Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reprieve and Realizations

I have decided to give myself a reprieve with my weigh in today. I am up on the scale a few lbs. but I think most of it has to do with my pee pill predicament. I know I did not consume that many excess calories.

I did not go to see my mom last night as planned but I did speak to her on the phone. I asked her if she still wanted to go home after her release. I felt like a martyr pushing for her to be able to go home based on her wishes. Well, last night she admitted that she can no longer be at home and take care of herself. It was one of the hardest conversations ever but I told her I was proud of her for being honest and letting me know how she felt. It was a huge relief because everyone else was suggesting it but I wanted to respect her wishes and fight for her. I have learned SO many lessons while going through this and one of the biggies is about being honest with yourself and others about your needs.

It is not going to be an easy transition. My mom lives in the house I grew up in and it will be super hard but I don't think we will need to sell the house right away. The brunt of the responsibility falls on me because I am local and I am her Power of Attorney plus my brother lives in Colorado. Like I told my mom's neighbor, Louise, this is all character building. Until next time...


  1. Hang in there Katie. What you and your mom are going through can't be easy, but the decision is made. Have a good, peaceful Thursday.

  2. This is a lot of stuff going on, but make sure you still make time for you and take care of yourself:) Big hugs to you darlin'!

  3. One day at a time Katie. You'll get through this.

  4. It's hard when you can see things changing permanently. I think your mom's neighbor is correct - doesn't mean it's easy, though.


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