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    Thea (Peace's mom)

    Well, it's happened. Thea Greenhalgh, the best mother ever, beloved sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, passed away peacefully this morning at 8:12. After fighting hard for the past several days and finally moving her to hospice last night, this morning she had very poor vitals. They couldn't even...
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    a turn for the worse

    Everything seemed to be going okay with the PEG. Then, the day before I was supposed to fly to Niger for work for a week, then Paris for a day, then MIT for a week of training, she had a little fall. She was able to get herself up somehow, crawling to the living room and hoisting herself up with...
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    the PEG and the pain and the right thing to do

    My mom went in to get her PEG today. She didn't really want it, but she said okay. I'm not really sure why. Actually, I know why. After being in denial for so long, she now will do mostly everything I suggest. It's a terrifying responsibility. I wanted her to get it because I am not ready for...
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    mini-rant

    It's my mom's birthday early next month. With the pace of her progression, it may be her last birthday. I recently moved her to DC where there are GREAT restaurants nowadays, including one that was named the best restaurant in the US by Bon Appetit in 2014. They don't take reservations. You...
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    learning what it means to be a caregiver

    Hi everyone. I hope you are all doing well and are in good spirits. So, we did it. Miraculously, my mom and I organized ourselves and got a condo in DC and I moved her in on Sunday. I drove her from Santa Fe most of last week (we've gotten to a point where she probably shouldn't be driving) and...
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    This is making me feel crazy.

    I have been trying like mad to move my mom out to DC, but we can't put an offer on a house until she sells her house in New Mexico. Renting doesn't seem like a good option because she has so much stuff, two dogs and cats she won't give up, and throwing high rents to a landlord seems like such a...
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    plans change, adapt. grow up.

    I posted a month or so ago, daydreaming about going to Africa to pursue my career. In the meantime, my mother, who was in denial of her MND diagnosis, remains in denial. Every question/concern that I've had, she seems to have a doctor's opinion to back up her hypotheses to the contrary. I flew...
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    mother in denial - tough choices

    My mother is single and I am her only child. She lives in the southwest and I live on the east coast and travel every month or two to Africa for my job, which I love. First, a little bit about me. My job is at a prestigious organization and I just received a promotion, and may soon be offered a...
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