Sunday, September 21, 2008
My mother has always been an active lady, but she hasn't been feeling well lately. The doctors say she has IBS, which makers her feel sick to her stomach, bloated and tired. She gets depressed when she doesn't feel well because she dwells on her age and not feeling well and it becomes a downward spiral that brings her even lower. She's on a special diet now (which she hates because she loves food and can't eat the things she used to) and that was helping for a couple weeks, but she's back to feeling yucky again. She's lost a lot of weight and isn't sleeping well either. She has to go in for blood tests tomorrow and she's seeing a gastroenterologist. She also has atrial fibrillation. We've been dealing with this for a few years and she can now deal with her episodes herself instead of rushing to the hospital, but it still takes a lot out of her. My dad gets so worried about her and then he gets depressed too. They've been married for 64 years (this December) and they are each others lives. I know I shouldn't worry and just leave it in God's hands, but I still do.
I pray that the health issues would just settle down and they could just play cards, ping-pong, have coffee with friends and have an occasional dinner out. They deserve a quiet, peaceful time now and I wish I could give that to them.
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