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I gave grandma lunch. A bowl of cottage cheese, a single serving container of mandarin oranges and a coffee. Just when I sat down in the other room she called me. I got up and went to her. She wanted me to dump the oranges into her bowl of cottage cheese.....................

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Tiredreader and all other posters, this is one of the most enjoyable threads that I've read in a long time. It really is important to vent one in awhile (actually as much as needed) and then to see the humor in it is just awesome. I'm on this site very often and have found so much help, information and help and compassion here, but today this thread really hit the spot. Than you all and blessings to all, Lindaz.
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JessieBelle, I also have to hear about every little ache and pain of my mother's, along with the "wait until you are old" refrain. And of course she showtimes on the phone calls with my brothers, and doesn't discuss her ailments with them.
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One day many years ago mom and I were sitting together on her sun porch chatting when suddenly the words coming from her mouth turned into gibberish. She just kept right on talking as though nothing at all was wrong, I was totally freaked out!! I jumped up, grabbed her hands and looked in her eyes and "mom, are you OK?". She paused and then replied, in normal english, that she was fine. After she said that she knew that she felt "queer", but was totally unaware that anything was wrong with her speech. She never had an episode like that again, but she has clearly had many TIAs before and since.
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Mom has had TIA's in the past but she was showing no other signs of one last night other than her speech. And her speech was not slurred like it usually is with a TIA it was more of a stutter and a lack of ability to find the word she wanted to use. She has been having a lot of trouble with communications and her abilities fluctuate a lot. She has been this way since her last massive UTI - which we are still fighting (or maybe just fighting the next one).
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Mom2mom, that sounds like a TIA. I know I've brought this up before and probably sound like a broken record, but has she be evaluated for that?
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Mom suffered from a bout of aphasia last night (can you just have a bout of aphasia?) She could not form words or carry on a conversation at dinner but I finally deciphered that she wanted Greek Bread.

Now, we live about an hour from Greek Town to begin with and most of the stores that I know of there have very limited hours. And I work full time.

But here we sat. Her, suddenly finding the ability of speech... but in fluent Greek, insisting that I serve her Horiatiko bread... and right now.
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My mother says that to me a lot about being old. I'm sure she's right, but I don't want to be old just now. It will be my time to be old if and when I get there. Usually when she says it, it is because she wants me to do something that she should be doing herself. I also don't like being told that I owe it to her to take care of her. That is a terrible thing to say to a daughter, particularly if the same isn't said to the sons.
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If I hear "someday you will be old and understand" one more time.... Who says I will be old one day? Who says if I make it to old age I will have the same needs and same demands? Who says I won't have learned from this ride and planned my final days so as NOT to need my children to take care of me?
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Stating all day long "I hate water'" and barely drinking or going to the bathroom and then calling me for help 5-6 times a night so she can go pee and needs a drink of water... UGH!! I miss SLEEP (Completely dependent can't get around on her own so "on-call" 24/7 I even sleep with a baby monitor.
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Kimber, I'm glad that you and your husband are on the same page, at least! With people like this, it would be lovely to cultivate a Phoebe-from-Friends attitude to their invitation and say: "I wish I could! - but I don't want to."
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