I'm having a really bad pain day today (I have fibromyalgia), and Mom is being particularly needy today as well - nothing huge - just wanting me to go over papers, help with appointments, make FAX's, show her how to use her new phone... All I want to do is curl in a ball. She's made a dozen phone calls, the people call her back and she will never answer phone. I answer the phone, then have to go in search to find her, because she will not keep her hearing aids turned up enough to hear me when I call her. I'm struggling to remain patient because I'm hurting. She's 83 and very sweet, but losing a little bit of her sharpness. Just needing to vent a bit.