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Is he getting ready to be wolverine?

Posted by confused , 18 October 2014 · 70 views

My 13 year old has a lot of facial hair. My husband has talked to him about shaving but he hasn't been able to convince him yet. Today our sons were playing flag football and the neighbor joked that my son was getting ready to be Wolverine for Halloween. And that his first Hanukkah gift should be a razor. It was funny but we really do have to do somethin...


Not sure if I am losing it

Posted by confused , 17 October 2014 · 57 views

Last week when I volunteered the woman who works the morning shift told me someone may come in to work while I was there. When I came in on Tuesday, I mentioned that she never came in. It wasn't anything important that she was going to do. The woman said that she said she had come in. She is forgetful but she doesn't lie. I would remember if someone worke...


Who is going to help with homework?

Posted by confused , 17 October 2014 · 41 views

My dad has always been very smart and knowledgeable. I could call him and ask him for homework help over the phone. He would remember the stories and know how to start an essay or how to describe an equation.

He is old, his memory isn't so good, he can't hear as well. I called last night to ask a question about my son's homework. I am not smarter than a...


Saw dietician

Posted by confused , 16 October 2014 · 59 views

I have slowed down on losing weight. I just haven't cared too much about what I eat lately. I thought she would be disappointed. But, she actually was pleased and said to keep doing what I am doing.

I called my mom this morning. My dad had a rough night. She is having trouble controlling his blood pressure. If it goes too high he gets pain and it puts...


Talked to dad's nurse today

Posted by confused , 14 October 2014 · 75 views

I met dad's hospice nurse on Thursday when I was visiting but I wasn't comfortable asking questions in front of everyone. I called the office and she got back to me. She couldn't give an estimate how long he has. She got him a walker today which made me relieved. I was worried he was going to fall.

She said when he needs one he will get a hospital bed...


Fall is a season

Posted by confused , 10 October 2014 · 82 views

I now live in Southern CA but I am back in Northern CA visiting. When we got out of the airport I mentioned how much cooler it is here than at home. My brother-in-law said "remember this, it's called fall?" My husband says the seasons in southern CA are floods, fires, earthquakes, mudslides. We don't have much change in weather it's rainy, mild or hot.



Acceptance is a process

Posted by confused , 07 October 2014 · 60 views

More grief stuff

My dad has a terminal illness. His heart condition is inoperable and he probably has less than 6 months (no one knows but I think it is more like weeks than months). He was accepted by hospice and they are giving him morphine. He has been in a lot of pain so this is a relief. He seems to have accepted that he doesn't have long to liv...



Posted by confused , 06 October 2014 · 65 views

Hospice is coming over to do an assessment on my dad. My sister says he meets all the criteria. He is too weak to go back and forth to dr visits and my mom needs some help so they need something. My dad has been okay with the idea that he has a terminal condition. My mom is taking it pretty well. My niece organized everything for them.

I want to go up a...


My father is ill

Posted by confused , 03 October 2014 · 62 views

I don't know how bad it is. He had heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm in the past. He has another one now but he doesn't want to have a stent. It doesn't surprise me. He has other health issues and has been talking about how hard growing old and dying is. He has pain medicine but he is still having pain at night that keeps him awake. They have to contro...


Peer mentor

Posted by confused , 29 September 2014 · 45 views

I just got a call that they need a female per diem peer mentor/mental health worker at a residential hospital that is very close to me. I have given a couple of presentations there. I am really nervous. I haven't worked for years. I talked to one man who works there but he was just telling me how to send over my resume'. I e-mailed it just now I have w...

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