Sometimes blogging is about 'listening'.
Bea, of AOL Journals, Wanderer ("until a more suitable name presents itself")
Comment from bgilmore725 6/25/08 10:01 PM
"So does Patti remember from one PT session to the next? Or does she rediscover it for the first time each time she goes, kind of like the movie "50 First Dates?" …
Absolutely! However while enjoying a Gelati in our van I asked her …
Patrick: “So, Patti, did you have physical therapy today?”
Patti: “Yes … I mean no … I can’t remember. Who the f#ck cares? … I hate that sh#t! … Oooo! It’s Jackson”
Hearing Jackson Browne on the radio she refocused her attention to listening. Not 'allowed' to change stations, I looked around the van for something to beat myself unconscious. Finding nothing I resorted to miming beating myself unconscious. Patti looks at me like ‘moi’ has the cognitive impairment and informs me, “You need to be slapped!” <grin>
In another part of the blogosphere, an integral part of long term caregiving … the long walk afterwards.
Leigh of AOL Journals, I Was Thinking...
Comment from mleighin21st 6/19/08 7:50 AM
“... Never forget that the caregiver NEEDS your support, too! It took me years to heal....”
Frances of AOL Journals, Holliday's Holliday
shared in an email:
“… It was the hardest job I ever loved.”
Caregiving is NEVER without the decision making that you hope never to make …
Recently, Sue of AOL Journals, A day in my life.... admitted her Mom to a care facility. Her entries at this point are priceless as not only will so many one day face exactly where she is at, but they transcend ‘entries’, they are words of the heart.
Sue has long been in my pantheon of caregivers and literally is unforgettable ...
... this weeping willow in my back yard was only a 6’ nursery tree until Sue shared in her journal an irrigation trick from the Oklahoma prairie.
Not unlike this tree there is a lot of heart in the blogosphere to help anyone grow. I, for one, thank you all for sharing.
Caregivingly Yours, J Patrick Leer
website: www.CaregivinglyYours.comvideos: http://www.youtube.com/daddyleer
(also available in Blogger edition, Caregiver Blog: "Caregivingly Yours")