First of all, I just need to say that this site is really confusing and I wish it would be redesigned to make it more user-friendly. For example, I am not really "asking a question" now, just sharing an observation, but I can't easily find another way to post unless I "ask a question." I can't figure out how to respond to people's private messages/hugs/etc. It's very hard to navigate - and I work for a digital company.
Having said that, I am glad that I've been able to be absent for a while, as no acute crises or infections have taken place in the past 8 weeks (fingers crossed I am not jinxing that now!)
I must share a quote from my mother yesterday. I was visiting and her aide was talking to me about ordering incontinence supplies in front of my mother. All of these health care people - doctors, nurses, aides - think nothing of talking about her in the 3rd person while she's right there. ARGH. Pisses me off so much. My mom is not completely out of it by any stretch and she hates it too.
So my mother said, "I am incontinent by choice!"
Funny and sad. Mostly sad - the trying to save face and pretend she has some control over something.
Otherwise, I just adore this aide. She goes above and beyond - always cheerful and engaged with my mom, ready to do anything for her at the drop of a hat (such as rush to the store to get my mom more potato chips, as she can't seem to get enough of them lately). A true gem. I was hoping she'd be there on Thanksgiving so we could include her in our pathetic, so-called plans, but, alas, she will be spending it with her own family. So we'll have a sub - ugh. Oh well, it's only one day and my mom won't care much one way or the other. Still, it's hard.