Thursday, August 25, 2011
Woes and Blows
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...