Category Archives: Illness

Anniversary approaching

The first anniversary of my Mom’s death will be Sunday, December 23rd, 2012.  We will celebrate Christmas with our family on Sunday.  Momma will be remembered in so many ways. I plan to cook macaroni and cheese. I just wish … Continue reading

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Could it be just a year ago?

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

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Looking Back to May, 2011

May of last year was the last “normal”month of my Mom’s life.  She was living alone in her house with frequent (2 to 3 times a day) visits from me to check on her.  She was messy and it sometimes looked … Continue reading

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3 months

Today is the 3 month anniversary of my Mother’s death.   She was under hospice care since June,  I knew her death was coming but I still was not prepared to lose her.  Logical thinkers looked at her declining medical condition and realized that she … Continue reading

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The Beauty Shop

A weekly visit to the beauty shop has been a Saturday ritual for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, my Aunt’s appointment was on Thursday morning and my Mom’s was Saturday at 10:30 am. The weather … Continue reading

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Searching For Our New Normal

The past seven months have been spent at my Mother’s house. Our daily routine would be the same every day. My Mother always was a person of habit and the dementia did not take that away. Up until the last few … Continue reading

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Picking up the pieces and moving forward

 I have lived between two homes for most of the past year.  My life has been split between my Mother’s needs and my families needs.  So much of last year was lost because of her illness and the level of care … Continue reading

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