Monthly Archives: January 2015

Left Behind

Watching Mom succumb to Alzheimer’s is like running toward a bus stop where someone I love has just gotten on the bus and is riding away and I have all these things I want to say and maybe find a … Continue reading

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One Foot on the Path

I signed my mom onto Hospice yesterday. This was not as traumatic a moment for me as it might have been because I volunteered with Hospice for three years.  I know how it works, know the drill, and know how … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork in Me

I’m done, as the saying goes. Got a call from the nursing home at 9 pm.  Mom was in extreme pain, but refusing all meds, spitting them out, refusing to eat, inconsolable, incoherent, afraid.  Extreme pain does that to a … Continue reading

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Back Into the Funhouse

Got up at 5:15 this morning.  Nothing unusual in that; I’ve always been an early riser.  I was feeding the pets when my cell rang.  My first thought was that it was my step-son on the West Coast.  Yes, that … Continue reading

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Sorry, Sorry, Sorry

Been away too long, I know, but as the saying goes, no news is good news. Actually, that has been the case here lately and — touch wood — it’ll remain so.  Mom’s had a few less than sterling days, but seems … Continue reading

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