Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Long Overdue

I can not believe Valentines Day has come and gone...
It is my favorite "holiday", especially with my bloggers, but the day is passed- along with many other days I've missed since the end of December, or even as far back as August when I lost my father in law.
Trying to describe the 7 weeks mom was in the hospital with a few words would be akin to trying to describe the horror of the Civil War in a sentence or 2.    I just can't, aside from telling you it was exhausting, heart wrenching at times, and thankfully- over, at least for now.
After 3 near death experiences and a small army of Dr.s,  mom is out of the hospital and in a lovely assisted living place not far from here.  It was hard to move her away from her apartment, yet the absolute right thing to do.   Her body is much older than that of 62 yr old woman, and yet- that is her age.   I shudder to think of being in her condition or location in less than 20 years, but I don't think that will be my fate.   Hopefully by then I will have tracked down Billy Idol and will be chasing him around with a walker?  lol!


tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...


My Mum will be 82 in 2 weeks and is reasonably healthy (aside from having a stubborn case of pneumonia for which she was hospitalized but which is all gone now). It is not easy being 2 time zones away from her, but we make the best of it. I am blessed for every day I have her (and my dad).

luv u. xoxo

Bad Bob said...

I'm glad it turned out OK. My mom passed this last Christmas, and it is tough to have to deal with. I knew it was coming, just didn't know when. Spend as much time as you can, but don't neglect your family or yourself. Say what you need to, because there is but a finite time to do that.
Mom was not at a point to take care of herself, and as far as I can determine, she really didn't want for anything. She also did not know who I was the last 8 months or so. I am OK with how it turned out, but no matter what, it's hard on you mind.

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Bone said...

So thankful things are better, for her and you. Those extended hospitalizations are especially hard on family and loved ones.

My mom and dad both turn 62 this year.

Oh, I thought of you, Baby Pop, when I'd heard that MCA passed :-(

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Distant hugs, atheist hugs but hugs none-the-less.

Skunkfeathers said...

Glad things have levelled out for at least a little while, Mayden. *Hug*. Life has ups and downs, and I'm hitting an age where ups are sometimes that I was able to wake up and get up in the morning (though my mornings are opposite yours).

Hang tough, Cora. Your best years are still ahead.