Posted : 8/25/2016 11:15:30 AM
I had honestly crawled into my shell -- sciatica has had me more 'in' the wheelchair than out in the last 16 months. 2016 has thus far been even more difficult that 2015.
I lost my Dad (at 91) last October. My Mom (altho blind with macular degeneration) did unbelievably well alone (she totally feared to an unhealthy degree having to go to a nursing home). She went to a dr. visit (for her eyes, of course) the beginning of May and the idiot dr. was renovating his offices -- Mom sat there in paint, glue, & sawdust fumes for 3 hours waiting for the dr. That triggered a massive asthma attack that night, v-fib heart problems as result of the "breathing treatments" to get the asthma to stop ... one thing led to another and another in and out and in and out of hospital and 3 weeks later she had a series of mini strokes (the dr. called it "a stroke that didn't end";) and she passed at 90 on May 30.
Soon as I got back to FL after that funeral they slapped *me* in the hospital again for another week to get iIV abx for cellulitis. I'm an only child (read "executrix and everything else ) and living in Florida and trying to do both estates . That's just way way way too darned much "whining" than I like to do so I stick to my IMHA stuff and I haven't been friendly for the most part..
Luna, Tink and Charlie are doing fine (thank heavens). After 4 years with us Charlie feels comfortable enough to say "no" and be spaniel-style "stubborn" . That doesn't mean he gets away with anything, BUT it's wondreful to see him be unafraid to be himself.
Tink is still everbuddy's cuddle bunny. Luna's 14 now and plays less, and likes her comfort -- so Tink and Charlie are typically spooned around each other .
Doug the apples sound SO good. (turst me - they just don't grow good apples down here in sand in Florida!) In the 34 years I've lived in Florida I can honestly say this is the FIRST year when the hot & humidity truly, really have been a p.i.t.a. (and every other part of my anatomy!)
I'm looking forward to November I think ... now If I can just light a fire under the idiot attorney in Jamestown, so I can settle the estate and sell the house maybe David and I could relax!!