Friday, April 28, 2006

I Believe...

... that I'm tired of being the good daughter/granddaughter/niece, etc. I was talking to Kathy about Nanny's condition and having to explain to my aunt over and over why the medical professionals wanted us to do (Dr. Flanz never asked, he just said do it). Of course, the medical care has changed over the years, especially with informed decisions and the patients bill of rights.

Anyway, Kathy said I was definitely earning another star in my crown - what she says to me all the time because she knows that as the only one still living close to home, I get asked to do a lot. I told her the thing was getting too heavy and I don't wear it anymore. The answer to that - MOVE!!!!

Sometimes, I really want to!

Have to go - time to go back to the hospital and be the good granddaughter and niece.

5 comments:

loonyhiker said...

I understand your resentment and believe me, it is alright to feel that way. I have been there and totally agree with you. But if you weren't the kind of person that you are (kind and thoughful and caring), you just wouldn't be...well....you! Hope things get better.

Meg said...

Moving may be out of the question, but can you take a vacation? Make yourself unavailable for a while?

My mom is in a similar position, although none of the older relatives have health issues right now. She comes across the country to visit me when she needs a break, then her sister HAS to step in and help. I wish you had help, remember to say no to some of the little things so you can have more energy for the big things. We'll hold your virtual hand!

glynis said...

Hang in there, Maggie! I know it's difficult, but take a deep breath--we're all here for you to vent with !

faerywings said...

I am sorry that you are going through this. I hope it gets better for you.

Stacey said...

I'm sorry you have so much stuff going on to deal with right now. I hope you Nanny gets better & you get a chance to take a vacation for a little while