Jenny O's Journal, 09 August 2018

We entered dad into hospice last week with his Alzheimer's and he has started comfort meds this week. Alzheimer's is such a terrible disease that it could mean he could be gone soon or it could mean longer. God only knows. I have found myself developing my bad habits again. Eating and not tracking, not exercising. It's easy to slip into that and I am trying to kick that in the butt now. Exercise especially is the best thing I can do for the stress, well next to prayer and meditation. I am pretty good about doing that. It's what gets me through this. Please pray for our family as we journey through this. Thank you for your support, it helps just to type this to you and know there are people out there, even though they are strangers, they still care. I appreciate that!
148.0 lb Lost so far: 7.0 lb.    Still to go: 8.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
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Praying for you and your family. 
09 Aug 18 by member: Kannsharon
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09 Aug 18 by member: keilin-4
My mom has a form of dementia similar to Alzheimers. So I do know what you are going through. You are in my prayers 
09 Aug 18 by member: TracyHi43
Thinking of you and your family.  
09 Aug 18 by member: Broccolibabe
πŸ™ My mother is in early stages. I sympathize for you.  
09 Aug 18 by member: Mjgh06
Prayers for you and your family, Jenny. My Mom also, like other comments, has dementia. I have the hardest time knowing what the difference is between the two. Stay strong!  
09 Aug 18 by member: ronanderson
I know how difficult it is with hospice. Just remember as a caregiver you must care for yourself first. That is not selfish...it is imperative or there will be nothing left of you to give. 
09 Aug 18 by member: NOLAMOMMY
That sucks 
09 Aug 18 by member: original_vlad
Lost my dad earlier this year after a slide downhill. Bigger WHAM! than you expect. I'll be thinking about you and praying for you and yours. 
09 Aug 18 by member: TomLong
Sending prayers your way for you and your family! Praying for strength to go through. You're in our thoughts. And yes exercise is definitely a stress reliever.  
09 Aug 18 by member: eatolive4life
So sorry to hear about your dad. I just can't imagine. I'll be saying a prayer for you all. I hope you all find some peace during this rough time. 
09 Aug 18 by member: mars2kids
Hang in there baby...does not get much tougher than this. Be gentle with self. Seek a support group. They are out there. My mom died from another hideous disease in 2017. She was ill for a while..years...so... I get it. I kept writing my food down every day trying. Gained 10 lbs...bought up all the Half Naked popcorn my health food store had e every week..bought so much they started double ordering every week....:)...beginning to get it back under control now....but I am a long term recovered in AA (34) years prescription drug.addict.....so better to throw food at my heart break than dope...or alcohol... Death can be a relief...for us and for them..sometimes it's the only way out. It was for my mother whom I adored. You will be ok..literally one minute at a time sometimes for me it was. And be kind...Jewel is right..in the end only kindness matters of mattered...Hugs honey.  
09 Aug 18 by member: DianneGardner
Xoxoxo. Such a hard journey. I am pt caregiver to MIL with Alzheimer's. My heart truly goes out to you.  
09 Aug 18 by member: Kim4dogNite
Sorry to hear. 
09 Aug 18 by member: Draglist
I know how your feeling my Dad also is deteriorating it’s heartbreaking to see such a big strong man going downhill as he is so I’m sending prayers and a special hug to you. πŸ’™ 
10 Aug 18 by member: skinnyminny54
Hugs - it's a tough place to be - the sandwich generation.  
10 Aug 18 by member: thenester
You’re under great stress. Be sure to nourish yourself. That includes permission to cry, get angry and also to walk instead of running. And sometimes pizza and ice cream instead of vegetables and lean protein. Just be sure to stop and check in with yourself so that you can know what you truly need. Prayers for you and all your family 
10 Aug 18 by member: VickiRYT

     
 

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