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Catching You Up To Speed

Mom is wearing a denim cap embellished with rhinestones, aviator sunglasses and a coral top as she sits in her hospital bed prepared for transportation to the nursing facility.

Mom is wearing a denim cap with rhinestones, aviator sunglasses and a coral top as she sits in her hospital bed awaiting transport to the nursing facility.

Have you ever felt like you are so far behind that no matter what you do you’ll never catch up? I’ve been feeling like this for the past few days and so I’ve made a couple of decisions that I think in the short-term will help minimize my increased panic attacks. More on this in a minute.

After my mother’s recent hospitalization due to a fall which left her severely dehydrated and confused, she was discharged to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. As she continues to make progress from a physical perspective, it was here where she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Since my grandmother succumbed to the same disease 26 20 years ago, when I noticed my mother’s slightly impaired cognition a while back, I met with her doctors who helped me understand the importance of identifying the cause of her issues to enable them to predict the trajectory of her situation. Even so unless a person is willing, or legally deemed incapacitated, little can be done to urge them to seek medical attention.


This was the case with my mom who after several unsuccessful attempts on my part to talk her into being assessed, she refused. Admittedly while I disagreed with her way of handling the situation I have to say up until her fall, she was highly functioning and fully able to live on her own. Unfortunately her current condition requires 24/7 monitoring so moving forward my brother and I will look into the best options for her continued care.

The facility where my mom is staying is pretty nice and I typically spend most of my time attending her various therapy sessions, taking her to the internet café (a swanky lounge/café/computer room), doing lunch and/or the lovely courtyard where she can enjoy the outdoors. While I’ve taken a few pictures I have to use great care to ensure other resident’s privacy is maintained by not including them in the photos.


So what does all of this have to do with my blog? Time, or rather not enough time prevents me from doing all of the things I want or need to accomplish within a set timeframe. Because of this I will attempt to blog at least once a week, with the exception of guest posts and reblogs. Hopefully as our family settles into our new routine I will be able to get back on schedule within the next few weeks but I have to play it by ear for now.

Posting once weekly will allow me more time to visit your blogs as I’m severely behind and I want to catch up on what’s going on in your lives.

Until next time, have a great week and I will be stopping by your place very soon! ~Steph



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