Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I just got another big whopping responsibility dumped on my shoulders. I need some relief, not more responsibility. But, this is my daughter and there is no one else to hand it over to, so I have to do it.
DD's GI doc - who is one of the most compassionate, kind docs I've ever dealt with - believes that her GI issues and 20# weight loss are due to generalized anxiety disorder. It is apparently severe enough that there are some serious concern that she might not be able to succeed going back to college next semester. DD has to find out if she can put her scholarships on hold for medical reasons. And I have a laundry lists of things to check on and get back to the doc by the 30th about so the three of us can figure out next steps. DD is supposed to go back to college on the 1st, and when we add in that it is a holiday week for many offices, getting everything done is going to be a scramble. I'm hoping to get some calls in before I have to go to work today.
I had no idea how bad things had gotten for DD. Her doing well at college, being happy was the bright spot in my last few months of dealing with DH's unemployment, marriage difficulties, our lack of regular health insurance, Mother's open heart surgery and still-going-on rehab, mounting debt, trying work as much as possible. And I have two 'dysfunctional family Christmases' to 'look forward to' in the coming days. I feel like I keep getting more piled on me with no/little relief.