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Getting back on track

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It has been a hectic and draining few weeks. My dear mother is on the road to recovery after she had a stent placement and the Dr. is working with her medication to get her Hypertension under control.
I have two younger sisters, and between the three of us, you would think it wouldn't be so overwhelming to take care of her, but since she is a widow and lives alone, trying to be with her 24/7 has been a bit hard. Thank God for my children, and nieces who have helped.
Dear Mom, has been so full of fear and anxiety, and who wouldn't blame her, that it has been a big obstacle to her returning to full health. A trip to ER, and a new medication to help her sleep, will hopefully bring her some relief.
Now for my healthy eating habits: I did pretty good for a few days, then the stress got to me and down hill I went. sigh... so I am dusting my self off, and starting over. My goals for the week are to track all my food and slowly add some fitness in. I am definitely not throwing in the towel, if anything, I am going to do BETTER. Mom's health issues are, in part, related to her being overweight and her unhealthy life style.

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    Hope your mom gets better soon!
    1523 days ago
    emoticon You've got a lot going on as well. I had a bad "stress" day today with eating as well. Dusted myself off too...
    1523 days ago
    HI Phylis !!

    I feel for you hon !! My Mum (Step mother) had COPD,,, cos she also didn't take care of herself,,, and it lead to a QUICK Death,, which of course has been HORRID for her 5 boys,, and myself,,,,

    My Poor Dad is now alone,, and so LOST on having to do things for himself,, first time in life,,, also he's VERY LONELY to the MAX !!

    I have a friend who's now also following this track at 53,, I am scared and lost,, weve been closer than my Step Sister EVER thought of being,, knowing each other since the 8th grade. I do OT have a CLUE what I'll do without her. Life can be SOO HARD,, I am so GLAD you have others to help you !
    1523 days ago
    Caring for parents can be draining. So you slid a bit but you are back on track. emoticon
    1523 days ago
    Well I'm glad she and you are back on the mend. Sorry to hear about all this and it does indeed put a emoticon sign in front of our own plans for ourselves.

    Missed you!
    1523 days ago
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    Cheering you on, Phyliss -- I know you're gonna do it!
    1524 days ago
    Hope mom continues to recover smoothly. Use her health issue(s) as a catalyst to be certain you're not going to be ending up in the same place. emoticon emoticon
    1524 days ago
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