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February 2022

I don’t update this blog anymore because I hate WordPress and I don’t have any money to hire anyone to create a website I can use. Fuck WordPress. It sucks. Anyhow, we’re fine. I do think I want to update more because I see mom declining and I don’t have a better place to track …

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Where have we been?

I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve updated the blog. Where have we been? At home. Mostly. Probably the thing we’ve been doing most is going to the pool. Back in late April we joined a club/gym. There’s a weight and exercise machine room and two pools, one indoor and one outdoor. …

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Wasn’t Me!

Me: “Can you help me understand what this bag is and what it’s doing on the counter?” Mom: “I don’t know. I didn’t put it there.” Me: “Okay… There goes the dog again getting stuff out and leaving it out on the counter.” Mom: “I don’t know. It’s not mine. Ask somebody else. We’ve had …

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Confusing confusion

Is it fair to say that mom is getting worse? I’m not sure that’s true, but on the other hand, she’s so confused about things. The newest, weirdest one is her insulin. She went in for a check up a few days ago. The doctor increased her insulin from 15 units a night to 20. …

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A very quick update

I wish I had a way to record mom in the car. We were in the car for about 15 or 20 minutes today, on our way to the doctor, and she asked the same four or five questions dozens of times. Over and over again. I felt like she was administering a quiz, only …

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A non-update update

I feel like I need to update things on mom but really there’s not much to say. She’s off Diet Coke. She’s eating more watermelon than ice cream. She’s getting some exercise most days. She’s out of her mind. You wouldn’t know her diet is good and that she’s getting some exercise the way she …

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I am not who she thinks I am

Sometimes mom acts like I’m a stranger. Like today. We drove past a favorite restaurant and she asked, “Have you ever eaten there with us?” I played along, because that’s what we’re told to do. I asked, “What do you like to eat there?” She told me all about the food. She could remember that. …

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Quick update

I’m working on a longer post about our recent travels. Before that’s done, though, I wanted to post a quick update on what’s been happening with mom’s brain. For starters, and maybe most profoundly, I am now responding to my sister’s name. I never thought that would happen. She’s only actually called me by my …

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Still Decompressing

I was up early this morning and out the door about an hour later. I went to get mom yogurt and bananas, her usual breakfast. We were out. When I got home I barely spoke to mom. She noticed and asked if I was mad at her. The truth was, I wasn’t. I’m not. I’m …

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