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Nov 20, 2015 10:18 AM

Taking my granddaughter to see my father this weekend, before his Alzheimer's gets where he can't remember her. I'll catch up to you all in a few days. Sadly, my hubby's mom has forgotten her grandkids in just 2 weeks time. Our daughter visited her 2 weeks ago. But yesterday my sister in law went and my mother in law has forgotten she even has a grandchild. Sad!

Wishing everyone a blessed, low stress, low pain weekend as possible. The cold has my bones hurting already... but we're deal with it, right? πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 20, 2015 4:07 PM

Flappsy, that is a very difficult and awful affliction for anyone to to be diagnosed with. I am very happy to hear that you are taking your Grandaughter with you. She is such a sweet young lady and I know she loves to be able to go with you. I pray you all have wonderful trip, no traffic, much love, many laughs, good food and all the blessings that y'all so richly deserve and as many wonderful memories that are so plentiful that you will have the rest of your life to relive them. Prayers, {{{Hugs}}} and love from my heart to youraπŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Nov 20, 2015 4:19 PM

I feel for you both. My mother had it. She didn't remember me for the last 7 months of her life. Blessings to you and your hubby.

Nov 20, 2015 4:25 PM

,flappys my heart goes out to you and your family. Be safe on your trip and have fun. Remember pace yourself.

Nov 23, 2015 11:50 AM

Thank you AlwayZ, Cearea, & Newfibrogirl! We had a good trip. I'm very tired today, as no one's bed sleeps as well as our own, so I didn't sleep good and it flares my bursitis in both shoulders and hips. My dad slept most of the time, just dropping off to sleep mid-conversation. My stepmom is tired and has her hands full. My dad thinks he's totally fine & capable to do everything he use to, and rather than argue my stepmom gives in (my dad is strong minded). My granddaughter lived going and spending time with them, and they enjoyed it. But we left mid morning because we could tell they were tired. And they could tell I was exhausted; my granddaughter goes on like the "energizer bunny!" Lol. We are going back down for likely the last Thanksgiving my dad's will know everyone. I wish they would sell the farm and move in town, or closer to us, so we could help out. But again, my dad's stubborn streak won't agree. Thanks again! Hugs & prayers for you all! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 23, 2015 12:47 PM

Welcome back. You were missed!

Nov 23, 2015 1:00 PM

Flappys, so sorry to hear about your dad's health going downhill, you and your family are in my prayer's. πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ’•

Nov 23, 2015 1:11 PM

Flappsy, I am so sorry about your Dad declining. It is very hard to watch someone you love fading away from you. By God's Grace, I'm glad that he is as Strong minded as he is.. It probably keeps him going!! I see my Dad at 86 with a titanium rod in his leg, needing a walker, his other knee shot, shoulders, etc. I know he's hurting. It hurts my heart to see him like that. When I was little Daddy was always invincible. Sometimes I look at him and can see that same man sitting before me and others I see a man who is getting feeble and cranky (from pain and not being able to do what he used to), I am glad that you all enjoyed!! The first night I was away I slept pretty well, probably from sheer exhaustion.. LOL!!! I hope that you are blessed with more time of your Dad knowing everyone. You are always in my prayers, Flappsy. {{{Hugs}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Nov 27, 2015 8:11 PM

Thank you all. Thanksgiving was a great visit. But we all kind of felt sad & awkward at lunch when my dad made a speech, stating he likely won't be here next Thanksgiving. It was hard to accept weeks ago when I began to think it. But to hear him say it made me want to cry. He's had 5 episodes of different cancers and survived them all. Now either Alzheimer's or age is causing him to almost give up, give in. But regardless, he enjoyed this gathering and so did we all. And that's what really matters. My neice let her mom take her three grandchildren, his great grandchildren. He really enjoyed them, especially the 2 year old who'd never seen a cow, donkey or pecan orchard. My hubby and I got home tonight. And as bad as I hurt, the pain is worth every moment, every memory! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 27, 2015 8:26 PM

Hey Flappy, I am glad that you had a good time. Those are the memories that we have to cherish. It is so hard to see our parents age when they had always been so strong as we were growing up. However it sounds like your Dad has been very strong to come through those many cancers. Sounds like he is quite the fighter. But I guess when we get up there, we just get tired. I hope you see him for another Thanksgiving. It sounds like you are close to him. I hope you have a lot of fond memories. I say that because I don't. I envy the people who do. I am happy for them. I am just hoping I give my kids happy memories. Take care Flappy. Rest up so you can feel a little better.

Nov 28, 2015 9:13 PM

Thank you Profiler. Yes, we're close. I pray your children will feel the same as you. Hugs dear friend! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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