Thursday, August 25, 2011

Woes and Blows

I am surprised there was even a deficit yesterday. I ate way too much and my belly is making me pay today.  It started with going to Foster's Freeze at lunch. I had a fish sandwich but it was 600 some odd calories. Had a decent dinner but then had two Skinny Cow ice creams and then some banana bread. I have not eaten that many calories in a LONG time. Ughhhh...

One of the reasons I think I stuffed my pie hole is the situation with my mom. She is having a hard time adjusting to her new "normal" not being able to drive and having vision and memory problems.  I am checking into this organization called Home Instead which provides companionship and various duties like cooking and light housekeeping so she can stay at home. I know that she would prefer to stay at home as long as possible vs. going into a retirement community. When we had someone come in to assist her when she had heart surgery in 2007 it worked out really well so I am hopeful.

The other issue is my brother. He is not involved in the day-to-day things regarding my mom but he seems to think he can come in and fix everything and leave. Reality just does not work that way and so I am the one who handles the aftermath. I wish he was more involved but that just ain't happening so I will just deal accordingly. It is hard for me to watch my mom's deteriorating vision and memory. I have been through some major stuff with her and she made it through okay (breast cancer and heart surgery etc.) so we can handle this. It is a part of life and I know millions of people deal with worse every day but this is my situation and it is upsetting me right now. Until next time...


  1. I'm sorry. That transistion for older people is hard on everyone. I hope the situation resolves for the better soon.

  2. Katie, my love, it will be okay. God likes to challenge us. It makes us stronger. And you are one strong (and tough) piece of broccoli (I would have said cookie, but I didn't want to tempt anyone (read: myself)... Even though I just failed at that).

    Anyway, maybe you should talk to your brother? I will keep praying for you, gorgeous.

  3. I don't envy you the challenges that both you and your mom are facing. But you will get her through this...and you will get through it as well. Hugs to you. Hang in there.

  4. I may be about to go through this stuff with my mother. And she's got a major attitude going on. This is going to be fun. Ha!

  5. It's so hard to be the adult child of an aging parent who has these types of needs. There is nothing fun about it! Wishing you well as you sort though it all - hang in there.


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