We now have a caregiver 8 hrs/day, 5 days/week. I thought this day would not get here so soon, but then again what is soon. My life truly feels like the Wizard of Oz at times and at times, my “new” normal feels normal! I guess my training in a 12 step program to, “just do the next indicated step”, is working. I try not to dwell in the “what ifs” or “what will it be like”. There’s no time for that AND it doesn’t matter anyway. It is what it is……
I purchased a wheelchair this week. I believe I resisted getting a wheelchair because I thought her level of mobility would succumb to the “easier, softer” way if it was easily available. But what really was happening was that we weren’t going anywhere out of the house. It is what it is. She can’t walk very far or very fast, (I’m positive it’s mostly the disease process, in any case, it doesn’t matter), so with the w/c we can go places. A little stimulation; enjoy the simple pleasures in life. We went to County fair yesterday, it was great! We saw 1 week old piglets! if that doesn’t bring a smile to your face, you might as well hang it up!
Back to the caregiver: we got really lucky on the first try, she’s perfect for Laura! Laura talks, she listens; they go for very slow walks and she’s helpful around the house. She drives Laura to her massage appointments and the bank and anywhere else she wants. Laura believes, cause I told her, that if the caregiver is with her, (“the client”) then the caregiver has to drive, “it’s the rule”. I’m not saying I’m a good liar, but previous life experiences makes me quicker than most when it comes to these therapeutic fibs. Speaking of fibs, we’ll probably go to the Nixon Presidential library next.
3 thoughts on ““It is what it is………””
Transitions are something you are much too familiar with. I am proud of you for facing reality and taking action
before something bad happens.
On a happier note, I am already getting excited about my trip to CA. It will be so wonderful to see you all.
I am even going to the BB Group Monday,’ 11:6
Much love, Miss Coleman
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This breaks my heart; it was all so quick! It sounds like you have the best possible attitude. God bless both of you on this journey.
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Thx for the kind words. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing or not