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Horrible Weekend

May 21st, 2006 at 06:39 pm

My mother found out of Friday that she has not only high cholesterol but also diabetes. This was really a downer for her. She did find out that the problems she was having with walking very far is possibly related to some type of blockage in her arteries and may be very treatable. She is taking Lexapro for her depression (she still says she was not depressed) and that is helping. We had looked at senior housing on Friday and I thought that was going to be done deal but now she tells she it is too soon for her to make a decision about moving. That was hard news for me to hear as I wanted her closer to me so I could check on her more often. She still has the right to make her own decisions and I just have to accept that. I know it will be very hard for her to give up her home to move to a smaller place. It is just a matter of time.

2 Responses to “Horrible Weekend”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I am the caretaker for my parents but luckily, they moved onto my land about 5 years ago. I quit my job last year to be here for them more. My best wishes to you.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    I know just how you feel. My mother, who was always the healthiest woman in the world, was diagnosed with diabetes in her 60's. She lived well into her eighties. Diabetes is very treatable, and not even as much of an inconvenience as you might think. She eventually moved into a retirement home that unfortunately was not particularly near to me, but I had to accept that that was where she wanted to be. She had two good friends there who were with her till the end, so she made the right decision.

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