Ruhu's Journal, 14 February 2013

Last leg of my "senior citizen circuit" starts tomorrow! Yes, I'm gearing up for what I'm jokingly/lovingly calling my senior citizen circuit tour -- last trip with MIL & part of time to visit good friend's mother, & now off tomo to see my Mom. Wish me luck! As I may have already said, my Mom is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, so this trip will be more stressful, but I've been planning for it, praying about it & have a great support system both here online & back home where my 2 close friends also have/had a parent with the disease.

Eager to see how Mom is doing. She also struggles with a bulging disk, but for now she is pain free. Last time I was out there, it had flared up again & she was on pain meds until we could get her in for an epidural. The pain meds made her wackier than ever & I was afraid we were going to have to up her level of care, which she did not want. Luckily, the epidural worked (knocking on wood as I type), and she seems better (as good as she's been with stage 1 Alzheimer's), but until I see her, her apartment, etc., I really can't be sure. Last visit, I found her wearing stained clothes, mail she wasn't sure what to do with in numerous places throughout her apartment & confused a lot. But, in speaking with her daily, that doesn't seem to be the case now.

So, again today & multiple times throughout this trip, I'll start in prayer --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

And, I'll pray, breathe, log, post & express on this one travel prepping day, meal, moment, bite & emotion at a time. Happy Valentine's Day my FS friends! Sending you love & hugs! xoxox

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 February 2013:
1428 kcal Fat: 29.00g | Prot: 69.01g | Carb: 237.96g.   Breakfast: So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened, Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oatmeal, Abbotsford Farms 100% Liquid Egg Whites, Coconut Oil, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries. Lunch: Salad Mix, Seapoint Farms Edamame, Whole Foods Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing, Whole Foods Fancy 4 Bean salad, Trader Joe's Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Peach. Dinner: Trader Joe's Just Grilled Chicken Strips, 365 Harvest Blend Frozen Vegetables, Stew Leonard's Healthy Vegetable Soup, Trader Joe's Organic Foursome Frozen Vegetables, Seasonal Fruit Salad, Figs. Snacks/Other: Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Starbucks Venti Decaf Coffee with Soy Milk, Pear, Olives. more...
2040 kcal Activities & Exercise: Skiing (cross country) - 30 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 30 minutes, Tennis - 1 hour, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Ruhu's own diet  


As you said the other day 'been there done that' ... its definitely challenging. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers but I know you'll handle it fine. Take care of you in the mix of your 'golden tour' - let's meet and have tea so you can talk.  
14 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
Safe travels Ruth and best of luck for your Mom x 
14 Feb 13 by member: triaby
I feel for what you are going through. My Grandmother promised me her beautiful blue sapphire ring - then I found out she promised it to all of my cousins too - sometimes you just have to laugh! Hope you find her pain free and in good spirits.  
14 Feb 13 by member: BuffyBear
Morning Ruth- hope your trip goes well and you find your mother well and that she hasn't deteriorated since you last saw her- It can be an emotional rollercoaster dealing with aging parents. I hope you have a smooth ride. 
14 Feb 13 by member: newmooney


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