Mum

by Karen
(Nottingham)

I think for me is seeing a once happy independent carefree parent going out and about on daily walks now barely able to move about without being in pain.


My mum said her mind feels young but her body old and she hates it. She is really not able to get out alone as she sits listening to radio and sits and looks at outside TV screen seeing who come's in and out of her flat other than that unless she has a visitor she on her own.

It's heartbreaking seeing your mum get weak frail and so unhappy she got weighted last week she's just six stone three and no appetite. She constantly says I can't wait till I get better and can walk better but doctor thinks that won't happen and mums in denial.

I want to make mum happy but since she got diagnosed with large clot on her lungs her whole personality changed since then She keeps getting urinary infections and had a bad fall. She got under active thyroid and not eating much. She refuses to get home help or help with cooking.

I have three older brothers but they said it's only me that my mum listens to.... I'm 42 and live in a different town, no car, no job, have son. They got cars, money and all work. Can someone comment on how to encourage a parent to mix more rather than sit alone in chair all day?

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