Can I say I'm Baaaack AGAIN???

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Life is so difficult between the times of love and peace. I not only gained back all my weight, I gained back additional pounds. I have lost touch with all the wonderful people I met through SparkPeople and hope I can most of them are still here. I am on the 2nd year of a new job and can only tell you this should be easier as I age and gain experience, but it's not. Kids are becoming more and more challenging. So many have no direction and I truly believe they are lost because they have absolutely no spiritual lives and there is nobody making sure they do. Parents are becoming their childrens' friends, not their parents who nurture and discipline as needed. I am back in the role caregiver and it is tough because it's my 93-year-old dad, whom I love and respect so much. He fell and fractured his hip, needed a pin put in to close the fracture, suffered a heart attack and pneumonia on top of it all. He is getting physical therapy in a nursing home with the hopes of coming home, but it has been two steps ahead and one back or two back and one ahead the entire time. He is unable to keep food down and the latest trip to the ER for chest pains, they came back with he has a stomach virus!! I'm not a doctor but I'm smart enough to know a stomach virus that lasts a month and visits you 2-3 times a week for a 7% weight loss, a total of 14 pounds is MORE than a stomach bug! Honestly, I don't think the health-care community cares much because our society no longer values the elderly. Sorry for the complaining but I am exhausted and I'm tired of how all this is a struggle. Tomorrow's another day, maybe getting back on track will give me a new perspective.
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    You're not alone because it sounds like you have been reading my male, except it is an 85 year-old mother, too many responsibilities, too much debt to retire, going in to third year of a good-paying job but poor working conditions, and so on and so on. Welcome back into the fold and hang in there.
    2131 days ago
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    There are various segments of the population that the health care system does not care about: the elderly, the poor, or anyone down on their luck in any way, shape or manner. But then again maybe it's just that the health care system doesn't function... look at even wealthy people who have suffered the ultimate fate at the hands of doctors...

    As far as kids... just be glad you're not teaching in a major city...
    2131 days ago
    Sorry to hear about all your problems! I hope that your dad gets some resolution quickly so that he starts feeling better. Baby steps and remember to take care of yourself first. Best wishes!
    2131 days ago
  • BEEBOP711
    Stay positive. You will succeed ☺☺☺
    2131 days ago
    Wow, he has been through a lot. Seems like anything they can't find is labeled a virus. You must take care of You too.
    You were missed. Come blog often, it may help with the stress
    Hugs Yvonne

    2131 days ago
  • KITT52
    one day at a time ...one step at a time

    do your best..

    You can do it
    2131 days ago
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