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Old 11-17-2014, 01:51 PM #8 (permalink)
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Diagnosed: 12/2012
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Default Re: Wake up call and hard choices

All I can tell you is that I never wanted to put my mom in a nursing home either, and if she hadn't fallen and broken her hip, she would still be home with us taking care of her. I can honestly say that her being in the nursing home is better for her emotional state than being home pretty much by herself with us all coming/going in shifts. I realize that your mom is living with you and your husband and not alone, but I've come to realize that the patients in the nursing home are like family to one another, and they care for each other. I know that this was not what you intended for your mom, but I admire you for realizing that you cannot do it all. Your mother will be ok there, once she gets settled in, and you can focus on your husbands needs and the 2 of you as a couple. I'm not superwoman, and with all the care that my mom is now receiving, I no longer have to pretend that I am. I wish you the best.

Trina
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