Sandbox forum: Not a Question. An Update on My Mom

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Name: Ralph Mcknight
Stone Mountain, Ga
Jul 9, 2017 10:43 AM CST
I'm not here a lot, though I do enjoy the many sources that answer my questions about seeds, etc.

I don't have any acorns, since I'm not here, but my mom had a stroke a little over a month ago, and just wanted to update to a few who asked me to.

She is doing much better, though her short term memory has been effected, as well as her left side, including here signature (left handed).

She has made it past the walker with physical therapy, and now is on her cane (and many times my arm).

I've tried to keep up with the weeds at the house, but my disabilities and lack of physical abilities through aches, pains, injuries and surgeries is making it harder and harder.

I still would like to get some flowering seeds, so that my mom can see butterflies, bee's and birds from the screened in porch....but right now, taking care of her, more than I was already doing, drains me (I'm also anemic, and their still trying to find out why. Colon cancer runs in the family, and they seem to think I have internal bleeding somewhere, not a lack of iron. I've had to push back taking care of myself for a while).

I'm looking to doing more mulching than planting seeds right now. But what takes someone about a week or two to do, usually takes me a month or two (I'm trying to get a full load delivered to the house, which I would share with my next door neighbor...but so far, no luck. I've had to wait on him having his truck available, and we pick up a load (sometimes by worker there and sometimes by our pitchforks).

Anyways, thank for the prayers, and I am sorry I'm not here more often, and just kinda "check in" once in a while, but I told my dad while he and my mom are apart from his death (I was 12), I would take care of his wife/my mom, all of my life if need be.

I also would like to add, my mom wanted me to move the rose bush from the front yard to the side of the house, and move the butterfly plant to the front yard, and it looked like neither would survive through the shock...but all THREE did. I found another rose bush within the rose bush, and now we have roses blooming everywhere, and butterflies and humming birds dancing around the front yard in the bright warmth and glow of the sun. At least I got that right.

Gotta go check on her. It's time for me to fix her lunch.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Jul 16, 2017 11:02 AM CST
Group hug Just saw this. I know how it is, taking care of someone like you're doing, and having some limitations of your own, also. Only it's my DH I'm looking out after. Hope things get better!
Hurray! about the rosebushes!
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Name: Karen
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Jul 29, 2017 10:42 PM CST
I just saw this, Ralph. @blackdogr63. It's wonderful that the plants you moved all survived! You have a lot on your plate, but just pace yourself. Nothing has to be done quickly. You have to care for yourself so you can continue to care for your mom. I'll be sending seeds soon, but if you don't get them going til next Spring, that's ok. She will enjoy them next Spring and summer. Good luck to you and your mom.
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