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I'M REALLY BEING UGLY


Friday, January 18, 2013

Okay, I admit it, I am so ugly to my MIL and my husband right now. It's a terrible thing but it is true. When MIL came home with us on WEd, she was starting to cough and now, after 2 days, she is hacking and hacking. All through the night. So, somehow, I need to get her to a doctor or take her back to the nursing home or something. I just can't handle this. Or, I am not willing to handle it.
My husband got up with her at 4:00 this morning because she was hacking and he gave her a breathing treatment. Of course, now I am fully awake and have been since 4:00. ANd when I"m tired, I"m irritable. In addition, I've started my own form of coughing with a sore throat and sneezing. Not pretty around here. My car is in the shop so I'm stuck so how to get treatment for her, I don't know. Hubby is working today. The home health nurse will come by but what if she has bronchitis? That requires an antibiotic.
I am so ugly and so resentful right now. IT is a terrible thing. Who's going to take care of me when I'm 93? They will just stick me away somewhere and forget about me.
We have found a woman who will come and sit with her and she starts tonight at 4:00 as we have somewhere to go.
I could really use a few hugs if you would be so kind as to send them my way.
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LADYBUG1943 1/23/2013 10:00AM

    In the last 8 years or so, we've said goodbye to my mother in law, and both my parents. You DO wonder what will happen when you yourself reach that stage of life; more incentive to stay as fit and positive as we can be.

I'm glad you had a place to vent here on SP, we all need some relief when those wrenching times happen. Fluffy robe and tea sound like pretty good medicine to me, too. I escaped flu though everyone around me, it seems, has gotten it. I take 2000 mg. of vitamin C every day, and when people started getting sick, tincture of elderberry. Don't know if that has kept me healthy or not. Extreme stress makes me get sick too. Hope you're getting some relief by now.

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CYND59 1/19/2013 4:11PM

    You poor thing. I do not think I could handle my MIL staying with us but thankfully I do not ever see that happening. My hubby doesn't get along with he very much. We live in Florida and she lives in S.C.
I feel for you not getting any sleep. My hubby has sleep apnea. When he does not wear his machine, he snores like a freight train. When he does wear it, it is like sleeping with Darth Vader. LOL! I am a very light sleeper so needless too say; I hardly get any sleep.
Hugs and prayers for you!

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SILENTDAISY 1/19/2013 4:11PM

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I hope you're able to find some time to seek the comforts you need, as Braskin so wisely pointed out. My mother went through the same situation with my grandmother and I can only imagine the stress this situation is causing everyone in your household.

Maybe you can do what my mother and I do on occasion. When writing down and typing out how we feel is not enough, we go to the beach or some other secluded area and just scream with all of our might. I know it sounds silly, but it helps so much. It's like that one commercial--just scream it out. Sometimes, that's really all you need to get back on your feet and feel yourself again.

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COOPQUILTLADY 1/18/2013 11:54AM

    I agree with everyone! You have a right to feel disgruntled about your own time being designated for someone else, but that isn't really a solution. The solution is like they said. Steal a few minutes to be alone and rejuvenate. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hugs, my friend!

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I agree with Braskin, too. Take good care of yourself. That's not selfish, it's self care.
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LKWQUILTER 1/18/2013 7:49AM

    I too agree with Braskin. Take a few minutes for you to de-compress. ((((((((HUGS))))))) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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...and I totally agree with BRASKIN!

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BRASKIN 1/18/2013 7:22AM

  Been there and done that! Breeeeethe!! If you can "disappear" for a 1/2 hour when the home health nurse shows up. And disappear can mean...go take a warm shower with the door closed and music on! Put on a fluffy robe (or a raggedy one... really doesn't matter) and sit for 5 minutes with a cup of tea. Attending to yourself may be the most important thing you do right now. emoticon

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