Coming to you live from Sebring, Ohio where I am keeping mom company as she heals from her hip replacement surgery. She is fortunate to be able to be in the rehabilitation center that is connected to Copeland Oaks – the retirement community where she has lived for the past 17 years.
Days are long after a major surgery and I am so happy that I can be with her. This is time that I treasure. No one can ever take these moments away from me as I enjoy some one on one time with my mom.
She is healing up very well and her 2 week post operation appointment went really well. The doctor is pleased and I anticipate her care team meeting will go well as well and she will be out of rehab sooner rather than later.
So what have we been doing? A lot of reading, a lot of talking, a lot of laughing and a lot of activities that are organized by the center to get the residents out of their rooms.
Copeland has a beautiful aviary and we have taken time to admire the birds.
People have been amazing at sending her cards with well wishes. Thank you to all my readers who have taken the time to send her a card. Leave me a comment if you would like to send one along as well. She loves receiving them.
It has snowed quite a bit in the past couple of days. I must admit I have lost my love of driving in the snow. The good thing is I can just walk between buildings to get to her from her apartment.
Speaking of her apartment it seems there is a mouse that has been keeping me company here. I spied it twice one night and I have to admit I kind of freaked out. I slept in her room that night and stuffed a towel under the door but he seems to have left the premises now. Or at least that is what I am telling myself.
We spent some time planting a flower seed today with a group of ladies and activities helpers. I have not laughed that much in a long time. Honestly these ladies knew nothing about planting seeds and while I am no expert I certainly knew much more than them. We shall see if the seeds sprout. Time will tell.
But probably the best event we have “attended” was a concert given by Sam Bosh (or at least I think that was his last name. I never could find it anywhere). They basically told us we could not miss it so away we went. Sam is full of energy and a really talented singer. He sang both oldies and current hits and I must admit I became an audience favorite . I suspect it was because I was one of the few who could verbalize but aside from that I think everyone enjoyed Sam. Audience participation was a “thing” and I got pulled up to sing and dance. Yes. More than I had bargained for but hey—anything to make my mama happy.
I did the Chicken Dance with the employees and even did the Bunny Hop to “Turn Down the What”. Yes. You can do that. Honestly. It works.
So that’s what I have been doing. What about you? Fill me in in the comment section and remember every comment this month means a 50 cent donation to my friends who are going to Honduras on a mission trip. Read more about that here.
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So nice you have those times with your Mom! You are the ray of sunshine that seniors need!
Wishing your mom a complete and speedy recovery. You are a good and kind daughter, it is not always easy being a caregiver, but I have a feeling that it comes naturally to you!
I am sure the seniors just love you being there. It is so nice that you can spend this time with your mom. Can you please send me her address. I think you have my email. Hugs to both of you. I hope your unwanted guest is gone. I would have a problem with that. You should have brought your cats with you. I’m off to Malta tomorrow for a week.
Don’t know how I missed your mother’s surgery. But send me her address. I would love to send a card!
You will always cherish this time with your mom. I know from experience how much it means to both her and you. When mine was diagnosed with cancer, we lived an entire country away – she was on the East coast, we were on the West. My husband’s mother was also not well, so we made the life-changing decision to move ‘back home’ with our kids. The five of us actually moved in with my parents so we could help my dad take care of Mom and we could make frequent trips to see my dear mother-in-law before she passed away. I spent every day and night for the next 8 months with my mom until she passed. I wouldn’t have traded that time for anything and I know it meant so very much for her that we were there. I bet you are one bright spot not just for your mom but to all the residents there! 🙂
Sounds like fun!
I’m so happy for you both. Cherish the time with your Mum. Mine lived on the other side of the world so I didn’t spend much time with her. Continue making memories so that in the future when you are not with her, you’ll have much to look back on and celebrate.
I know your mom appreciates every minute you spend with her during her recovery. You lift her spirits, make her laugh, keep her busy and even show off in front of her with your dancing and singing.
What a blessing you are to your dear sweet mama.
I am thankful to hear her recovery continues to go well.
You are so encouraging. I am happy I could be here. Headed home on Monday and I must admit it is going to be very difficult to leave even though I know she is in good hands.
Aw, I know your mom is enjoying having your company. Looks like you’re both staying pretty busy!
I wanted to see a video of you dancing!!!!!! Glad all is going well!