Monday, September 29, 2008

One Week

Tomorrow is one week. I'm trying not to visit Mom everyday because I'd like her to settle in and it's just too painful to leave her there. She keeps telling me she wants to go home. Now I know that 'home' might not be a physical location for her, you can never tell with memory loss. I tried to observe her yesterday and she did seem OK. I hope so.

I'm trying to watch Dancing With The Stars, but it is something Mom and I do together so it's hard. Tomorrow her cable TV is supposed to be hooked up so maybe I'll go watch with her then. I miss her being around the house.

7 comments:

J said...

(((Robin))) I know how hard this is for you. Know that you and yours are in my heart.

Cinnamin said...

Thinking of you! How are you sleeping? I'm sure that this is hard for you, but at the same time, it is nice to know that your Mom is safe and taken care of at all hours. I bet she would like to watch "dancing" with you as well! :)

((hugs))

~Betsy said...

You are right about home - mom's idea of home could be back when she was a younger woman, raising her family. This disease is heart wrenching.

(((((hugs)))))

Annie said...

That's a wonderful idea to go watch Dancing with your Mom. Hugs!

Lily said...

One of the most revelationary conversations I have ever had was with my doctor, the day he diagnosed my depression. After hearing about some of the stresses I'd been under and how my time was mostly split between work and mum, he asked me if I had any hobbies. I couldn't think of one. He told me what I lacked and really needed was some 'me time'. Please find some 'you time' j! Now you have a space to fill, rediscover what you used to enjoy, be it music, painting, walking - I'm sure there was something. It won't take you away from your mum but it will re-energise you so that you can be a better companion to your mum. It worked for me x

Lily said...

Aargh! Sorry, I meant Rilera! That's what comes of reading one blog after the other!

flintysooner said...

I've been remembering you every morning Robin.