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Cycles or New Normals

Dad’s, of course, in a hard place…has been for years.  However, lately it seems ‘harder’ yet if you asked me to give you the reasons, I’m sure I couldn’t.  Here are a few things I’ve noticed.  He seems more detached.  … Continue reading

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Plodding on

Watching your dad slip away very, very slowly through a process involving great suffering is beyond hard.  I think I’m getting toughened though.  Things that would have, at one time, sent me into deep grief I now handle fairly easily.  … Continue reading

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So Much Pain

Over the past few weeks, dad’s leg cramps have slowly been returning. After getting those horrible things under control after our ER visit in February, I was hoping they were gone for good.  No such luck. Slowly, they’ve been making … Continue reading

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So Many Stories

Today, mom is gone having a good respite with good friends.  Dad and I are just hanging out…chillin.  As mom was walking out the door, she says, ‘here’s a box of old photos that you might like to go through.’  … Continue reading

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Two months After

It’s been two months since dad had his stroke.  I realize there are updates that need to be made, one of those being that we do think it was a stroke.  We had conflicting doctor views on this but I … Continue reading

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Another chapter in Dad’s story

Today is Valentine’s Day.  The past few weeks have gone down in a blur.  I’m not even going to try to give dates, because I really have no idea of time-frames, other than it began between two and three weeks … Continue reading

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My Dad

Monday morning, on my way to stoke my parent’s stove, I came around the corner and there was dad.  He was fixing potholes in his driveway.  I drove away chuckling.  He looked so much like a gnome.  It was a … Continue reading

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