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Parental Journal 104 from Planet Elderly: Breakfast? What Breakfast?

Monday, November 25, 2019 – mid-morning I am fortunate that things continue to be stable now that Mom has been a resident in the Woods Central neighborhood of Lenoir Woods for a little over one year. “Stable” means that she … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 58 from Planet Elderly – A Couple Calm Days and Common Sense Discussions

Friday, May 6, 2016- 6 a.m. I’m not sure why, but the past couple days have been without a lot of drama, anger, or tears.  I woke up this morning thinking maybe it’s because I’ve been here nearly a month … 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 46 from Planet Elderly: Mom Has a Gentleman Caller – Literally

Thursday, February 18, 2016  – evening Every morning between 8 and 8:30 a.m. Mom receives a call from her pal, Jerry. He and his wife lived in this area several years ago and belonged to a small group that included … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 27 from Planet Elderly: More Disturbing Phone Calls

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Parental Journal 21 from Planet Elderly: “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”

Thurs. Aug. 27, 2015  5 p.m. Ending visit number four…with a few bruises, but also with some clarity. Mom’s mood swings have been up and down a lot. It’s fear and confusion, and it’s difficult to watch. The two or … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 20 from Planet Elderly: “My Eye Popped Out”

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 6 a.m. Last night at 11 p.m. Mom received a call from Victory Lakes telling her that Dad is okay, but that he sustained a laceration on his leg…something about when he was in the bathroom. … Continue reading

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