Category Archives: Mom

Six Months

I just realized that it has been over six months since my mother died. Six months!  Where does the time go? I still find it hard to believe that I have no more nursing home visits for a long time, … Continue reading

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The Right Direction

Yesterday, in the Boston.com. was a story on the use of anti-psychotic drugs in nursing homes. The US Medicare and Medicaid programs aims to reduce the use of anti-psychotic drugs in nursing homes by 15%. Many many nursing home patients … Continue reading

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2012 I’m Blogging About Mental Health Day

It’s I’m blogging about mental health blog party day! it is the day I am most proud to write about my struggles and hopefully reduce the stigma associated with it. Did you grow up with a parent with untreated mental … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there. I survived my first Mother’s Day without my Mom. The last week was very hard. Every other email I got proclaimed “What to get your mother!”. I just really just wanted … Continue reading

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Guilty

Another Friday, another meeting at the nursing home about Mom and her care. I went in feeling very overwhelmed. There were the nurses, social workers, my Dad and my brother and more tough conversations. I found out that her feeding … Continue reading

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A Big Day for News

I heard and read something today that gave me a huge sigh of relief. Like that secret I don’t talk about so much was out in the open.  I have mentioned it a little bit here. Here and Now on … Continue reading

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A Turning Point

I wish the problem of Blogger being down was the cause of me being down today but no, I didn’t mind too much. My Wednesday post is back so all is good in that realm. No, today was sucky because … Continue reading

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A Woman Who Helped Me

With Mother’s Day next weekend. I am going to focus on the good parts of my mother. With her sickness, I tend to only think of the bad times with her illness and problems but there were good times too. … Continue reading

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It Does Happen To Me

The last two days have been crazy! I am just getting a few minutes to actually blog. Tonight I saw Harry Potter & The Deathly Hollows Part 1 and I loved it. I may have to see it again in IMAX, … Continue reading

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Leaf Peeping

I am going to be a leaf peeper this weekend. If you notice me about in Northern New England, excuse my happy behavior. This weekend involves sheep, wool, ice cream, leafs, cheese and whatever other trouble we can get in. … Continue reading

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