Saturday, October 25, 2008

Every day is a lesson

I was really scared when my husband said "I am bringing Mom here to live". If you saw our place space wise it's sometimes too small for the two of us. Another thing - I hadn't seen my mother-in-law Irene for 14 years. We lived with her for a while when money was tight and it was a disaster. I finally had to tell Rich we needed to leave and we lived in a campground for a couple of months. It was summer so we told Amy it was an "adventure".

When I saw my mother-in-law for the first time when she walked through the door my fears went away. She walks with a walker and she's pretty much bedridden. She sits in the lazy boy with her feet up - she has really bad gout. She was hospitalized while up here and had a heart attack. We are getting along, and I worry when she's not feeling good. It's a full time job so I'm suspending school right now. I can't concentrate at all and Irene likes the TV on all the time. I do get a break when Rich is home, but I'm so tired half the time I don't know where to go to LOL.

I am learning a lot taking care of her - all the paperwork, etc. I know that we need to get our things in order just in case. I'm not anticipating that and sometimes I try to avoid it all together. It's hard though when it's staring you in the face. I'm so glad so far my mom is doing ok but I guess this is preparing me for when she's older and something might happen like her health declining.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

When it rains it pours

I want to be bored LOL!

It started when I fell and my hand looked like a blown up plastic glove. I thought maybe something was broken so I had them x-ray both of my hands. I got a call Friday saying that I've a fracture in my right hand and they would refer me to an orthopedist the request was marked urgent. Still haven't heard from anyone yet.

Then on Sunday around 3:30 a.m. Rich woke up with a bad asthma attack. He can usually takes something and it'll lessen, but he seemed to get worse throughout the day. Then Irene my mother-in-law calls and says she's on her way to the hospital. Her roommate John had had another stroke she tried to revive him and as she was pulling him off of the floor something toward inside leading to internal bleeding.

We had talked about Irene coming up here to live in the area. I see how hard it is on Rich to make the five-hour drive when something goes wrong. Well now she's going to come up and live in the area. I was talking to Rich on the phone last night and he said instead of Irene staying two to three weeks it will be two to three MONTHS - in our already crowded house! Irene and I have a history since Rich and I had to live with her several times for several months. I'm feeling angry and resentful but there's really nothing I can do about it. I'll be making a trip to see my counselor this Thursday, and hopefully it will help to talk about with him.

I can't really concentrate on school the past few days. I know I need to do that by the end of October to get my English comp finished and take the proctor test. It's going pretty well though - at least I don't have College Math right now - I'd be pulling my damn hair out LOL!

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