US healthcare at its finest?...I hope not!

It's hella early on Sunday morning...I woke up at 3:00 AM and I'm still awake...seems to be my pattern lately. Wake up at 3:00 AM, hop online, become freakishly tired by 5:00 AM...go back to sleep and...you guessed it...not be able to wake up when the alarm goes off. I guess I just have too much on my mind these days. But, who doesn't? ...more

There is No Such Thing As Freedom When Caring For Mom . . .

There is No Such Thing As Freedom When Caring For Mom . ....more

After a particularly long day, I once I hid in a closet when I heard my mothers footsteps coming ...more

Out of the House With Mom . . .

Out of the House With Mom . ....more

I too was a caregiver for my mother. It is very difficult, and I know my situation was much ...more

The Question is . . .

The Question Is . ....more

Following My Therapist's Suggestion . . .

Monday, January 3, 2011 Following My Therapist's Suggestion . ....more

Every Moment is a New Moment For Mom . . .

Sunday, January 2, 2011 Every Moment is a New Moment For Mom . ....more

Sunday was a bad day...

I cried while I was at Target today.  You know, I'm really focused on making sure the things I share in this diary are not all sad....more

New Year Wishes . . .

New Year Wishes .   .   .                           &nbs...more

Spontaneous . . .

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Spontaneous . ....more

Oh My Goodness . . .

Oh My Goodness This I woke up, got up and put coffee and enjoyed the quiet of the house before Mom woke up. She got up while I was in the shower and proceeded to go about morning business without an actual thought as to what it was she was actually doing. This is the maddening and frustrating part of Alzheimer's I so hate. Yes, I hate Alzheimer's Disease.What is it Mom did while I was in the shower, leaving her virtually alone in the house?1. Put a waterless cast iron frying pan on the stove, with tea bags in it, and turned the stove on....more