June 23, 2010: ???????

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Albany, Oregon is where I am at. I've driven for hours on end. Dropped everything to take Gene, Audrey & myself to visit with Gene's Dad. He is in ICU, albany hospital-not expected to live for much longer.

But for myself, I thought maybe Gene's Mom could say more than hello or maybe Gene could have said he was grateful we came. But no, it was just more of the same Gene acting as if his mom was being rude & he is not able to say anything to her if he did. After we were there for 1 minutes betty & gene had to talk privately 2x's it was awkward just hanging with someone that was dying for my 13 yr old. Then 15' later she wanted to leave & get something to eat; down to the cafeteria we went. She took a phone call from a friend for 20 mins. while we sat there. Not that bad for her; we once sat waiting for her for 30' only to take another phone call. We drove a long way that day too. She finally got off the phone to go get her dog to visit with Herman; she went by herself.

She had the dog visit with Herman & then went home again to take a nap. We had been waiting in the waiting room for 5 1/2 hrs. To finally be done, we drove to Cordillas the next town over. Then we got a hotel back in Albany-La Quinta (the best part of our trip besides getting to say hello to Herman).

Yikes! Why do I keep trying to fit in with Betty & thinking she will someday wake up & see me & or her only beautifully gifted 13 yr old grand-daughter?

Audrey & I are heading back home today (thankfully). I have a Neurology appt. I have been waiting 6 months for my head injury. Gene had me try & change it for 6 months later. Why should I be supprised at that. He went on vacation to Alaska the very 1st week I was injured. Audrey took care of me that summer. Other than Audrey, I have been on my own for my injjuury.

Gripe, gripe, gripe trying to get it all out here---cause all of this just sucks!

So very glad to be heading back home, my injury doesn't like change. I love travelling or at least used to.

! at the same time.

My invincible summer is a little wintered right now.
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    Thanks sweeties! You are just what the doctor ordered! I choose to follow both of your advice, thank you :-)
    3496 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about Gene's dad and the way everyone else is happening. You guys got to see Gene's dad and that's what counts. Don't feel obligated to have to hang around and be stressed out by Gene's mom more. Have a safe trip home and get yourself taken care of!
    3497 days ago
    Sorry to hear about all your family woes. Sometimes people don't know how to change or act properly when they need help the most. Sometimes especially when they need help. Don't be upset by feeling that you went out of your way to be disrespected and resented. Take the higher ground in knowing that you did the right thing. You took a trip to see a family member who is failing in health, you let your heart feel and you did what was right.

    3497 days ago
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