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Day 218 Today I am the "tin woodsman" from the Wizard of Oz
Friday, March 20, 2015      2 comments

That is what I call myself on days when none of my joints want to work. Today was one of those days. I tried to get thru the day without any drugs but about 4 this afternoon I gave in and too a pain pill. About an hour later I actually did ha... Read more
Day 217 More Therapy for my arm
Thursday, March 19, 2015      2 comments

Today at therapy since I still can't raise my arm over my head and make a big circle with my arm I get 2 more weeks of therapy. She thinks maybe the stress has something to do with the stiffness I'm having. Ya think! I went to town early ... Read more
Day 216 Another day at the doctors
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      1 comments

Last week one day they gave my dad a couple of days of prednizone and he finished it on Monday. Today his gout flared up. Of course his prescription had expired so off to the doctor again to get refills. I also asked if he could have a slight... Read more
Day 215 Every time you turn around things change.....
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      2 comments

Changes again today. My mom is not being a good patient. She thinks physical therapy can't do anything for her balance. They should just take the plastic thing off her and let her go home where she can enjoy her cats and her CHAIR. She says ... Read more
Day 214
Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

I can't even come up with a title. Mom has been released from the hospital and moved into a Sr. Rehab center. My brothers both say it is very nice. And they managed to find out that her insurance will cover her there for 100 days. Now on to ... Read more
Day 213 The saga goes on and on and on
Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

My youngest brother and his wife came down to help dad today. But Jim ended up taking dad back to the ER. While they were gone my sister-in-law and me did what we could to clean the house. She cleaned the bathroom and I folded the laundry and... Read more
Day 212 This stress is the worst ever
Saturday, March 14, 2015      4 comments

I'm going to blame all my neck and shoulder stiffness to the stress. I've done my exercises and taken the pills for the pain. But mostly my whole body is kind of sore. Today they got my mom up to sit in a chair. She can't tilt her head... Read more
Day 211 Good news but ---
Friday, March 13, 2015      2 comments

We did have good new today. My mom was allowed to eat today and to sort of sit up. They will try to get her standing early next week. The recovery is going to be very long and will require months in a rehab center. I just hope we can get her... Read more
Day 210 Prayers for my mom please
Thursday, March 12, 2015      4 comments

This day turned into a total nightmare. Thanks heavens my brother spent the night at there house. Dad was so miserable early this morning he was taken to the ER. They found a blockage in his bowel but did manage to get him unplugged. So when... Read more
Day 209 Another day of playing care giver
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      2 comments

I was off and running this morning. It looked like I was going to accomplish lots of things around the house...and then the phone rang. Mom said dad wanted to go to the doctor again but didn't bother telling me the whole story. So my dad took... Read more
Day 208 Completely scrambled day.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      2 comments

First thing this morning before I was even out of bed the phone rang. I needed to come to therapy early. OK get up take a shower and eat a little. Off to town I go. While I'm in the waiting room my phone rings again. It's my mother. Now sh... Read more
Day 207 Wonder Why my ----?
Monday, March 09, 2015      3 comments

I'm wondering why my brain and my self control don't seem to always agree with each other. I thought my day was going along really good. I didn't eat any jelly beans and only ate my meals but they added up to too many calories. I'm not sure w... Read more
Day 206 Crazy mind set today
Sunday, March 08, 2015      3 comments

I managed to stay in my calorie zone but only really ate 2 things with any nutritional value. Too many jelly beans, and crackers. There was just nothing I really wanted to eat. I just wanted something inside my mouth. I wonder how I can get ... Read more
Day 205 Sunshine and warm temps...time to get out.
Saturday, March 07, 2015      1 comments

Early this morning when I put the dog out I knew the weather had changed. It was only in the 20's but you could feel the warmth. So the dog and I did a few morning chores and then went for a ride. My parents both needed some help today.... Read more
Day 204 stiff and achey
Saturday, March 07, 2015      2 comments

Today my title should have been "the tin woodsman". Every joint even some of my toes ache. It's just even too much to move. Pulling the blanket up in the bed even hurt. I was just to stubborn to take extra pain pills. I don't want to get ad... Read more

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