A Mircaculous Recovery?
The title of my post is sarcastic. Let me explain. Five years ago we moved my mom up here into a senior apt. complex about 20 minutes away from us. At that time she was independent, still driving etc..
A couple of years later she had to stop driving because of an accident she had, so I became her chauffeur and continued to go over there 3 to 4 days a week to take her to appointments shopping and to help with the upkeep of her apartment.
Several months ago my husband and I noticed she was having difficulty doing everything from cleaning her apt. to cooking meals. Since her lease was about to end, we decided to invite her to live with us since she clearly needed help. Well that was a month ago and let me say that she seems to have made quite a recovery.
She still uses her walker, but other than that, she is cleaning and cooking and doing everything she seemed unable to do in her own place,
I have to wonder what's going on here. I'm glad she's feeling well, but she could have easily stayed in her own apt.
I know it sounds awful to say, but I have been miserable since she's been here. I won't go into specifics, but I feel trapped and I see years of this looming ahead of me.