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Day 224 Peace and Quiet are so nice
Thursday, March 26, 2015      1 comments

I did have another day with only slight annoyances. My brothers decided I should work with the VA on getting the information on the benefits for my dad. My first phone call was met with "is you dad their .... we need his permission to talk to ... Read more
Day 223 A day to Celebrate ME
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

I had a really rough night last night. My restless legs hurt so bad even with big time pain meds. But I must have rested good when I slept because I woke up with energy and felt good about the fact I had a day all to myself to do what I wanted... Read more
Day 222 I need to learn to stay out of my own head.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      3 comments

My special support friends. Whatever would I do without you? Every once in a while I spend just way to much time reflecting on oddities in my head. That seems to happen more and more often when I'm feeling the way I was yesterday. It ... Read more
Day 221 I hate driving on snowy roads
Monday, March 23, 2015      2 comments

My dad threatened to drive himself the 50 miles to do his taxes this morning.....well I got there plenty early so he wouldn't leave without me. But by the time I got home I was beyond shaking and into hiding. I spent the better part of the aft... Read more
Day 220 A home day but they still found a problem
Sunday, March 22, 2015      2 comments

I did get to stay home all day today. I spent a good portion of the morning just laying around doing nothing. Then it started to snow. My brother up in the cities text'd me that my mom felt good today. She even went to church at the re... Read more
Day 219 Very long stressful day
Saturday, March 21, 2015      4 comments

My dad has no patients anymore. The plan was we would drive to my brothers house and he would take us the rest of the way into the cities to see mom. I don't really like driving in Minneapolis traffic much anymore. My brother had to work unti... Read more
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

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