Friday, September 13, 2013
I think I can start concentrating a little bit on me again! Not to be selfish, but my family has been going through a really rough time with my Mom and during the initial 3 weeks there were only 2 days that I didn't spend almost every free minute with her. In addition I was constantly texting, emailing, calling, worrying and visiting with various doctors, facilities and family members during this time. Thank God everything happened during a slow time at work and everyone was extremely understanding there. Of course, it was the worst possible timing for my two sisters, which is why so much of the effort fell to me.
Even after all our efforts, 5 weeks after this started, my Mom was still doing bad, and then.... light at the end of the tunnel! This week has seen a huge turn around and we're all able to start slowly tapering off our immense attention to Mom. My sister's schedules have all freed up also, and they've been rock stars in making sure I got to take some time away from Mom. After some more good news today I can finally take a deep breath and feel some tension drift away.
Now I have no more excuses to get to work on me!