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Parental Journal 74 from Planet Elderly – Happy 90th Birthday, Mom! No More Driving

  Saturday, August 13, 2016 – afternoon Tomorrow I drive back to Grayslake, Illinois to spend some time with Mom and visit Dad.  Mom turns 90 on August 16.  Rather than feeling dread, I feel resolute.  I’ve done a lot … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 73 – Trying to Recharge in Missouri

Thursday, July 21, 2016 – noonish I’ve been back in Missouri five days and I still feel unsettled…on edge most of the time.  There’s this constant nagging question, “What are we going to do?”  There’s no simple answer; just have … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 62 from Planet Elderly – Another “Dad Wants a Divorce” Delusional Episode

Monday, May 16, 2016  9:30 a.m. Although it’s good to be back in Missouri, it’s also unsettling.  It’s difficult to adjust after a month at Mom’s and shadowing her schedule. Arrived back on Saturday, called Mom to let her know … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 55 from Planet Elderly – One Royally Pissed Off Elderly Car Passenger

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 1:30 a.m. Yesterday was a long day and I ended up going to sleep around 7:30, exhausted. Now I’m up, rested and enjoying some coffee.  Will nap later.  But the mission was accomplished.  Mom had … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 48 from Planet Elderly – Itches and Options Start This Visit

Wed. April 13, 2016 – afternoon I’ve been here since late Saturday afternoon and the most exciting thing that’s happened is me having to go to an “urgent care” facility to been seen for a rash that would not go … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 37 from Planet Elderly: Tears and Confusion From Across the Miles

Friday, January 8, 2016  12:30 p.m. I’ve been recharging the mental battery here in Missouri for about a week.  The phone conversations I’ve had with Mom have included tears and continued confusion. Mom received mail about health expense refund program.  … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 33 From Planet Elderly – Christmas Visit 2015 Part One

December 21, 2015  – evening Damn!  I left the bourbon eggnog at home and forgot to take it with me when I left yesterday. The drive went smoothly, but the initial visit with Mom was a bit unsettling.  Fortunately, she … Continue reading

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