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Friday, March 16, 2012

Oh, Delete

Today, in an attempt to be rigorously honest, I need to just say where I am and not mince words.  I feel like I was tossed a big, black, heavy anvil, and I caught it.  Earlier, Mom qualified for Hospice and I went over to sign all of the paperwork.  For those not in the know, Hospice is for terminally ill people.  It provides all kinds of services and care for those nearing the end of life.  Did I know this was coming?  Sure.  Am I grateful for the extra assistance and care?  You bet.  And I sad down to my bone marrow?  Ab-so-lute-ly.  Man, nobody gets out of this deal alive, do they??

 I met with the Hospice nurse and gave her all the information she needed.  Then I signed off on all the paperwork.  After that,  I went back by to see mom.  There she was sound asleep on her bed, snoring occasionally, with her TV blaring in the background.  I had to laugh...who in the world could sleep through that other than my mother?? 

I sent out an email to update family members about mom, and one particular person, who I'd just as soon strangle, had to add his two cents worth.  He always does. I won't mention any names, but let's just say he preceeds me in birth order.  Honestly, one of the smartest thing I've learned in my 58 years on the planet is to just hit delete.  It's fun, easy, requires very little effort, and it gives me a huge sense of satisfaction. Oh, delete, delete, delete.


  1. Thanks so much, Julie. I know you really get it.

  2. Glad to catch up with you Caroline, and sorry that it's at a sad time like this. Went through this with my Dad about 18 months ago, and I know the feelings. I'm 58 as well. Guess it's just about that time for many of us to face these sad, hard things with our parents. Know that you are not alone.

  3. Cindy, so neat to hear from you. Yep, this does suck and I hate that anyone has to go through this. Part of life, I guess.

  4. Heart-wrenching times. Sending lots of care and love your way.

  5. Thanks, Adre'. It helps so much to have great friends who really get it and/or are right there in the same place. Ditto back to you, with your mom.