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« Reply #540 on: April 16, 2012, 12:29:58 PM »

Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)
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« Reply #541 on: April 16, 2012, 12:30:47 PM »

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      Hi Trimm!!!!!!!!!! Been worried about you. 
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« Reply #542 on: April 16, 2012, 12:32:16 PM »

Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)
Hey Caddy, never read Hunger Games, I have barely had time to get on SM these past weeks with skating and all. Going to catch up tonight.

I have missed you all.  an angelic monkey
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« Reply #543 on: April 16, 2012, 12:44:40 PM »

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How wonderful to hear from you! We missed you! 
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« Reply #544 on: April 16, 2012, 01:52:01 PM »

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We love you too!

Hopefully a droid lets you see avatars. Just posted some Springtime ones for you last night!



It's so good to see you, Trimm!

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« Reply #545 on: April 16, 2012, 02:04:26 PM »

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« Reply #546 on: April 16, 2012, 02:52:38 PM »

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My day is complete!  Love you too, Trimmy!

 

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« Reply #547 on: April 16, 2012, 02:57:26 PM »

Good morning monkeys!

Way to go JSM!  Congrats!   

Sister - Sorry to hear about Connie's latest disappointment.  Prayers continue.  an angelic monkey

Bearly - 


 
Always feel better when I can get it off my chest and find that other monkeys have the same issues.  There is something to be said about not going through it alone.  I don't know what people do who don't Monkey around!

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« Reply #548 on: April 16, 2012, 03:00:18 PM »

Hey  Trimm      Thought my favorite cougar might have hooked up with another young cub, 

Another?  Cub?  Better go check on my pack and see if one is missing!

 

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« Reply #549 on: April 16, 2012, 03:02:29 PM »

Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)

Thinking about an Ipad, how do you like it?

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« Reply #550 on: April 16, 2012, 03:09:16 PM »

Speaking of The Hunger Games...

I listened to the audio book this weekend.  Maybe I was tired of listening (I had only one more day left on my library check-out) so I was determined to finish it yesterday.  I liked the first part, since you had to use your imagination so much.  But the last part got old real fast.  Maybe the movie is better or I am tooo old for it?

Anyone read it?  It is so popular now...

Side note, I learned how to check out books on my IPad from the library.  It is pretty cool!  (Have I said that before to yall?)
Hey Caddy, never read Hunger Games, I have barely had time to get on SM these past weeks with skating and all. Going to catch up tonight.

I have missed you all.  an angelic monkey

Thank you JSM, and CC for all your support, along with the other monkeys.  Just trying to find my feet in all this and plant them firmly on the ground.  It will happen, just looking for others who have been there and know what to expect.  It's hard to tell what is disease process and what is just normal ornery behavior.  My Dad is much easier, I know his normal behavior much better.  His short term memory has been affected, people make things worse when they assume because of a certain diagnosis this or that can or can't be done.  He is much more capable than people give him credit for, I just don't want to do that to my Mom.  I just want to be fair and loving, and do what's best for all.  Thanks for your help.

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« Reply #551 on: April 16, 2012, 05:59:58 PM »

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You get an "A" on your test!!!!!!!!!

    
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« Reply #552 on: April 16, 2012, 06:41:33 PM »

Bearly - I did not quote you for length but I wanted to let you know how bad I feel for you. I have family like that but I have cut most of them out of the circle of close friends and family. The sad part is that when it is a medical problem it is so much harder to set limits. I do not think that diseases change people - just bring out the problems they had before. I know my mil was always difficult and judgmental, but now without a filter to temper what she says it is terrible. But I have to remember that is not a personal thing. Either way, I keep you in my prayers and remember that sometimes you have to walk away.   an angelic monkey

Knowing that you and others have gone through much the same thing eases my mind so very much.  I am not looking for any quick fixes, anyone to step in and do this for me, not looking for pity, I just want to know there are people who care, people who have walked this way already and survived.  I love my Mom because she is my Mom.  I want to do what is best for her.  Sometimes it feels like being in an abusive relationship and making excuses to stay.  I also know that it is easier to help someone when you are not emotionally involved.  That is one reason I turn to the Monkeys for answers. 

I know there are Monkeys who are going through the same issues and don't ask for help and this conversation between all the monkeys about aging parents is helping at least one other person.  That is why I put myself out there.  It is not easy to run naked through the cage for all to see.

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I also know if these conversations bother you or if you don't want to be involved in any way, you can scroll on by.  Wonderful thing, that scroll feature.  I wish all of you who are going through any issues with your family, physical, mental, emotional, drug related, memory related, or anything at all, peace of mind.  Whatever issue you have, put it out there, there is at least one monkey who will have gone through the same thing.  If you just can't, I hope you are reading about others and their issues, so that can help you.

One of the things that has helped is that my doctor has prescribed Xanax to be taken before visits with my Mom.  I take half first, to see if that helps.  It's important that I come from a place of calm myself so things don't escalate.  Having a clear mind helps reason things out.  It really helps see things clearly--for me.  I am not advocating this in any way for others.  I am only telling those of you out there that there is a solution, it may be more exercise, or eating healthier, or whatever is right for you, just keep searching.

The only reason I took it when it was prescribed was because I remember No Rose (miss you) and others talking about it.  That kind of drug would be considered being a failure in my Mom's eyes (she started out her nursing career as a psych nurse and thinks everything can be fixed with a pill--go figure, and that anxiety and depression are not real).  She is on several psychotropic drugs, but the doctors tell her it is also used for other things or else she would not take them.  My point is, without No Rose being open, I may not have taken it.  Thanks No Rose for being so open and honest about it.

Thank you all for sharing your stories, it helps me and I have no doubt, other monkeys.  What's your story and what did you do to help resolve it?  If you didn't totally resolve it, what did you do to make life a little better for yourself or for others?  Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all for sharing your stories or listening.

 an angelic monkey

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« Reply #553 on: April 16, 2012, 06:42:47 PM »

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« Reply #554 on: April 16, 2012, 06:58:53 PM »

Bearly, yes the scroll feature is here, but I never use it in this thread.  Just want you to know I feel your pain and hurt and I too am here for you and all the other monkeys.  Sometimes it feels so lonely, but when I come here or in my prayer closet, I know I am never alone.  I too am so appreciative of all the support and prayers for my family.  By the way, I sometimes take those little pills as well.  They help me very much and I am not ashamed to say I take them.  Good for those who don't need them, but I am not one of them.
On another note, thank you everyone for keeping Connie's candles lit.  It means so much to me and when I tell Mom about it (she has no computer), she is amazed.  Love and Blessings.
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« Reply #555 on: April 16, 2012, 07:15:15 PM »

Ribbon Competition this morning.

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This is so beautiful.  I never did learn to skate, grew up in the country with dirt roads, except for the main road and there was no rink around.  Love the adults that are learning, but it is not on my bucket list anymore.  Walking is good.
 
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« Reply #556 on: April 17, 2012, 01:23:39 AM »

Bearly, yes the scroll feature is here, but I never use it in this thread.  Just want you to know I feel your pain and hurt and I too am here for you and all the other monkeys.  Sometimes it feels so lonely, but when I come here or in my prayer closet, I know I am never alone.  I too am so appreciative of all the support and prayers for my family.  By the way, I sometimes take those little pills as well.  They help me very much and I am not ashamed to say I take them.  Good for those who don't need them, but I am not one of them.
On another note, thank you everyone for keeping Connie's candles lit.  It means so much to me and when I tell Mom about it (she has no computer), she is amazed.  Love and Blessings.

Thank you for your honesty.  Thanks for reading and thank you for your prayers.  Is your prayer closet a real closet or is it a room?

You and your family are always in my prayers.

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« Reply #557 on: April 17, 2012, 05:08:43 AM »

Bearly  I am sure there are many a monkey that have gone though taking care of their elderly parents or have just starting to do so. We all have our own way with dealing with the hurtles that life gives us. Some seem to walk on thru them while others stumble along doing their best to deal with them.

You are right there is a scroll function. Every one has a free choice to use it. I am a firm believer that we all can learn from one another. And to know you are not alone with what you are going thru. It seems more and more are being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimerís.  And like any other diseases every body acts differently.

I donít think the professionals tell us what to really expect when our love ones have them. They give a general list but I have found thatís all. They donít tell you that in the end they are unable to sallow food with out choking. And you might have to make the decision to have them put on a feeding tube. Or that as the there are different types of the disease. Which all have a different ways that our loved ones will act as it progresses. Thatís way I keep saying it isn't the same person that took care of you. It really isn't. They are still our parent but then again they aren't. You will always love them because they are your parents or loved one.

I have experienced family and friends that have gone both ways. Just as sweet and nice until they pass and the ones that break our hearts with what feels like  abuse to the ones closes to them. From verbal to physical.  You are right itís so easy to say you should do this or that. When it isn't our loved one. Giving advice is easy, having to do whatís best for everyone is hard.

You are right you need to stay clam to deal with them. But I also know how hard that is to do when you feel like a knife is being driven into your heart. I guess what I am trying to say is that all you can do is try the best to your ability.  But there will come a time when you will have to take a step back and let some of those responsibilities be taken over by the staff where your mom is at. That is a very hard step to take. That does not make you a bad daughter. As far as taking xanax  I am like sister there are times when it has made a difference in me being able to stay up right rather than crawl in bed and say no more.  There is nothing wrong needing to use them to help coop with life some times.

There are times when I read about when someone is having a stressful time. That I want to reach thru the screen and hug them and tell them this to shall pass.  It breaks my heart it really does.  I think itís wonderful that we all have a place to come and vent or just talk about whatís going on. Knowing we will have support and understanding.  an angelic monkey
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« Reply #558 on: April 17, 2012, 06:31:42 AM »

Good morning Monkeys!

Trim - good to see you!   

Bearly - Glad you find some comfort here.   an angelic monkey




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« Reply #559 on: April 17, 2012, 07:23:36 AM »

Good morning.
 
Taking Connie to the eye doctor and the dentist and hope to stop by and say hi to Mom as well.
Blessings.
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