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Monday, August 06, 2012

Here we go again with early wake ups. Had a nice weekend. Spent time with hubby, went to an 85th birthday party, went to a bigger Farmer's Market and started cleaning our deck so we can get it painted and cleaned up.

Mom is in a spell where we can't get her out again. She was doing OK but demanded I take her to the store Friday after work and I did and she was in a mood. Couldn't get her to go to birthday party with us or church. Viscous cycle we go through trying to keep her active and going.

Got a lot of rest over the weekend and even got some reading in...not sure why the early morning wake up.

Meeting former neighbor for lunch. That will be nice to catch up on what is going on in her life.

Off to exercise and get the day off to a good start.

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FREES1 8/6/2012 12:46PM

    looks like you have a lot on your plate with your mom... hang in there... miss seeing you on the Stars threads....

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VICTORY2XS 8/6/2012 5:50AM

    Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I am glad you had a good weekend.

Best luck to you!


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DGFOWLER 8/6/2012 5:50AM

    Have a great lunch date Kathleen. Glad to see you are still keeping yourself a priority too. emoticon Donna

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EDITOR 8/6/2012 5:39AM

    Thanks for the goodie and comment this morning. Very glad you got rested up and ready to face the week ahead.
Yes, one day at a time sweet Jesus! Hopin your Dh can still find a job opportunity and that Mom will allow you that luxury of both of you being busy and understands (???) it.

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/6/2012 5:05AM


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Fabulous Friday

Friday, August 03, 2012

We've gotten through another work week...or almost. Boss is supposed to be back from vacation...maybe he'll stop by???

Knees are doing better. I have some days that are better than others. Really seemed to take the steam out of my exercising. I think I was doing pretty good but have really backed off and they seem to be doing better.....

Daughter coming back home September 28 for a week for her High school reunion. It will be good to have her home.

Mom is back to usual...walked down to breakfast yesterday. Walked down from there to get her hair washed and styled (she lives in an retirment complex so it's safe for her to walk around and good for her). Hubby spent a lot of time over there yesterday and went to grocery store for her. She seems back to her usual self and appears to be doing well. She even said she slept through the night which is very unusual for her to say. Think she sleeps in her chair during the day some and then can't sleep at night.

Off to make it a great day!

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GHOSTFLAMES 8/3/2012 6:13AM

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EDITOR 8/3/2012 6:12AM

    Sounds like a fabulous Friday. Mon-in-Law and Dad would nap in chair. As I watched them, I would also look at the chest to see if they were still breathing. Scary!

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Mom got discharged last evening!. They didn't figure out what was wrong really just ruled out that it wasn't anything to do with her heart attack or stroke. Maybe it was a spasm of her esophagus. She was back to her usual grumpy self and was upset and irritable when they released her. Figured we'd get a late night call with another spasm that would send us back to hospital but didn't.

Went to bed at decent hour but still tired this AM...

Women in Leadership Luncheon today.

We got the air back on at work. That is a true blessing. Makes work more comfortable.

Off to make it a great day!

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DGFOWLER 8/3/2012 5:45AM

    Sitting in the seat of the decision making is so very hard to do. Thoughts & prayers coming your way ~ Donna

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MARYJOANNA 8/2/2012 7:46AM

  It is a tough row to how and you are coping well. God is with you and will guide you if you have to make further decisions about your Mom.

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EDITOR 8/2/2012 6:07AM

    It is rough, Kathleen, and I hope we don't do this to our children. It is not her fault, but there comes a time when they cannot live alone. Is there a possibility of assisted living or nursing home, or is this out of the question. Decisions were made not without disputes between hubby and I.
God watches over us even to our grey hairs.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Hope today is smoother...but we made it through yesterday. Made it through no air at 5:15 it was 91 in our office. Repair people are supposed to fix it as fast as they can. We'll see...we have fans that move hot air....but that is better than nothing. Meeting with policy holder adjustor and contractor went well...but HOT. God answered another prayer was afraid it might have been explosive.

Went to visit Mom last night for a couple of hours. Hubby had been with her all day. God answered my prayer by the time I left work my anger was gone. Went down to gift shop and got her a couple of magazines and word search book to work on and look at. Didn't want TV on but think she didn't want to learn how to work it. She seemed fine at the hospital. She did have a spell for the Dr so maybe something going on. No problem with EKG when spell happened...could be a spasm. They will monitor her and do more blood work and maybe a stress test today. A good check up will do us all good and maybe relieve her mind and put her at ease. I know she sits and stews that something is wrong with her. Every little twitch and she gets worried. I still think she either worked herself up into whatever is going on or she wanted attention which she is getting. But maybe it will reassure her and settle her down for awhile. Noticed she has trouble telling time with a regular clock. Seeing signs that she is gradually slipping. Hubby is so good with her. Keeps her laughing and gives her lots of attention. You can see how she relies on him for everything. When they come in to ask a question she always looks to him. She looks like a child. Good that she allows him to help her. His sister she wouldn't be that way with and thankful there is someone she will listen to. What a long journey we have ahead of us. It is my prayer we can help her through this season and ease some of her fears and treat her with dignity and love her, love her, love her. It would help if she were an easier person. She has to have bottled water in the hospital. That's only what she can have and only certain kinds. She is so quirky. Maybe we can look back and laugh at some of the funny things.

Didn't get in any exercise yesterday except walking up and down the stairs at the hospital and to her room and back.

My motto for the day....More like my Heavenly Father and less like me!

Off to make it a great day!

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    emoticon Hang in there! I'm sorry your family is going through a difficult time.

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AVANELL 8/1/2012 7:11AM

    emoticon emoticonSomeday you will look back on all this and be thankful you were able to make her life a little easier and more enjoyable. In the end it will all be worth it and you will feel good about the sacrifices you made to make her life worthwhile! God bless you!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Trying to think on things above today. We have no air at work and no windows. Fortunately it's not in the 90's today. Had a old cranky lady chew me out for 25-30 minutes because her insurance is too high...she says.

Hubby got phone call to pick up Mom. She was complaining of chest pains. Took her to ER and they are keeping her over night. Guess they can check her blood to see if she's had a stroke or heart attack. Doesn't really show any signs now. My first reaction is that she hasn't had a lot of attention and got things all confused over the weekend and missed out on our company because she got mad. My thoughts are she is just wanting attention but I hate that those thoughts go through my mind. You never know. Yet I feel angry she is pulling this stunt. Then I feel mad at myself and what if this is something. We have had her to ER serveral times with Panic issues. Praying God calms my spirit and lets me love her and be kind to her as HE is to me. I know she's frightened as she walks this part of her life's journey and I desire to be there for her. This does pull our attention to her.

Got a 4:30 meeting with disgruntle policy holder. Today must be my day....

Praying that God helps me to see things from his perspective and not mine. That I become more like Him today and less like me

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DGFOWLER 8/3/2012 5:47AM

    If we didn't have these thoughts Kathleen I don't think we would be human. We can only try to do what is right and you did take her to the ER to rule out potentials. Do you pray with your mom? Donna

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MARYJOANNA 8/1/2012 6:03AM

  You are a strong person, and all the things you do for your Mom are great. Your family is your first priority and Mom will have to understand that. She is a part of your life, bit hubby is not to be neglected either. God bless you!

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EDITOR 8/1/2012 5:57AM

    I honestly think and believe it is her that needs the reassurance. And from experience that will be the case. Honestly, I hope I don't live as long to be a source of concern to anyone.
I think the cross search puzzles and mind stimulation activites will occupy her. My dad only wanted TV. You will find the right combination! My MIL only wanted her son to be around her.

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EDITOR 7/31/2012 4:05PM

    Hang in there, Kathleen!

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    hold on emoticon

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