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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Greetings all! Wow, when I stop to actually count days, I am floored that it has only been two weeks today that my mom has been 'home' (i.e. with me) Somehow that doesn't really explain why I haven't stuck to my workouts in 2 months, does it? FINALLY got a day off yesterday!! Sista came and 'momma sat' so Hubs and I could get out of town for the afternoon. Did my usual 'shopping for the life I don't have' fantasy life and stocked up on fuzzy p.j.'s for my mom (She has lost so much weight, nothing is fitting). I obsessed all night over a ridiculously un needed pair of stiletto's I saw, and don't you know, hubby of my dreams volunteered to go back and do the 2 hour round trip to get them for me today. God, I love that man!

HOPING that today I get it gear and restart. Forced myself to weigh in yesterday at 155.8.....but my winter plan to wear leggings in boots (and I'd stocked up) left me bummed. My thighs felt SO fat as the muscle tone switched to blubber lately. (Probably wasnt noticable to anyone but me, but still....) I'd been all excited and proud for a while there that I could get my thigh circumference inside my two hands.....definately not now! Eek.

The stress level thing is still weighing on me a bit. Thinking about taking my mom off the 'home health care' therapy plan. The home health agency is making me insane, insisting that they have to call at 8am (or earlier) to set appts for the same day they plan to come. Stupid as it sounds, we are late night people. Having to spring out of bed to prod my mom out of bed for an appt in an hour or two's time, is a nightmare and frankly, throws off my digestion for the day! haha (Sad but true and annoys me to no end). Friday this happened with the speech therapist we have yet to see.....she called repeatedly for directions. (We are easy to find) then would not return my calls after 2 horus late and her office called tos ay she couldn't find us and had moved on to her next appt. I had moved heaven and earth to get my mom up and ready for her visit. I was not amused. The rehab/nursing home she was in is right around the corner...thinking doing her therapy as an outpatient there with SET appt times I can control would be less stressful. I had a word with the home health agency about my ire.....and they claim they will make afternoon appts a day in advance from now on but I am not hopeful. It is impossible to explain, without sounding like a total lazy bum, that we do not start our day (Mom and I) at normal business hours!!

My local sis is lookin gworse and worse and due to go out of town to see a specialist. I do not have a good feeling about where it is headed. She is skelatal and weak and emotional. Not sure how I can help her with mom on my hands but I fear if she gets further bad news, she will intentionally 'check out'. STILL....what can one do when they are doing all they can for loved ones, ya know? SIGH.

I guess 'one' could work out! hah I pray you are all well and healthy and enjoyiing a beautiful fall. Moxy, thinking of you and your family as well everyday. and sending prayers.
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    Wow, you have a lot going on. Your hubs gets several gold stars for traveling 2 hours to get his wife some awesome shoes. emoticon

    Suffering with allergies and a cold sucks. Maybe God is working on something wonderful for you to see and keeping you away long enough for it to take. I hope your sisters CA goes into remission soon. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    As for your mom, Happy 87th Birthday. I hope she had a great one and the cheesecake was yummy. Did you save me a sliver? emoticon
    2000 days ago
    Hey there...Oh, I would so love a man who is willing to drive two hours for a pair of stilettos! Shoes and purses...I can never have enough of either, and like you...I have no where to wear them. Sounds like things with your mom are not as bad as they were when she was in the care facility. Why is your mom losing so much weight so fast? Since she isn't mobile, she shouldn't be burning that many calories. Sorry that your sister is taking a nosedive....sometimes, the best we can do is be there when they crash. At least she is going to see a specialist...I hope that she gets some good news. My sister just finished her last chemo...she is hanging on determined to live with cancer....however, in the real world, the chemo only held the cancer back. It did not shrink it. Once the chemo is done, the cancer will spread like wild fire. My younger sister is with her since I have been sick with allergies and a cold, and what ever else seems to be going around. It's like God doesn't want me to go see her. I can't see her with all my germs and her having no immune system! The more I work out the more my allergies flare...maybe I really am allergic to work outs! My mom is doing great..she turns 87 tomorrow...I think she might like a cheesecake...We will get through this somehow my friend, ....and we will wear our stiletto's just for the heck of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2009 days ago
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