. I hope your doctor isn't harsh with you after all you've been going through.

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