Monthly Archives: July 2010

Parental update — 073010

It has been another long interval since my last post and, again, it’s because nothing remarkable has occurred.  This somehow brings to mind the TV meteorologists who say basically the same thing day after day and you wonder, ‘they get … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom — 071710

I haven’t written a post in forever, it seems.  That’s because nothing’s happened for me to write about until today; it was Mom’s birthday.  Number 79. Her request was to meet up with George & Sally at Captain Bill’s Seafood, … Continue reading

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Medical update — 070710

It’s time for Mom’s annual mammogram.  I made the appointment for August 9th.  She asked me yesterday, “Why do I need one?”  She doesn’t know if there’s any family history of breast cancer, and she can’t recall ever having had … Continue reading

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Perspective — 070610

I have had more than a few opportunities to talk with people about my experiences in eldercare.   There are usually questions, followed by more stories and toward the end, I often hear: ‘I wish I had a brother (or child) … Continue reading

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Medical update — 070510

I think I’m going to stop using phrases like: “Things are going swimmingly,” and “All is well.”  I’m learning that every time I put those words to print, they come back to bite me. Such is the case today.  Just … Continue reading

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Medical update — 070210

Things are going swimmingly for Mom & Pop at the beginning of this July 4th weekend.  They really like their new room, their phone works, their new TV is a gem, and the cable company fixed its ailing connection today.  … Continue reading

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