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So Gifted

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The Rollercoaster to Letting Go

  No matter how long I spend on the caregiver road, I am often surprised at how I can still be surprised. Following a hospital stay for sepsis (and a short stay in rehab), I got my mother back to … Continue reading

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Happy New Fears

My husband is in a quandary about how to spend New Year’s Eve. He remarked this week about how his favorite celebration in the last few years was spent at home, toasting the arrival of the New Year with champagne … Continue reading

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Seeing Through The Anger

Visiting my mother is not easy. I have to do it. I need to monitor what goes on at her group home and make sure she’s getting everything she needs. Vigilance is required, because things change: Mom’s condition, the staff, … Continue reading

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Sweet Relief

I spent the entire week looking for, finding and signing up to get Mom situated in an Assisted Living apartment. When I walked into Emeritus at Wayne, the place was clearly different. The residents look alive and happy. The staff … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happy Hanukah. It’s been a while since my last installment. On the heels of Thanksgiving, I know we have much for which to be thankful. Some days, it’s so hard to genuinely FEEL that. Since our return from Florida, the … Continue reading

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