Mom resides in Skilled Nursing because of mobility problems. It seems as if Mom WANTS to have surgery! She has had 21 major surgery during her 89 years of life. Now she comes up with worries about health issues which, so far, have proven to be non-existent. She almost demands that I take her to doctors, specialists, hospitals for testing and dentists about health issues she is SURE that she has.
Just one example, OUT OF MANY, is that she is sure that she has a mouthful of cavities and her teeth are going to fall out. She has had 4 exams within 6 months plus xrays and been told that she has no cavities but she still insists that she does - that the dentist, dental hygenist, oral surgeon and xrays are all wrong. One other, she is sure she has a lump in her breast and has breast cancer. Her primary care physician could feel no lumps but, even so, I took her for a mammogram and it proved no lump, no cancer and now she wants to go to a specialist, insisting that the doctor and mammogram are wrong.
It seems as if Mom is coming up with new concerns on a weekly basis and gets pretty angry with me when I tell her she has nothing to worry about as long as she is being monitored in Skilled Nursing. It is very hard for me to turn her requests for medical exams down because I feel like she must think I just don't care about the state of her health. I see no end in sight to these requests!
What do I do??? What do I say???