Adventures with The Old Man: The Old Man gets a Smart Phone

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

Adventures with the Old Man:Our First Veteran’s Amputee Picnic

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

VA Chronicles with The Old Man: Part II

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

Misstakenid’s Caregiver Tips

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

The Old Man Tales:Falling…It’s OK if you can get up. “

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. “