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Friday, November 16, 2007

Life throws curves we're just not ready for. Sunday my mom fell again, this time in her room at her assisted living. I get why she broke a vertebra when she fell down the stairs at our house, but she broke 2 vertebrae this time, just falling in her room. Go figure.

So, this has been a very difficult week for all of us. Mom is now recouperating in a rehab facility, where she'll be for a couple or 3 weeks. I have had a rough week - all night Sunday in the ER with her, then all day Monday in her hospital room waiting for medical consults. I also had 2 job interviews this week - Tues and Wed - both far away in the complete opposite direction of the hospital she was in - thank goodness for cell phones and hands-free headsets. Now the nursing facility she's in is 2 counties away (in a place we'd never been before) because they couldn't find a bed here in our town. And every time I think things have settled down a little I get a phone call that's disturbing on some level - this morning she was disoriented and called because she wanted me to get someone to open her door so she could get out.

My husband thinks I need to stop focusing on how stressful this is - I know that on some level he's right. But it's not so easy to do, at least not for me. I'm really trying to settle into some level of normalcy. I'm off now for a walk with Spike - our first since my mom's fall. I don't know how far we'll go, but we will go.
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