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Trying to Stay on Track

Friday, June 07, 2013

This has been an incredibly stressful week with my mother in the hospital. Trying to focus on work and coordinating her care, etc. has been tough.
What has suffered? My exercise. Now I am paying for it with back issues. I think I've worked out 2 days this week. Hopefully today will be day 3.
My mother is improving and yesterday they didn't overmedicate her so at least we could have a conversation when we visited.
The doctor told me the other day that she'd probably be going home on Friday or Saturday but I didn't hear anything yesterday and didn't even see the doctor so I doubt it will be today.
I'm kind of hoping that it's Sunday actually. The doctor wants her to have 24-hour care for a week and I have them starting on Sunday. If she's released before that I will be the one staying overnight, which is okay but I prefer my own bed!
Working at home again today so I WILL get in a workout and hopefully make some headway on my project, then go to the hospital tonight for a visit.
For some reason I thought I would get a rest with my mother in the hospital but it's actually been more stressful because I've been worrying about her. emoticon

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SHEENADEE 6/8/2013 7:47PM

    I'm also glad that your Mom is improving and that you worked from home again. Anything you can do to give yourself some relief from some stress and allow you to pay attention to your own fitness is a good thing. The stress alone can cause aches I think, especially in the back and neck in my experience. Maybe it's a good day for some relaxing yoga.

Take care!

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WENDYSPARKS 6/8/2013 8:20AM

    I understand...and I hope your mother is doing and feeling better....I hope you will be better soon also...maybe a little walk will be good for dad is 82 and I worry for him as well....he been to the dr for xrays as has a bad cough lately...I hope he feels better soon too. Hugs to you!!!

Wendy emoticon

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ADAPTOR 6/8/2013 12:57AM

    Hang in there buddy. Take it a day at a time and do what you need to do. Triage or prioritize (whatever you want to call it) in the moment and address the most important pressing issue and don't question yourself later. Know that you were doing what you needed to be doing in the moment. And remember that sometimes the most important thing may become your own 'me' time. emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 6/7/2013 5:29PM

    You know I am in a somewhat similar situation, and I don't necessarily practice what I preach, but PLEASE take care of yourself. The workout (even a modified one) may be more of a necessity than a luxury at this point.

I hope she does get released on Sunday and that you can make a teeny bit of time for yourself in the meantime.

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    Wow you've been having it rough. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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_VALEO_ 6/7/2013 3:02PM

    Glad she is improving and will be back home soon.

Wish you a stress-free day!

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LASARRE 6/7/2013 2:17PM

    You have to take some time for yourself or you will just make yourself sick. Remember, I'm thinking about you. I know it is not easy.

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KACAR51 6/7/2013 12:09PM

    I am glad that your mom is getting out of the hospital! I know that the stress can be overwhelming! You are in my prayers! emoticon emoticon

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HISOWN1 6/7/2013 11:12AM


I have been lifting you up in prayer continuously - BE STRONG for yourself - let me know WHAT I CAN DO!!!!!! You need help with a meal, you need someone to sit with your Mom for awhile LET ME KNOW!!

I finish my MOPS program this week but pretty open if you need ANY HELP
call me if you just need to talk!!!


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REMEMBER2BME 6/7/2013 11:06AM

    Emotional stress is more exhausting than anything. Hang in there.

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SOPHIEDO13 6/7/2013 10:59AM

    Please give yourself sometime to hopefully reguvinate. Hope your mother gets well soon. emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 6/7/2013 10:19AM

    I hope she gets better soon and you can relax a little. Try to take a few minutes for yourself today even if its only just to breathe.

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JANEMAR2 6/7/2013 9:29AM

    Sorry to hear your mother is sick. Remember to take care of yourself too.


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2BEHEALTHY2014 6/7/2013 9:11AM

    It's very stressful having a loved one in the hospital. Try to take so e time for yourself.

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BAKER1009 6/7/2013 9:04AM

    Praying for your mothers health! Hang in there!
Use that workout to get some stress out! emoticon


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ROCKMAN6797 6/7/2013 8:54AM

    This is a tough situation. Deal with each situation as they arise and be good to yourself. Remember in order to be the best and strongest you you have to be good to yourself. don't beat yourself up but try as you can and focus when you do. I hope that your Mom improves and brighter days are ahead for your family and you!


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HEALTHYME229 6/7/2013 8:49AM

    It is so hard when loved ones are sick and in the hospital. I hope your mom gets well very soon. Most important is taking care of yourself. The workout you have planned may be just the ticket for a little stress relief for you.

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MIRMIUM 6/7/2013 8:48AM

    I just know you'll make up for the lack of exercise this past week. Give yourself a break! I know it might be hard to see a lack of progress this week but you have been dealing with a lot. Next week is a new week. Your mother will be home and you can get your head back in the game :)

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GOLFGMA 6/7/2013 8:46AM

    Praying that your Mom will be better and that you can de-stress. The exercise does help the stress. Went through a lot like this the past year with my Mom who is 90. Hang in there, one day at a time. emoticon

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