Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Almost a month ago I was on track and handling life as it came, then in the blink of an eye that changed. What changed, where have I been, why have I been avoiding you, and most importantly who hid the charger chord to my laptop?
Life throws us many curve balls; some we see coming and we do not swing at. Some we don’t see coming and find ourselves looking back as the ball passes to see nothing but the catcher smiling. That would be me, looking back at one ugly catcher. To answer your questions though…
A month ago my grandmother fell, nothing serious at the time, we thought. But the pain got worse, her physical condition deteriorated and her mental well-being went somewhere back to 1941, she fell again.
She did not have the strength to get out of the floor but could answer the phone. Long story short we found not only has she fallen 3 times but has not been eating, not good for a diabetic.
This facilities idea of care is not to notify us when she has fallen, not notify us she was not eating even though we had requested it be done and to blame everything on dementia. Which makes her question, “Does anyone even care about me?”
Needless to say my time has been spent with family issues regarding my grandmother. There is no joy in Mudville right now. We have found another facility closer to my parents and will be moving her this week. To move the elderly is chancy at best but we have no choice.
This my friends is where I have been, this is what I have been dealing with and this is why my sense of humor has been M.I.A.
You however, have lifted my heart, dried my tears and given me strength to carry on. All of your wonderful check-ins and well wishes have touched my heart, thank you.
You will have to continue to deal with my in and out-ness until things settle down but know this…
Regardless of why you are here in blog world; you rock, you matter and you will be forever in my heart.
Now, do you think it would be okay to have a keg party in an assisted living community to trash the place before we vacate?