Nov 02, 2010 - 10:18 am
I had found it necessary, for her safety, to cuddle my mom into a retirement community. It is a VERY nice place, with 3 private shuttles to take her shopping, the doctor, even to entertainment events (no, I don't see my mom going to Pearl Jam any time soon...LOL!). She has all of her furniture (well, that will fit in a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment), and 3 meals served to her in a common dining room included.
So, why do I feel like I'm the parent and she has become my daughter? It feels so wierd!!! Of course, part of it is that there are some people telling me that they are horrified that I 'wrenched my mom out of her home for 50 years' and other wonderful, supporting comments...but I know I was right, and (OMG) it was 'for her own good' (I sound like my mom did, when I was in grade school!!!).
I guess this is part of the return to 'normal' after cancer treatment...we get to pick the menusha of daily living back up....I keep asking "So THIS is what I was saved for????"!
Thanks for listening....you all are great!