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Update on mom ....Mental gymnastics

Friday, September 20, 2019

So, mom’s surgery went well They had her up walking around yesterday before I arrived at hospital. However she is really confused and causing problems for the hospital staff. Apparently this is to be expected with Dementia and Alzheimers patients after anesthesia.

However it is wreaking havoc on my heart, to see my mom in such a state. I was told the best way to handle it is to understand that the face I see and the tiny little body under the gown is not really my mother... its her shell. That’s what dementia and Alzheimers does to the brain.

We’ve watched it coming over the years, just didn’t think it’d look like this.

But here we are. And there’s nothing I can do to fix it this time.

The blessing in this (if what I’ve been told is true) is that she isn’t suffering, or if she is (and it does not appear she is), she doesn’t know it.

So this will be my last post about mom. I really appreciate thoughts and prayers you have expressed.

I will Live my life with intention, redirecting my energies back to living my life to the fullest, taking advantage of every new day, Taking care of my health, enjoying my wonderful hubby and our zany, fun loving puppies.

That will be my daily work out for a while. Mental gymnastics.

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