Birthdays are special. When the Old Man reaches another birthday it’s always the “whatever you want” approach. This time was no different. This year we went to lunch. I chose lunch because I knew that he would want to go right to sleep after walking and eating. A couple of days before his birthday I asked what meal he would like. He replied “ox tails”. I thought … Continue reading The Old Man Turns 71!!!
One of my rules about The Old Man living by himself is that he has to answer the phone when I call. If he doesn’t answer by the 4th call, then he knows I will call the police to go check on him. I know that seems strange but The Old Man has requested to keep some of his freedom and live alone for a … Continue reading Adventures with The Old Man: The Old Man gets a Smart Phone
The Old Man (affectionate term for my father) was invited to his first amputee picnic, so you know what that means. We were going no matter what! It was at the local VA Hospital, which has an amputee support group. The Old Man hasn’t had a chance to attend the group sessions yet, but he will in due time. It was great to see the … Continue reading Adventures with the Old Man:Our First Veteran’s Amputee Picnic
Check out VA Chronicles with the Old Man part one for the beginning of the story. I will start exactly where I left off. We got the call that said The Old Man ( affectionate term for My Father) needed to come in and they may take him in through the emergency room. So we get checked into the clinic area and are waiting for … Continue reading VA Chronicles with The Old Man: Part II
I have heard the word “Caregiver” plenty of times and never did I think that the word would apply to me. I used to think that people became caregivers later in life, however I am fortunate enough to be one at 33. Becoming a caregiver out of the blue at a time when you are not prepared can put you in a tough situation. However, … Continue reading Misstakenid’s Caregiver Tips
When your parent reaches a certain age, like 69, you start to wonder about their health and well being. Well due some events in the past year my Dad, I affectionately refer to as “The Old Man”, had a life changing event take place. He became an amputee. So, let me tell you…when someone becomes an amputee the number one thing that you are always … Continue reading The Old Man Tales:Falling…It’s OK if you can get up. “
I have seen all of the talk about Meals on Wheels and how some people don’t think that this is an important program. Well here is my take on it. I will be honest before last year I wasn’t really sure what Meals on Wheels was, I knew that you could volunteer with them and deliver meals to the elderly, but that was about all … Continue reading Meals on Wheels: It is important to me.
Can you imagine being half way across the country and receiving a call that says, “Hey, they are taking me to Emergency Surgery in the morning.” This happened June 2, 2016. I was in Dallas, TX and was supposed to get on a flight to come home in the morning. (Keep in mind that I had been there for 46 days, but that is another … Continue reading VA Chronicles with The Old Man:The beginning