Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hooked up to God — 012311

There isn’t a thought Mom thinks nor an action Mom takes that isn’t communicated to her directly by God.  “That’s great!”, you might say.  “She could’ve hooked up with soap operas,” and of course, I agree.  Sort of. There are … Continue reading

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Two important things — 012011

You may recall the recent Care Plan meeting at which I was identified as a stellar candidate for intervention, er, for help from a support group.  I promised then that I’d find one within a couple of weeks.  Well, I … Continue reading

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The Care Plan meeting — 011211

This was a day I’d been looking forward to for a while: Mom’s semi-annual ‘Care Plan’ meeting.  The top-level caregivers at Piedmont Place sat at the table with me and Lisa, and we talked about Mom.  They had their perspective; … Continue reading

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Tucson: from chaos to civility? — 010911

The events of September 11, 2001 caused me to write an e-mail to a friend in which I said: “If there’s a silver lining to be found in all of this, it is that Americans will bond, and will return … Continue reading

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Medical update — 010411

Mom has had a cold since before Christmas.  While it didn’t seem like much then, it sure does now.  She sounds horrible. The doctor at Piedmont Place ordered a chest x-ray which turned out negative for pneumonia.  So Mom is … Continue reading

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A happy contraction; an embarrassing retraction — 010211

I’ll tell two stories today.  The retraction will come last in the hope that you won’t get that far.  I’ll even throw in some pictures to distract you. It’s been a long time coming, but Mom is about to get … Continue reading

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2010 ElderBlog Stats in review

WordPress.com offers this high-level summary of ElderBlog‘s activity in 2010: Crunchy numbers This abstract painting was inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about … Continue reading

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