My Mom

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Sunday, another call from my brother in Ohio with updates on my Mom. She's in a nursing home, because the level of care she's needing now is beyond our capabilities. The main reason for this is the years she spent not eating right, not exercising, not controlling her weight, not taking care of her diabetes. Now I catch myself acting so much like her, and I do NOT want that! At the age of 78, my Mom can no longer walk, can no longer control her bodily functions. She has mild dementia which seems to be getting worse. My gosh - what is wrong with me, that I can see how she is now, and know the main reasons for it, and still want to eat all the wrong things, still want to rebel against the exercise I know I need? I am determined, I WILL stick to a proper diet and exercise. With the help of God and my friends and family, I will. I will.
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    So sorry about your mother's condition. I hope she is getting great care at the nursing home. My mother also has diabetes, plus high blood pressure and high cholesterol and has to take cocktails of medicine everyday to keep all her ailments under control. I already have high cholesterol and have been on statin since May. I am hoping that with better eating habits and regular exercise, I can decrease my risks for other hereditary chronic illnesses. Keep up the great work, and we will support one another all the way! :-)
    4884 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your mom! My prayers are with you and your family.

    You have done so well with this program so far -- don't forget that you have already made many healthy changes to your life as you have lost the weight. And I am sure that you have already greatly reduced your risk for many health problems. Just keep doing what you have been doing and you WILL reach your goals!
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