Friday, January 24, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Winter Lake

With temperatures being in the 60's today the illusion of Spring was in the air. The winds howled out of the South at a brisk 20 mph. The sun helped melt the snow, the beauty of the lake from the front 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ranting a Little

While many of you are reinventing vignettes, painting furniture, redoing your homes, our world revolves around medicine bottles and exercises. For the past 5 years I've taken care of Mr. P trying to keep him on his feet and upbeat as possible. Who truly knows what goes on inside the brain of a person who has Alzheimer's. They tend to say the silliest off the wall things, they repeat constantly and you allow them to do so, they get fixated on the smallest of tasks, again you let them go and remember how those big hands once did the strongest of tasks. Good days are spent sitting talking about things that happened so long ago, bad days are checking on him continually while he sleeps. The last couple of days have been good days, he's been alert and eating well.

For those of you new to the blog or have missed the last few posts here is short update.

The middle of December our world was rocked upside down, the nauseous tummy was given a title. For the past 31/2 years the doctors constantly ordered medication for a nauseous tummy they thought was after effects of the gall bladder being removed. Scans and GED tests showed nothing, these last tests gave that a title. The big C came into our lives, rocked our world right upside down. When telling a few people their comments were-- you were expecting this. Are you tired of taking care of him already? Can you handle this? on and on.... lack of compassion and understanding makes me so angry. NO! We were not expecting this, NO! I'm not tired of taking care of him. Can I handle this? I've been handling it for a long time..I'll continue to do so.  Are there days where I'm overly sad and down, yes there are, are there going to be more? I'm sure there will be. For now I'm doing fine, after all it isn't about me.

With temperatures at -11 and a windchill of -23 there won't be any walking of the dog today, feeling the sun and wind on my face looking up to the heavens and constantly asking why him.

If you have a friend or family member facing these obstacles in their lives, be patient and understanding, use a little compassion and realize their world is being turned upside down. Don't abandon them, they need you more than ever.
I had to get a few things off my mind, so thanks for reading my small rant.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

2013 went out quietly around here 
 beginning 2014 with hope and expectations. 
From our home to yours we
wish each and everyone
of you a Prosperous, Healthy
Happy New Year.