Very busy Wednesdayn

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Very busy Wednesdayn
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Wed, 05-29-2013 - 9:24am
I had a great time seeing all of my dog friends last night. I definitely need to make my dog a therapy Dog, but I just need to find time. So, from my last post, my mom's doctor left me a voice message stating that I should go talk to a lawyer. That really wasn't what I wanted to hear. I keep thinking that an incident will cause her to take more drastic action And move into an assisted living facility on her own. I really don't want to have to force her because she gets mean. C'est la vie. I have work today work tonight it's going to be a really busy long day. I probably won't get home until 11 tonight. Needless to say, there's no time for a workout today. With more layoffs throughout the industry, I just feel lucky to have a job. Life is good. What are you all up to?
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 11:07am

Oh I feel for you with all that you are going through with your mother. Unfortunately it may involve court. Can you get your mother to give you POA maybe by telling her she needs backup in case she gets sick, etc.? 

The job thing has to be driving you crazy! I know more people out looking for work than ever before so I am very happy I have my jobs. It seems weird because they keep saying the economy is growing, etc. but I am not seeing it at all. Mostly people are getting part time jobs so they need two to make ends meet. 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 11:14am

FSN, that's tough about your mom.  I think Karla's suggestion of a POA is a good one.  Unfortunately, often times it does take "incidents" (or accidents) for people to realize that living on their own is no longer safe.  As a younger person, I never understood why people would resist assisted living so much.  As I approach middle age, I see how tough it really is to give up your autonomy.  

We got a whole bunch of stuff done yesterday for the party so that is a relief.  Cake is ordered and I'm finalizing things with the caterers.  We bought lots of booze (we are having a bartender at the party as well).  Things are starting to come together.  

I did moderate cardio this morning and I've got one client.  Massage this afternoon which really couldn't come soon enough.  My neck is a mess.  

I'm getting my tattoo tommorrow - so excited!  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 9:21pm
I couldn't log on yesterday...someone posted a link with a work around that I found on the home page...and here I am. FSN. - do you really believe your mother will decide to move? My experience is that people become more of what they are when they age, not that they change. If your mom has always been stubborn, I wonder if he will come around. The lawyer thing must be hard for you, but it is worth talking to one to find out your options and the process. Karla - sorry about your finger...that cleaning will get you every time...Gymrat - I want o hear more about the cake! What did you choose? I had a great weekend, and I've had a great week so far. Lifting, running, swimming...all good.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-30-2013 - 8:04am
Thanks, everyone, for your comments and advice. I just worried that if I make the decision for my mother, that she will lose part of her dignity. I already know that a couple incidents have made her put her name on a waitlist at least for an independent living location. Therefore, I wonder if she will come to the conclusion on her own, based on some of the incidence of been happening. It's only a matter of time before it gets so significant that she either makes a decision for herself or I have no choice.