WEDNESDAY fun day?

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
WEDNESDAY fun day?
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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 8:21am

I am off to the hospital to go see my girlfriend with her new baby.  I can't find my camera...it's hiding somewhere.  Aaaahhhh, a newborn sleeping (?) baby?  Then, off to work.  I have an appointment with the dentist - a crown came off this weekend, and I am hoping no root canal is needed because I'm pretty uncomfortable...which means no linedancing tonight.  I don't want to chance it since I know I will be uncomfortable.  I hate having my mouth open - my jaws will ache for days.  Of late, my jaw locks open every time I go to the dentist...even for just a cleaning.  TMJ.

I finished the sewing part of my homework for my quilt.  I think I will finish the ironing of the pieces tonight, and then I can start putting the design together.  I am LOVING this sewing machine, and can hardly wait for my next project!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 7:24am

Why put off the crowns? Sometimes quality of life is worth sucking up the cost.

Does your mom have a living will?  I think that's more important than the power of attorney?  






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 10:19pm
Just wanted to send hugs...will post for real tomorrow.
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 7:23pm

Good news:  no root canal today.  Bad news:  three fillings (redo old, cracked fillings) and four crowns.  My insurance doesn't cover even half, so I will probably push off the crowns until next year if at all possible.

Karla, I am so sorry, and yes, aging sucks.  I have power of attorney, but I fear my one brother (the one that we have disowned) will intervene.  When my dad was on his deathbed, he gave my mom a hard time, telling her that they should remove his lung so he could get better.  She was furious.  The bottom  line - those that want all care have their own narcissitic issues where they can only think about their own emotional needs, and not the needs of the individual.  That is why I have power of attorney.  I pray for you and your family.

Cramps can be from dehydration, potassium deficiency, or overuse...I think circulation also contributes as cramps in the legs and feet seem to be more common.  Isn't is lactic acid buildup or something?!

Seeing the newborn baby today was AWESOME.  How kewl is new life?!  All the positive hopes and dreams for that individual.  Trouble is, at some point, they get free will which is not always for positive outcomes.  :O

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 4:52pm
Karla, it is very hard when siblings aren't on the same page about end of life decisions. My mom was ready to go, but my brother was not ready to let her and she had more treatment than I wanted her to have (or that she wanted). Her mind was clear though and in the end she was very firm that we let her go. My brother was with her when she went to hospice, but I was her health care proxy so they called me and I had to say that we wanted her to be given care to make her comfortable and keep her calm, but that was it. It was very hard even though I knew it was the right thing. I did not see her again after that...all you can do is the best you can do....I am in Poland until the end of the month...tonight we went bowling...I guess that is my exercise for the day...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 2:08pm

I hate to constantly be the Debbie Downer in here but I can't deal with this situation. It is worse than awful to watch someone die. I just had to go over and go through some paper work (again) and this is just horrible. In the mornings he knows me and knows where he is but by evening he doesn't have a clue what is going on. He can't get up by himself anymore at all and they've put him in diapers. I am sorry for the details if this is really bothering anyone. I'm a talker and this is my way of dealing with horrible things. My husband went over today and tried to undo what his brother did yesterday so I'm sure this isn't the first family situation like this they have dealt with. 

I am going to cross-fit tonight so that'll help me destress. Funny how hard exercise makes us in this group feel better. 

SJ, how much longer are you going to be in Poland?

Gym, are they any closer to solving your health issues?

Jean, Yesterday you mentioned cramps when pointing your toes. I have been experiencing that too for the last few months. The doctor's advice to me about it: Stop pointing your toes so hard. Ugg. Do you have any idea what would cause that? I keep thinking I am not drinking enough water.  

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 12:15pm

Sorry to hear about your FIL. You're right--it's so important to get it all written down and have everyone understand it. There is no easy way around it when people fight about extended care. Hope you find a way to make it work.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 12:14pm

I have the same problem. I wish they could knock you out for dental work. The last time I had a filling replaced, my jaw was sore for days. I've tried it w/ the bridge and w/out and both are excruciating.  

Today is my rest day. I've skied for four days straight and need a break. I'm hoping to get my aerial silks installed soon.  My husband is supposed to take care of it for my birthday.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 8:39am

I dread dental visits with a capital D! My mouth is always sore for days afterwards. And that is so cool about your quilt. I tried and tried to learn to sew but just could never really get into it. It always felt like a chore to me instead of something fun. 

I spent hours at the nursing home yesterday checking stuff and going through paperwork. My brother and law and I got in an argument in the administration office over life support. His father has made it very clear he never wanted to be on life support but bil has suddenly panicked and told them to do everything they can to keep him alive. I was furious. This is why these kind of things need to be in writing well before someone gets to this point. The man is 84, his brain is bleeding, he had a stroke this week, his heart is now having issues and he is very confused. What is the point of life support now? My husband was at work and his sister had not arrived yet when their brother made this decision and now everyone is at odds over it. It is looking like a battle is going to occur over it this afternoon if bil has not come to his senses.  

I have so much to do this afternoon when I get done with work that I don't know if I'll even have a chance to sleep tonight. Not that I can sleep with this kind of stress anyways. ugg.

Hope everyone else is having a much nicer week. 

Karla
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