I think there are days that clearly define us. Today I managed to shine like the little crazy diamond I am.
Mom has been terribly ill. Since about November she has had one illness after another. I know this comes with age and while I am ready for it, she is not. She has not done proper maintenance and care throughout her life and is now learning a very valuable lesson. Those choices are catching up now and unfortunately for me (it doesn’t mean I don’t love her) because I am her only family local I am her caregiver. I have a huge family, but most including all of my brothers are not here.
So today in the matter of an hour and some change –
I just prevented my moms utilities from getting turned off, rearranged finances, paid my bills, ran her errands, did my team meeting, two client calls, picked up her drugs, dropped off her blood test, dosed her with ointment delivered a report and shipped off sugar skulls.
That was one of my statuses. Copied for your enjoyment. Why so many drugs whats wrong with her now? She has shingles. If you ever wondered what this old-time disease was or how exactly people get it, please see the link and do some research. If you are like me and starting to fall into the caregiver role for an elderly parent or family member it is really important to start understanding these things. In December her immune system was tanked due to the renal failure started in November. That was prevented healed and moved past, on to this. Its painful, it’s very ugly to look at. She really does look like Rocky Balboa post fight. It is all she talks about and for the past 4 days she has not had anything else to even focus on.
Oh yeah, old people also obsess on one particular subject. If it’s not their health, bowel movements, it’s the weather. Now my grandmother did not obsess. She had hobbies. Mom doesn’t have anything other than work to occupy her mind and that’s been limited as she has taken time off to focus on these health issues. I told her I would take her car away if she didn’t 🙂
Tonight I am drinking wine, and wearing my Peacock Superhero Cape. I deserve it.