Tag Archives: aging

Day 3 (continued) and Day 4 with Dad


[Please note the actual events happened on the days and dates in parenthesis.  I really had great intentions of communicating this to you, dear readers, but like many thoughts lately, it’s there and then, poof, it’s gone!  I’m sorry for … Continue reading

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Ready to Write


A lot has happened since I last wrote. Dad had been in and out of the hospital well over one month after he celebrated his 90th birthday.  My brother (Reluctant Heart) called with updates; I took frantic notes just as … Continue reading

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In the Waiting


Dad is still in the hospital and we are waiting, just waiting.  Over the weekend I re-read Dad’s Living Will/Advanced Health Care Directives.  I cried.  Last time I read it, I got choked up and put it away.  There is … Continue reading

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It’s Fried-day!


It has been a long week with Dad going from rehab back to the hospital to rehab and back to the hospital again.  As of this moment, he has been in ER all morning, having just gone back to rehab … Continue reading

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Dad and Assisted Living


Having just called our referral agent on Monday with more details of Dad’s finances, she hit the ground running and by that afternoon she had two assisted living communities for my Step-Mom and brother to look at on Tuesday. They … Continue reading

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Bank of “America”


Well, I’m not a poet, but this is what I just wrote..my brain is tired and I can’t think of more words or phrases.  Any creative wordsmiths out there want to give a shot?! I wish I could say how … Continue reading

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When the Dysfunction Hits the Fan


Wow, this past seven days has been a whirlwind of research, phone calls, questions, more research, more questions and phone calls. At times it really does make my head spin. I had done research on places for my Dad and … Continue reading

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Update on Dad


I initially started writing this one week ago today, so much is happening I need to get it posted now before more time passes. A lot of things have been happening and although I think of the blog often I … Continue reading

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Grief


[I wrote this post on April 18 but could not find it on my computer.  LOL, no wonder!  I dated it April 18, 2010 instead of 2012.] Grief.  It seeps into every area of life, when I am not consciously … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Father’s Day and Dysfunctional Families (posted June 21, 2009)


I wonder if there were classifications for dysfunctional families just where we would fit in, mild, moderate, severe? I visited my Dad in the rehab facility he’s at since his fall. He’s not the type of person who likes to … Continue reading

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