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not sure what to do with myself....

Sunday, August 31, 2014

On July 10th my 92 year old mom fell and broke her hip. She had surgery, and spent two weeks in the hospital. Once the delerium cleared and she was coming back to herself she was healing beautifully. She was a star at physical therapy. She was transferred to rehab where she passed away 16 hours later. I had been her sole care giver and legal guardian for 4 years. We were together every day. We had a lot of fun on the week ends going out to beaches and parks, community concerts and events. She had advanced dementia, but she knew me and she had a great sense of humor.
Some days it was terribly hard to answer the same questions over and over...I tried not to be impatient. I know I did a great job making the end of her life happy. She lived at home until the day she fell....I really miss her.

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WALLAHALLA 8/31/2014 11:35PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. How nice that you have such beautiful memories of your time together.

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HUSKEYSJ 8/31/2014 5:45PM

    I don't know how you did it for 4 years. My mother has dementia and we have two caregivers who help my sister and me take care of her. Our children also help. I'll be remembering you in my prayers. I don't know what we'll do without our mom. God bless you.

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MM11113 8/31/2014 5:29PM

    That kind of loss takes a lot of time and supportive love to get yourself in the level again. I will keep you in my prayers.

You miss having her with you, but you have her in your heart. Not enough though some days, I understand.

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GERIKRAGH 8/31/2014 5:22PM

    I had that experience too. I had my mom with me the last two years of her life. It was a wonderful experience. The first six months were the hardest. I was so used to helping her I didn't know what to do with myself. It will get better.

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