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Friday, 4 September 2009

tough love

I'm so tired. I was late for work this morning and fell asleep during auricular acupuncture - they didn't like to wake me so I was there 45 minutes!
Mum's back on Ward 3 and hating it. The woman in the next bed was calling out 'help, help' - she thought she was falling and was gripping the side rail.

I lasted ten minutes with mean mum tonight. There's only so much "if you loved me you'd take me home...everyone else has loving families...if your dad could see me now he'd be appalled...I've no-one to turn to..." etc. etc.

The nurse said she'd been fine all day, although she needed a lot of encouragement to eat. The doctor will see her again on Monday.

I've taken Monday and Tuesday off work. I plan to sleep a lot.


Emily said...

Do sleep a lot. Get a massage, or a pedicure, or whatever will help ease you.

I take it the antidepressant isn't helping? Does she have stuff to do in the hospital? (I end up in the hospital with some regularity; I knit, thank God, plus I'm supplied with lots of books & movies on DVD, since I loathe television.)

Lily said...

I don't think mum does anything - I took her some magazines but they were nowhere to be seen today. She doesn't have any hobbies and she's too deaf to watch tv or listen to the radio and anyway it doesn't interest her. Sigh.

Emily said...

Puzzles? Like small ones? Little cubes or whatever? Crosswords? (My mother loved crosswords & Jumble.)

Books? My mother enjoyed mysteries. My own hearing is badly damaged, so I do movies with subtitles...perfectly OK. If your Mom is doing nothing at all, well, I'd go mad myself. But maybe she's OK with that?

Lily said...

She used to like crosswords but I don't think she has the patience/concentration for them now.