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Re: My therapist thinks my situation is hopeless Dinah

Posted by Midnightblue on July 10, 2008, at 14:52:12

In reply to Re: My therapist thinks my situation is hopeless Midnightblue, posted by Dinah on July 10, 2008, at 11:31:36

Dinah,

For years my Mom would say almost every day your grandpa will die soon. She started this when he was in his 50s, and he was 80 when he died. My whole life she said he is dying, he is dying. He really wasn't sick at all! She was just afraid he would die.

My grandmother was a tough old bird that hung on to her mid-90s and that included 10 years in a nursing home after she broke both bones in her lower leg.

Now my Mom is nearing 80 and I think she has the toughness of HER Mom though my sister thinks/hopes? she will just suddenly drop dead any time now. I keep hearing that Mom is going to drop dead and what are we going to do with Dad?

Well Dad has said he would rather live under a bridge then live in a nursing home. He already has serious memory problems and can't be left alone. His sister is 8 years older and knows no one. His grandfather died at 99 totally out of his head. Looks like we are in it for the long haul.

If you have the energy and desire, salvage the 10% of what your Mom has in storage that is good. Any famly pictures? etc... or true treasures? and tell her the rest must be sold (or junked). Get someone to fix up at least part of the house. Maybe call that church again and offer a donation to their youth program in exchange for help and even yard care.

MB

p.s. That is the best of all I have and it isn't much!

 

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