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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Well, I went to see my dad in WA state over the weekend with my husband. He is 90 and in Skilled Nursing. I hadn't seen him in 3 years. He recognized me which was really nice. He developed Alzheimers a few years ago. My step mother is 95 this year. She lives in a different facility.

A few years ago, my step-mother had papers drawn up to have a pastor oversee everything along with my cousins who also live in WA. She was afraid that I wouldn't be able to do anything living in CA. My dad didn't know what he was signing I don't think. She and the pastor left him off at an Alzheimer's facility during a barbeque and walked away and he didn't know where they went. So - stressful visiting, I knew it would be from the start. I have not been there since that happened. Well being 95, she is quite frail now and goes to see my dad almost everyday. She could have lived at the same facility only in Ass'd Living but chose not to. I wish there was someone to see him on a regular basis besides her, because she is not understanding very much. The Pastor is 80, so old himself! My cousin do not take an active interest in the goings on either.

Long story short, my dad is being very well cared for and looked as good as he could. I take care of my mom and my aunt also and try to visit them when I can. I always try to tell others to take care of themselves first, but then I end up stress eating and not exercising, so I am not doing what I preach to do.

I am back in my normal habitat this week, so I am back to Sparkpeople. At least I know that SP is always here and I have a lot of support. I just need to remember to stay with the plan everyday and it will pay off in the long run!
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    It's very easy to give advise and encouragement to others and then not do the same for yourself. Why is that? Welcome back they always leave the light on here at Spark.
    Your parents have been blessed with a long life. Wow you could live to be a 100.
    3787 days ago
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