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I am learning to plan ahead of time

Thursday, January 10, 2013

This probably sound like stupid and I never thought about it till last week. I have left alone with my mom & dad. My brother moved out (2 yrs ago) and now my sister also moved out (a week ago). Now I have to take care of my mom & dad. They are doing very fine but health wise my mom does not. She is been having some problem. All her reports are coming normal but she is not ok. I could tell by just looking at her.

She was sick for almost 6 month (from May to Nov/Dec 2012). Whenever she eat anything she throws up. She stopped eating food and had bad erg about eating anything because she had lost interest in eating any kind of food means any kind of. We had everything checked out but nothing seems like working out. Some one told me that she might had hit in point where she should not be (it is indian people belief which has to do with magic - kind of like black magic) and guide me to remove it over her (like a spell you can say it) and it worked. She did stop throwing up and she started to eat like normal. She was not eating for 6 month so she decided to go easy on her. We also agreed to that. But now she is back to that point emoticon . She does not throw up but she has kind of lost her interest in eating. She started to ignore all the food and keep herself on juice and very minimum food.

Here is the challenge start that I am going to make sure I make list ahead of time that what should be cooking which day so I can do half of the work so she does not have to do it . I want her to enjoy food again and also want to help her out by involving her so she can enjoy her time. I also have to learn how to cook proper meal because my in laws also kind of worry about me & my husband. Because if I can't cook proper then we would end up eating bread and all junk food. She is already worry about me (due to my obesity) . I got easy vegan meal book from SP when I joined the spark coach. I wish that it will help me out a little.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHRISTINASP 1/13/2013 12:26PM

    Oh dear. I'm so sorry your mother is ill. You are one courageous cookie for making these plans to improve the situation.
I hope your sister still lives near so she can maybe help you a little in taking care of your parents?
Learning to cook is wonderful, you will have A LOT of benefit from it, for the rest of your life.

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DIANN111 1/11/2013 1:17PM

    I do hope your mother feels better soon. Has she been to the doctor? You seem to be really trying to help her. It can be very stressful caring for someone else. I know because I went through it with my mother. Please try to take care of yourself too! I wish you well.

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CMV12V 1/10/2013 10:03AM

  start small with learning to cook, simple recipes Vegan is good but alot of the recipes are more involved, Hungry girl has some simple and healthy recipes either cookbook or online, as you get better at the simple recipes can start adding and getting more complicated. Good Luck

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1EMMA2011 1/10/2013 9:58AM

    Has your Mom been to the doctor? I am praying for her, you and her family.

It is difficult to be a caregiver. You need extra time for yourself to process things as you are doing here in your blog. (I know this because I care for my Mom)

Keep writing and let us know how she's doing.

Thinking of you.


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FIRECOM 1/10/2013 9:54AM

    Very poignant for me as my wife and I are reaching the stage where I am acutely aware of the loss of the ability to do the things that I used to be able to do. Ladders scare me and our balance is waning as well. Obviously we don't like to be a burden on the kids but we probably already are and it will only get more necessary.
Sorry for the negative tone, but this blog really hit home for me.

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