Thursday, January 28, 2010

Needing to make decisions

Had a full day, then went to boot camp, I was weighed tonight and gained 5 pds., when I was weighed before it was early morning, which I weigh less in the am, but I lost two inches in my waist and 1 and something in my biceps, gained in my calf and thigh and I think my butt stayed the same, I lost from the neck down to the butt:)  Which is my fattest areas, so I was pleased.  There is no doubt something wierd is with the weight, I have lost weight steadily since March of 2008, so I was not prepared to gain, was really trying to get 20 more pounds off by the end of February, glad I am not on biggest loser, I would of got sent home:) BUT I am going for another month, the coach said in six weeks I will start to see a big difference, but I can see a difference now, like tonight I put my sock on and I was in the kitchen and lifted my leg up and put the sock on my foot and stood on one leg, I did not think anything of it, but April said, oh my gosh! you just balanced on one foot! YEA!!!! I could of NEVER done that before, I was totally out of shape for real! But for real one day I will be fit and at what ever weight that is:) Boot camp really was hard tonight, it was 40 minutes on a lipitical machine, it is still cardio blast week, then weights on arms and lunges with weights. I then went to mothers, she is now sleeping all day till about 3:30 to 4:30 then getting up and eating breakfast, then starting her day, I told them I would bring dinner but when I got there at 6:30 she had ate her cereal cause it is breakfast to her, I was real concerned, Walt had tried to change a light bulb and got on a cedar chest at the end of her bed and fell, his wrist and hand was very swollen, and leg is sore, same side of the hip he broke, this was THREE days ago, now I have talked to mother several times and nothing was ever said, I checked it and will take him to the Dr. to be checked. I went to the store for milk, bread and toilet paper, in case it does get bad weather this weekend.  I ask Walt how mother was doing and he said her memory was worse, I said there will be a time when she does not know you and he said she sometimes does not know me now, that she will ask him how long has he lived here and does he know how to get to the bedroom.  Made me real sad but I knew she was much worse when I am with her or talk to her, I told Walt we are getting to the place that he can not do it all by him self and I may need to find a place for them to live with us, he seemed receptive to that, he said he did not want to live in a junky place, I said we wouldn’t, so I know he is considering that he will need to do that. Now my dilemma, I have no way of making Walt do anything, he needs to go to a attorney and do everything in a living trust so pray he will come around and know he needs help……this will take God doing a work.  I am not sure how it will change our life with them living with us, It will have to be a home with their own space because they both smoke:( but they are not ready for a nursing home and I can not do that anyway, I guess its not in the cards that Steve and I ever live alone:) Good thing I am a people person and roll with the punches! If anyone has experience with Alzheimer's and how to handle all this feel free to give me advice…… hugs and nite!

5 comments:

ajean said...

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Alex and Jill said...

I can only imagine how hard it is to see Mimi's health decreasing. Praying for you as you have many decisions to make.

Love you!

Rhonda Rae said...

have you ever thought of a place like audabon point in maullmell. Its where my grandma lives. Its not a nursing home but like a retirement community. they have there own apartment with kitchen and all and pull cords all around for if they need help. It was the best place for my gma when she got to the point that she could not live alone alone and did not want a home. its really nice there.

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