Monday, December 05, 2016

A Day Begins and Ends

Wednesday morning
And in-between: I have a doctor's appointment to help me figure out why my left hip is painfully locking out of place and my left leg is numb and weak (there's an MRI in my future); we very carefully pack my mom's boxes for the move; the moving company comes to evaluate the shipment of my mom's stuff to southern California; a sofa is purchased to add to the load just to make the expense seem less ridiculous for such a light load. We come home and make dinner.
 Wednesday evening
The sun sets. We go to sleep.

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  1. I missed taking an amazing sunrise this moring, for once I did not hav emy camera or phone. Sorry to hear your problem andyou hav eto go for an MRI, just to cheer you up I used to work for the company who came up with the idea and built the first MRI's, OXFORD Scaneeres were ent all over the world before Semens bought them out.

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    1. Bill-- It's always so disappointing when we see something so beautiful and no way to photograph it. I'll think of you when I'm in that MRI machine!

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  2. Ouch, that sounds quite painful and I hope they fix you up up right away. Please let us know what the doc says.

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    1. Arkansas Patti-- I really am in pain. And to make things worse, I actually fell on my right hip this morning. I'm definitely boo-hooing.

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  3. I feel for you sending your Mom to her next home. Must be hard even though you know it is for the best. I hope they discover what is wrong. Sorry to hear you'll have an MRI.

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    1. Colette-- It is really is so hard to see her move so far away. It's a 700 mile drive for us, but she'll be only one mile from my sister. We told her if she feels like she's made a mistake to just pack it all back up and come home to us. I'm definitely in pain these days. Sigh.

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  4. Sometimes things don't seem busy until you start to list them. You've been quite busy. I hope you find an answer to the hip problem. I can identify with it though - I've had some odd joint issues here and there lately. I hope all goes well with your mother and the move and all.

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    1. Sharon-- We did all of that in one day! It may not seem like a lot but for three senior citizens we felt absolutely exhausted afterward. My left hip and leg are scaring me a bit. It's weird to have it go numb and weak like this. Hoping for the best.

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  5. Argh, the hip is such a peculiar joint. Hope it will recover to serve you well again!

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    1. Sabine-- The hip is definitely crazy. It hurts in a million different directions. The locking though is such a bummer. I keep walking, and hope that whatever is going on I can keep doing the things that bring me the most joy.

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  6. Thinking of you and hoping the move and the medical scenes go well. Much emotion going on in life as you send your mom off to the next stop. Amazed she got all this going on her own. We're in the parent helping phase and all are clinging to what they know, including their old farm houses and plenty of property. Change, or even the idea of it, is not embraced by 84, 86 and 90 year olds here. So we muddle along and do what we can, hoping its the right thing. Helping versus enabling is a tricky thing. Kim in PA

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    1. Kim S-- Ah, I love the "helping versus enabling" perspective. I'll have to keep that one in mind. My mom lived in an assisted living facility for four years before moving to Virginia in May to live with my older brother. That didn't work out, so she moved back to California to live with us in the far northern part of the state. It's been almost four months. We all love each other, but senior parent/child relationships are fraught with button-pushing histories. We're hoping for the best for her in the new place, but she knows in her heart that if doesn't work out, she always has our home and hearts to come back to. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. I'd always heard "older" people say that "getting old is not for the faint of heart." Oh boy, do I ever know what that really means now. Hopefully, your hip issue, will be diagnosed and rectified sooner, rather than later. Hang in there...

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    1. Pat-- There are very few people I've met in my life who have made growing old look like fun. It's hard on the body that's for sure.

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  8. Let me play doctor here....numb leg sounds like a pinched nerve. Ouch. I'm sorry this is happening to you, Robin. Steve is so very sad about your mom leaving, but I say you all gave it your best and you know when to give up something that obviously isn't working. You move on, as is healthy and right. Like a 'good' divorce. You can go back to your morning phone calls and enjoy one another from afar. She'll love being around the grands and great grands. I'm only sorry we didn't get up to see her while she's there.

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    1. Tara-- Yes, I'm pretty sure it's a pinched nerve. The degenerative disc disease has its ongoing downsides. We are sad to be watching my mom get ready to go. This has been very challenging for all of us. She sometimes regrets her decision to put this move into motion, but it is what it is. We're hoping that she does well in her new assisted living facility and already planning a trip down in March.

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  9. The days pass by no matter what we do. It seems like I just got up and now it's almost bedtime. At least I caught a good sunrise.

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    1. Mark-- Some days are easier to get through than others. I love a good sunrise morning!

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