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Starting a New Year

Monday, January 02, 2017

I've been having a tough time lately. Caring for a parent with Alzheimers and dementia is grueling. My siblings are not much help. I keep telling myself that I can only be responsible for me. (and of course, taking care of my Dad) Hopefully medical researchers will find some way to combat this horrible disease.

I'm trying to keep the rest of my life on track. I am trying to get back to daily exercise, and drinking more water. And I'm also trying to make small changes with my eating. (it has a lot of room for improvement) It doesn't help that I stubbed my second toe the other day and it is totally bruised. Who would think that one little toe could throb so much?

I don't really like making resolutions, but I do want to be more active with my sparkfriends again. I've been away too long. (and I have the best sparksisters ever)

I hope everyone is starting the New Year on a good note. Be well!
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    I know this has been a difficult time but I have to say it's good to see you back here since we've missed you. Of course carving out time for yourself is difficult and we'll take what we get. On the one hand, connecting with your sparkfriends might just be a good release for some of the stress. just sayin. LOL

    1310 days ago
  • JANET552
    I know I've missed you so I'm happy you are back. I'm glad you are striving to take good care of yourself. It will help physically, of course, but also mentally. It does for me anyway.

    Hugs for all you do for your dad. I know how hard it is and I know what it's like to do without sibling support. I am very thankful I have a stepsister to share duties. While she is helpful, she is not someone I would look to for emotional support. And that is just as necessary.

    Take care !!
    1310 days ago
    Cat, my heart goes out to you. You know I've been in your shoes with my mom, and like you my siblings were less than helpful. Let me know if ever you need to talk. I'll probably cry along with you....even though it's been two years for me now, it's still raw.

    Stop by the team -- it's been really quiet lately, but I'm hoping to get the group posting together again now. Also there's a new challenge and we need your help!

    Love ya, Sparksister! Hang in there!
    1311 days ago
    Hugs to you. That is very difficult. I have watched my grandparents fade years ago and now I see my father fading. I know it's hard on my mother and she won't let us help so we have to insist. Thinking of you!
    1311 days ago
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