I cannot believe how much stuff I have learned.
I was thrown into a at the time scarey situation. My Dads dr. said he was sick with a blood disease called MDS which is basically no maturing blood cells that leads to blood cancer. My mom in the mean time, is helpless with cooking, cleaning, money u name it. and imoble, only with a walker. my husband and I rented a house two doors down from them, thus life changed and I mean pronto, my dad passed only two months after we moved there, I was thrown into all the responsiblity..I became sick my self with fibromyalgia..super sick, but, I had to go on....It has been three years now, I cannot even tell you how much I have learned! And, to pass on my experience is what I am happy to do. My mom lived in her another year after my Daddy died and basically stopped walking, a year later I got her into assisted living and as of Saturday she is now moved into a Skilled Nursing Facility due to her money running out and he being on Medicaid. So, from taking care of two parents, to money, to Medial help, to Medications, I have learned so much, and feel so lucky that from this tragic story of my parents lives, at least I can take out of this the wealth of information I have learned. And trust me- I am no smarty, I should not of even graduated from high school, I was too much of a social butterfly, but the school of hard knocks, that I graduated from, I am still learning as I type this. I have benfited from this website so much too. All the advice, forums etc. I even learned a few months back that my moms funeral when she passes away, she has not passed, but I have learned that funerals do not have to be expensive and that many do not realize some things with that. I thank you all very much