Category: Opening Post

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Mom Died, and My Heart is Broken

Mom died on Christmas Eve, and my heart is broken. I miss her so much. She had had trouble breathing, so she had been in the hospital, where they found fluid on her lungs. However, then she got a perforated stomach (we never did find out how), and refused surgery. I think she was just […]

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Mom Going to Rehab

Well, it’s debatable whether Mom is getting better or not. I guess you could say she is better in that she is not combative any more, but that could be because she is no longer in the assisted living facility, because she is in the hospital. She has pneumonia and had trouble breathing, so she […]

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Mom is Not Herself

Mom is just getting worse. Her roommate tells my dad, “She is just not being very nice.” The nurses tell him, “She is being very mean.” And I can attest, according to my last phone call with her, that she is being downright “nasty.” She is just not herself. This is just opposite her personality. […]

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Always Be Yourself

Well, my mom is back in the hospital again. She had gotten out and was in a rehab facility, but she became anemic and her blood pressure dropped to 30 so she fell down and hit her head, and they had to call 911. Remember, this woman is 80 years old, too, so she was […]

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I Am SO Mad!

I am SO mad! My mom is in the hospital with pneumonia and had a heart attack (she’s 80), so my brother and I have been calling the hospital daily for updates on her condition. Well, I just got an email from my brother saying that the hospital called my dad asking us to stop […]

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Hurricane Irma

Well, we are in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and I guess it could have been worse, but it was pretty bad as it was. I think about how bad things could have been for me if I had stayed in Florida and not moved back to Tennessee, and I’m so thankful that I did […]

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Well, did you get to see the solar eclipse last week? I didn’t. I tried, but we didn’t get it real good where I live. They got to see it real good about 60 miles from here, and we thought about going, but it’s a good thing we didn’t – it turned out they ended […]

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Reflecting on a Few Things

I’ve just been reflecting on a few things lately… When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, my reaction went from one extreme to the other – for one thing, I was just happy that they had a name for what I’d been through for so long; but at the other extreme, I was petrified. […]

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Taking Each Day as It Comes

My dad is dying. He has emphysema, because he smoked all his life. He quit several years ago, but I guess it caught up with him, and he’s paying for it now. It started a few months ago, when he couldn’t breathe, panicked, and called 911. They came, and took him to the hospital, where […]

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Too Tired to Function

This morning my husband had an appointment at the doctor’s, and I was going to go with him (I usually do). The problem was, he was too tired to drive (he does all the driving, as I hate to drive). Actually, he was too tired to function at all! See, he only got two hours […]

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