Category Archives: Giving Care

Bite My Butt!

On this Sunday last, three days after Thanksgiving day, I awoke anticipating a lazy and restful day. My lady Miriam and I were sitting on the deck enjoying our morning coffee, looking out at the lake on a pristine fall … Continue reading

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Sun Feels Really Good To Me

So much whizzing by and I sometimes feel blown awry like buffalo grass alongside a country road. Dad hasn’t worn a hearing aid in two weeks and seems to hear me just as well. A big ruccous ensued when he, … Continue reading

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Driving Me Crazy

At what point is driving no longer safe or wise for my mother? How does one come to the conclusion that the risk outweighs the convenience? When I am foolish enough to concern myself with the “what ifs” of future … Continue reading

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One With Life

Mom has been battling the system for months now, trying to sort through the tangled ball of twine that is Medicare, Tricare, Lincare and a bevy of correspondence centered around the oxygen concentrators that Dad’s breathing requires.  She has lost  … Continue reading

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IPad Time

The gal who helps out the old folks at the ARC with their computer issues, Andrea, recently told Mom that her old PC was decrepit and she should consider buying a new IPAD. Mom called me seeking confirmation which I … Continue reading

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We’ve Come A Long Way

We’ve come a long way baby. I’ve been reading back over the early posts when I first returned to tierra firma, scared and bewildered, when Dad fell and planted his face in that rock down the hill breaking his neck … Continue reading

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Dad Days at the Lake

Dad has developed a new mannerism, a twitch if you will but really not. I noticed it first a couple of months ago, it has continued, I’ve not said anything to either of them about it. He taps his lower jaw … Continue reading

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