trshtwns01 (trshtwns01) wrote,

Ummm, yeah, minor detail

Did I mention we FINALLY got my mom's double knee replacement surgery scheduled? April 12! She'll be in the hospital for four days, and then living at the rehab place as an inpatient for about a month. We will re-evaluate her once she is discharged to see if she would be ok living by herself with nurses and physical terrorists coming in several times a week. She REALLY wants to get back to her apartment. I've told her she needs to stay here until the surgery. Her stuff will remain in her new apartment, unpacked, for about three months, while she pays rent on it, without her ever living there. I know it hurts her - it would me.

She is doing GREAT, though. Her head seems much clearer now that she is back on her meds, eating regularly (although I still can't get her to eat ENOUGH to keep her blood glucose levels from fluctuating so much), exercising to build strength before the surgery, and generally taking care of herself. I'm having to do less and less prompting her through every step and she seems more stable. I think we've put the fear of God (or of a nursing home) into her. The meds make her REALLY tired all day, but I think that can be handled through small adjustments, or additions of meds to fight it. She's trying really hard, and I'm proud of her. That's more the fight I remember from the widow who raised her only child by herself on a fixed income.

I'm still not letting her ever get behind the wheel of a car again.

Anyone want a really banged up 1986 Elantra? It was kept pristine for years until sold to an elderly woman with vascular dementia who was terrified to drive in the first place!!! :)
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