I started this blog as a way to cope with my Mother's physical illness and dementia. She died right before Christmas, 2011 and the focus moved toward losing a loved one. This blog has proved to be a great outlet for me to revisit the last 7 months of her life. Dealing with the pain has been hard. Writing down my memories and frustration seems to have helped me let it go a bit. It has not be an easy thing to do but I hope that has managed to provide a bit of comfort for someone who is dealing with this now. It proved to be a lot harder than I even imagined to keep up with this blog, I have so many entries that I wrote but never published - they just didn't feel right.
I have tried to be honest with my feelings even though I am not proud of how I handled my situation at times. She was an incredible lady and I hope some of her personality before the dementia came through.
Everyone deals with the decline of a loved one in different ways. My writing is based on how I dealt with my Mother's decline. Other people may share my viewpoint and may have experienced similar feelings, or maybe you think that I am so wrong to have felt that way.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Last year on May 12th we were planning a trip to Michigan to attend my husband’s parents 70th wedding anniversary party. We were looking forward to the trip and a break from the daily routine of caring for my Mom. My sister … Continue reading
Last Mother’s Day we took my Mom out to dinner at a local restaurant, Lizard’s Thicket, that was always a hit with my Mother. They serve a meat and 3 (meat and 3 vegetables). I don’t remember for sure but … Continue reading
Went through my phone and deleted most of the contacts who were there only for my Mom. Felt no remorse in deleting the pulmonologist who treated her for a time. He did arrange for her to have oxygen at home. He … Continue reading