There will be no staff meeting this morning. I have a few things to pass along but they will have to wait until later in the week.
Honestly, I hesitated writing this post but the truth is that blogging is a cheap version of therapy. HA! I can still hear my therapist's voice after all these years, asking "And how did you feel about that?"
How do I feel about our lives lately? Frustrated and stressed because the responsibilities we shoulder are not getting any easier and putting one foot in front of the other becomes an effort. I have a pretty good sense of humor and positive outlook, but there are days!!
Very, very rarely do I slide into the "glass half full" mode but Thanksgiving pushed me into the zone. My sister and brother-in-law hosted us this year and dinner was wonderful and we had a great time at their house. The only problem with having Thanksgiving at someone else's home is that there are no leftovers to feast on for days.
The Mother was going to ride with us so she spent the night at our home. We went shopping for a few things and stopped at our favorite spot where she ordered a burger and a beer. The beer part was very uncharacteristic for her.
Later that evening she became violently ill and on Thanksgiving day she had to take a nap before dinner was served. I thought perhaps the beer had made her ill but that was not the case. Things went downhill from there. On Friday she awoke covered in hives, head to toe. My sister took her to the ER where they determined she was having a very bad allergic reaction to the medication that was recently prescribed for her memory problems. Saturday was better but it was it back to the hospital yesterday. My sister called from the ER with the news that her daughter was in one room with pneumonia and our mother was in the other room with another flare of the allergic reaction......scary stuff including hallucinations. Those meds are bad mojo.
Unfortunately the medication we believed would help the onset of dementia has created a firestorm of problems and my siblings and I just have to accept the fact that memory loss is preferable over the side effects and allergic reactions.
I'm laughing here because I feel like one of those people who drones on, ad nauseum, about every little ache and pain or problem. I'm not like that, really I'm not, but sometimes....... well, you know.
My therapist would ask, "And how do you feel about that?"
And I would answer, "Old, drained and stressed."
Thanks for listening.
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