Monthly Archives: May 2015

Too Tired To Come Up With A Title

Got talking with the other members of my support group. The general consensus is that caretaking is lonely business. Despite assurances from family, they often aren’t available. Some of their excuses are legitimate, but sometimes it’s obviously bullshit. Too often … Continue reading

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Ka-BLOOEY!

Being a caretaker is a little like being one of those moving targets ┬áin a sideshow arcade. You’re in motion, you keep dancing, you think “If I can just keep all these plates in the air, everything will be fine,” … Continue reading

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Standing In Place While The World Swims By

My mother weighs less than 80 pounds. Jesus. The first thing the nurse said to me at last week’s Patient Care Conference was that she doesn’t know what’s keeping Mom alive. She barely eats–except when she does. That’s a merry-go-round … Continue reading

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