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Thursday, April 25, 2013

We did a lot of paper work today I toke lother to rest care We Got there in time He already met some one to talk to I stayed with him till 1 ate dinner with him Got home by 2 Tomorrow will visit him Day after get my hair cut and then visit him get my hair trimmed I am letting Them grow to my shoulder Think time for a new hair style I am starting to get my things packed to leave at the end of the month I think I will like the trip there time to think and be alone 2 weeks away from care giving Care givers all need that You never realize whot its like till it happens to You you can not take there frustration personally They forget things Ask you a question and can not understand you when you answer Find it harder and harder to walk and do things There life is harder then you can imagine When your mind and body Goes they get lost from whot they were

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IKACEY 4/26/2013 4:27AM

    Enjoy your time of rest and respite from caregiving. It is essential to inflow self care to continue to out flow care giving. And you know he is where he will be well cared for. emoticon Have a blessed and joyful time.
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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WINDSONG~ 4/26/2013 3:43AM

    God will bless you.

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ANHELIC 4/25/2013 9:25PM

    God bless you Sandra for being a caregiver. May God give you the strength and wisdom what you have to do and how to handle this in the best and comforting way for both of you.

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RSSSLHB 4/25/2013 8:36PM

    God bless you emoticon

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TONYVAND1 4/25/2013 6:39PM

  May God grant you peace and rest.

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TEALHAWK 4/25/2013 5:23PM

  May God bless you with strength and grace

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AVANELL 4/25/2013 4:41PM

    May you have a blessed and refreshing time away, Sandra! No one knows how difficult 24/7 care giving is until you experience it yourself. I pray that God blesses you with new strength for your journey!

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EDITOR 4/25/2013 4:23PM

    As a caregiver, time away is essential. The patient is no longer who they once were. It is hard on both parties. Both people will go through major adjustments. You are in my prayers, Sandra.

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JOANIE69 4/25/2013 3:53PM

    My heart goes out to you Sandra!

My dear mother had Alzheimer's Disease for about 5 years (and probably more) before she died. My DH and I cared for her in our home until she died on Christmas Day in 2001. It was a privilege to be able to care for her...she became like an infant in her need for care, 24x7...and were it not for my DH retiring from his job early, and for the care givers we were able to have now and then in our home, we never could have done that. Of course I cared for her in her own home off and on before she became really afflicted with the disease, and a brother helped as well at that time, by checking on her and getting her some groceries, etc.

You surely do NEED some time away from the usual, during this time, and once my DH and I had a whole month off while mom was in a respite care facility.

However it was the greatest blessing of my life and his, to care for her in our home to the end. This is usually impossible to do, but I was a nurse, and my DH helped me to get through, plus those care givers and of course the Lord. I will say a prayer for you, and that you will have a good 2 weeks away from the stress, and will return refreshed and able to carry on with renewed strength. Blessings, Joanie emoticon

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