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Due Respect – And Other Shortcomings — 073011

Dementia may be a cloud in Mom’s head, but her current state of acuity is as sharp as a knife. How else would you explain what happened here? Continue reading

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A Picture of Health — 071011

For several years now, I’ve written – in great detail – of Mom’s many serious medical challenges. Every word I’ve written has been true. And yet, when you see her now, you’ll wonder what I’ve been drinking. My mother is a picture of health. Continue reading

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Progress update — 051111

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last update.  In that time, Mom has continued to make improvements.  Her Occupational Therapist was ready to sign off last Friday, but the Physical Therapist needed this additional week.  Mom is still … Continue reading

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Caregiver update — 041711

In the six-plus years that I’ve been the caregiver for my parents, there have been several occasions to think that the end of a life was near, and I’ve executed my job with as much excellence as I was able.  … Continue reading

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Twists and turns — 030611

It’s a rainy, windy day in North Carolina; a day that suits my mood perfectly.  I’ve been taken on a rollercoaster ride – blindfolded – since Wednesday, and I need to sit down and breathe deeply. I’ve shared before about … Continue reading

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Preparation — 122410

She’s been busy, my mother.  Over the past couple of weeks, she’s given away clothing she thinks will never be worn again.  She’s returned borrowed books to their owners, and given away many others leaving her now with a Bible … Continue reading

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The world around us — 102810

“It’s perfect.  I’ll take it.”  We heard Mom say it again today as the final items of her winter wardrobe were acquired.  We picked up the new shoes  ordered last week (“They’re perfect”), and visited three more clothing stores.  The … Continue reading

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