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A Snapshot of My Year

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

This has been a very eventful year for me--both good and bad.

I don't write about this very often-but my 97 year old Mom has been hospitalized twice this year. She is supposed to go to an Assisted living facility but both she and I are having our doubts--keeping our fingers crossed! The facility is brand new and is supposed to open in February. She survived a brain operation with no side effects-(and managed to survive the Rehab-read nursing home) afterwards-then somehow got a gut bacteria or virus--this has set her back quite a bit-and me a whole lot! There is a powerful antibiotic out there which they gave her in the hospital which is notorious for affecting memory. She is a fighter and is slowly coming back. I had aides with her 24/7 for a while-after the brain operation)-SHE reduced it to ten hours each-day only (7 days a week). Even feeling really bad she refuses to go back to 24/7! And no, I have no say in the matter!! I have been driving her all over the place with her aides etc etc etc--I am sooo tired. If you know any caregivers of an elderly parent give them a big hug--they both need and deserve it.

As for me--I am trying to wait to have a cataract removed. I will have to wait until my Mom is in assisted living and seeing is becoming harder and harder-luckily it is only in one eye. Even so I managed to read 214 books this year (according to Goodreads!) And I have managed to get to my bookkeeping clients and completed work for them--lots more to go for the end of year--Talking about year end--I have still to finish bringing my Quicken up to date--I really have to get to that!

I have one BIG rant and it about the way hospitals around here operate. We are all forced to have a primary physician--but when we really need them the most--when in a hospital--they are not allowed to come treat or even see us. They have what is called a Hospital list of Doctors. I am not sure where this came from but I have a sneaky suspicion it is because a certain hospital around here is buying up most of the others. They are more worried about the bottom line then the patients! I really wish the Primary Doctors would band together and fight this--but they now have big patient loads--and a time limit they are allowed to see each one--

The really good news is my Mom is still alive and slowly regaining her memory--One of my closest friends is also much better--he has been hospitalized for diabetic complications several times this year and now seems to be stabilizing. I have managed to stay out of the hospital and have made my doctor fully aware that all the usual tests he wants me to have yearly will just have to wait!!

Baby, my somewhat neglected cat (who insists I give her a slice of human turkey or ham from the deli twice a day aside from her usual food and treats) and I want to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season whatever you celebrate!!

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Linda Manns Linneman said...

You have really been put through the test this year. I am a nurse and am so unhappy with the care people have been getting. Especially the elderly. The insurance we all have is never that good. I am praying for you and your mom. I understand the cataract issue. I have to have two removed and short on money. I need to have mine done soon. May your New Year be extra special. God Bless. Merry Christmas

Chariss K. Walker, Author said...

You are a champ in my book and deserve a medal for all that you have accomplished this year. You have been through so much - so many emotional and personal struggles - and like the ever-ready Bunny, you just keep ticking and going... and going. I don't know how you do it, but I highly commend your personal strength, fortitude, and perseverance. Now sending positive thoughts and energy your way as I know you need that most of all during these trying times. I wish your mom the best of everything as I do you, Miki. You deserve it!
Love and light, Chariss

Edna Williams said...

You are very resilient, and I commend you for that. I too have had a tumultuous year, actually three, and I often find it hard to stay as positive as you do. Thanks for sharing!

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