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.
Category Archives: Illness
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
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
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
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
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
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