Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Getting things done.

I've got several things to do this week.  The most important one was that mom had to go to the pain clinic yesterday,   Taking her there is grueling for several reasons.  First of all, she lives north of the clinic and I live south of it, so I have to drive an hour to go get her, 45 minutes back to the clinic, then wait in there for 2 or 3 hours, then back to the assisted living facility and then back home.  It takes a while.  The bad part is that there is not a whole lot that can be done for her back and the doctor didn't do anything yesterday, we just talked.  She has some slipped disks and other issues that can't be repaired surgically because there are just so many of them and so she's just going to have to suffer.  It's very hard watching someone be in pain and not being able to do anything about it.   I did talk to the nurse at her assisted living facility yesterday and that day, she had been given her scheduled pain meds, but had also had Aspercream rubbed on her back and a massage, so they are really doing a good job with it.  That made me feel better.  Still, it's difficult.  I don't really think that the pain clinic deals with a lot of dementia patients either, because they just keep asking her questions over and over and she has no idea.  It's frustrating.

While there at the clinic, I did some drawing and some reading and some crocheting done.  All of that helps the time pass more quickly.  And there's the radio for the road time, thank goodness.  Gotta have my tunes.  :-P

 So 2 1/2 to 3 hours of this ...
and 4 hours of this.

Fun, fun times.

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