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TAKING CARE OF MOM HAS ITS OWN ADVANTAGES

Sunday, August 09, 2009

emoticonI'm so glad to be back in my own home. I spent the majority of last week at my mother's house with her. There truly is no place like home. While I'm glad mom is doing better, I really prefer all the comforts of home. I was able to log more fitness minutes at my mother's house (she wouldn't let me sit still - LOL). If she wasn't summoning me to do this, that, or the other, I was outside destressing by trimming overgrown weeds and limbs, mowing her huge lawn with the push mower, or sweeping debris from yard work. She is up at the crack of dawn demanding breakfast made to order. I'm not nagging, I'm just venting. I also got to bond with the siblings and their children. They still under appreciate me, but I was glad for the help. Now that mom's medications are back on track and her doctor's appointments are current for a few weeks, all I have to do is schedule and coordinate her home health aide, physical and occupational therapy visits, and visiting nurse appointments. It's hard being the reliable, trustworthy, dependable child. My work is never done. I thank God for my mom. I just hope when my time comes, my son and daughter take care of me.

  
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PADRAIGHA 8/9/2009 8:20PM

    Honor your father and mother--the first commandment with a promise all will go well with you and you will live a long and prosperous life. Praise the Lord for your love for your mom!

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TAKINGCAREOFKIM 8/9/2009 8:06PM

    Thank you for being the dependable sibling and helping your Mom. I have been the closest sibling to help my Mom and Dad over the past 2 years during major health crises--while it is not always easy, it is our season of life and we are a blessing to our parents.

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KAMCCLARY 8/9/2009 5:44PM

    Girl, I am right there with you! It seems that this generation is just like that, demanding, want things done right now. I keep telling myself it is the pain and discomfort She is in, but there are moments, even long distance I have to go to God is prayer that I keep my tongue in check. Oh well, She is the only Mother I have and I am going to do what I have to do to help take care of her needs and give my sister a break. Hang in there and I will be in touch!

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KATHYS1944 8/9/2009 5:42PM

    Enjoy every minute you get with your mom, I miss mine so much.

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JANETK53 8/9/2009 5:32PM

  Oh! Yes! Caring for the Mom's....I know where you are coming from....it is not easy that is for sure.....we do the best we can and hope that they can deal with things on their own at times....with MIL (99) living with me 24/7 and my Mom (83) 1 hr away....(Sis next door) it is hard to do the daughterly things I should sometimes. Dealing with the siblings....now that takes a lot of patience's too! We can only hope that we do get the care from our loved ones when needed and enjoy the time we have, as a family. emoticon

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WEIGH-IN

Friday, August 07, 2009

emoticon THE SCALE FINALLY MOVED. DOWN 1.2 POUNDS. emoticon emoticon

  
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LILSHINE 8/7/2009 11:23AM

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It's moving - keeping doing what you've been doing and it'll keep moving in the right direction. Hard work pays off

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GEEOHDEESGIRL 8/7/2009 9:33AM

    Congrats on your loss, lady! It'll just keep gettin' better. Keep at it! :-)

Jean

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TWOCANS 8/7/2009 9:13AM

    Congratulations on your loss! emoticon emoticon

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BRONXBABE 8/7/2009 9:13AM

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Update

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'm still holding on (to God's unchanging hand). Mom is still in the hospital. I'm still jumping through the unemployment loops. I'm doing everything I can to go back to school. I'm not eating like I should - one good meal per day, lots of water and fresh portable fruit (apples, grapes, carrots) to munch on while driving from point A to B. Planning a staycation with a few friends this weekend - can't wait to get away.

  
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BRONXBABE 7/30/2009 8:08AM

    Keep the faith, my friend. It will all work out in the end. It always does.

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KAMCCLARY 7/29/2009 11:07PM

    Continuing to lift you in prayer! emoticon

Kelly

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VIRTOPIA 7/29/2009 10:46PM

    You sound like you are dealing with a lot. That get away looks like it will be greatly needed. Have a wonderful time!

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BLUE MONDAY

Monday, July 27, 2009

SP I need your support today. Yesterday, I had my mom admitted to the hospital. Her health is declining and I could no longer bear seeing her in her current state. She has dementia, hypertension, non-insulin dependent diabetes, obesity and congested heart failure. She had a stroke earlier this year and now refuses to walk. It's hard to take care of her daily care with the help of two of three siblings. We do the best we can but we too get burned out. I have reached out to her church and community senior support agencies. I'm under a lot of stress. I'm asking that my SP family keep my family in your prayers as I press on. I know God gives me no more than I must bear (Gosh He thinks I'm pretty strong) but really, wow!

Annie Lee is my favorite artist. As I reflect on her work, my two favorite pieces are 'Blue Monday' and 'My Cup Runneth Over'. They each touch me deeply. 'Blue Monday' depicts a lady on the side of her bed with her head bowed down. 'My Cup Runneth Over' depicts a lady with her head bowed down with an open bible on her lap. The blue colors in both pieces calm, soothe and relax me. The white gown each subject wears shows the peace and humility of the character. The lamps show hope and light the way. The bible shows the importance of God in my life. Know God, know peace; No God, no peace. I keep both of these pieces of art in my bedroom to remind me when I think I'm defeated and have lost the way that I must simply, humble myself and go to God in prayer. Instead of going down for the last count I go to God in prayer.

Pray for me as I continue to pray for you and yours. Afterall, the family that prays together, stays together. Be Blessed. Ms CC emoticon

  
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KAMCCLARY 7/27/2009 9:52PM

    CC,

Lifting you and your Mom up in prayer. I understand what you are going through. My Mom is undergoing chemo right there in Detroit and I am here in Missouri. With my permanent layoff just around the corner, no big job transfer on the horizon, I too, lean heavily on God for strength, support and encouragement. This I do know, God will give you no more than you can bear!

Hang in there Sister, Jesus is still doing miracles! emoticon

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NATURALSTYLE 7/27/2009 12:29PM

    Ms CC as the old proverb says "It Takes a Village to raise a child", I usually shorten it and just say "It Takes a Village", meaning that it takes all of us to make this circle of life work. We have to bear one anothers burdens, knowing that when your load gets too heavy we are here to assist you, by reaching out, praying for you calling you, e-mailing you. Right now I feel this "village" of SP is going to help you through this by doing as you ask of praying for you, e-mailing, just staying in touch with you as you deal with this season of your life. Be blessed and continue to stay in His will. emoticon emoticon

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TOUGH THURSDAY

Thursday, July 23, 2009

emoticonI twisted my back while trying to assist my mom into her wheel chair today. My back is hurting so bad. I'm restless and irritable. It's been a tough Thursday for me.

  
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DIETDIVA245 7/23/2009 10:48PM

    So sorry to hear that you hurt your back. Your mom is blessed to have such a caring daughter!

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