As mom goes downhill, I find myself using my time doing the dumbest and strangest things anymore.

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Last night, I got on the computer and purchased a prism for mom's chandelier that I busted by accident and then I went one step further and bought some new "candle" covers for each chandelier now it will be perfect......just like my life.....right? if I didn't have a thousand other things to do of far more importance. Anyone relate? cadams


Yes, of course - it's a distraction from the stress and avoidance behavior is a coping mechanism

I had a stretch where I'd go on Amazon looking for something for mom after I moved her to memory care - I did find several things which in fact have made the last year a bit more bearable for her but I also lost a lot of sleep not that I can sleep through the night anyway

I find myself just walking in circles. Start out to do something, and get completely distracted on the way.

Mom is home. She was in the hospice care center for 3 days while they got ahead of her pain issues. Now home. Predicting only days left.

I cannot find anywhere or anything to help me! I wonder too if I will be able to get my head around this. Doing inconsequential things is turning into my daily norm.
Katiekate....sooo sorry to hear what you are going through. I am keeping you in prayer for sure. Keep us updated. You are not alone
in this. cadams

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