Sorry I haven't posted or visited in the last two weeks.....but I have been having a busy time and a meltdown.
Hubby and I were helping our g-daughter-in-law get their house ready for hosting our annual Kris Kringle get-together on the 13th Oct......and Mum wasn't feeling the best,and she had a swollen leg with a raised liver coloured patch on it. I wanted to take her to the Doctors but she flatly refused to go.
Instead of ringing the locum service for a home visit..........I went into panic mode and became so stressed I was useless. My sister G was coming to our party and she altered her plans and came down earlier so she could see Mum's leg. She had to have a quiet talk to me about de-stressing and not being so emphatic (a nice way of saying..rude) when I was speaking to Mum and Hubby. I, of course, fell apart more and by the time Trish arrived for the party, after being stranded in bad snow storms,I was a tearful mess.
Not having good hearing and not always understanding all that is said to me makes life a little (a LOT) confusing for me at times.......Mum and Hubby have bad hearing too.....so it can be a bit tense at times when we talk at cross purposes.
The short version is ..
I upped my medication and kept it together for the party
We took Mum to the doctor....she had an infected leg and a bladder infection, but is well on the mend now.
My sisters, Trish and G, and I are still best friends
I have handed the organizing of the annual get-together over to one of my daughters
I no longer need to go and baby sit the g-grandkids.....their mum is driving now and just needs a licensed person with her
I'm getting more sleep and I feel fine.
I'm grateful for a loving family
Thanks for reading this and I will now write post a happy post
Barb from Australia