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Old 12-02-2003, 10:49 PM
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My MIL had a stroke and we just found out she will need 24 hour care. She is mentally OK but is having a hard time with moving her left side. So - it looks like we are moving into a bigger house and my inlaws will be living with me. Clearly this puts my training and life on hold for who knows how long. Once I get a schedule and settled in the new house I should find SOME schedule I can do. We will have a home health nurse coming everyday to give me a break so I can workout then I guess. The thought of packing up 2 FULL houses and moving while taking care of them PLUS my six kids - OMG I need a drink! OK - I won't have one but I can dream right?
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:47 PM
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Wish I had some wise words for you or could say "everything will be ok" and it would be!
Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Things will be tough for awhile but with Gods help you can get through it!
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Old 12-03-2003, 03:21 AM
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I think you are a hero!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:54 AM
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Wow, I can't even imagine! I don't know what to say other than I know you can do it and I'll keep you in my prayers.

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Old 12-03-2003, 08:57 AM
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you're amazing to do all of that.

good luck with this big change. i hope you're able to find help with this, because that is a lot for one person to take.
Old 12-03-2003, 09:33 AM
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Hi Amy! You and your family will definitely be in my prayers. I know it will be particularly difficult at first as there is a lot of work to be done and this will be a huge adjustment for all. But I would encourage you to find little pockets of time for rejuvenation here and there. Even it it's only a 20 minute walk, a bubble bath, or 15 min with your scriptures. People tend to focus on the one who's ill, but this is very taxing for the caregiver. How you take care of yourself in all of this will be very important to how it all goes, how you interact with your children and those around you, etc. I know it seems overwhelming, but try to find those times for you in there somewhere. It will make all the difference in the world.

Lean on God (as always!) and your friends during this time for the help you need for YOU!

God bless!

Old 12-03-2003, 10:40 AM
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Hey,I am so sorry you have to go through so much. Try to take some deep breaths and meditate before your days working out in when you can, and once your schedule levels out, you'll be back. Maybe this is a good time to let your body take a rest, you'll only come back stronger!
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:42 AM
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:55 AM
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Wow! That's a lot to handle at once. Good luck and I'll say a few prayer for you!

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Old 12-03-2003, 04:10 PM
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oh wow, amy! when it rains, it pours! you've been through a few big traumas/stresses lately. i'm glad your MIL survived her stroke. hopefully, she'll recover some more function in that left side. if her stroke was fairly recent, there's a good chance that she can regain some function (there's a window of time where recovery is more likely &amp; then it drops off--i'm thinking its in the 1-3 month might know this.)

what a blessing you &amp; your family are to be so intimately involved &amp; committed to your in-laws care...very unselfish &amp; encouraging to me!

as the others suggested, try &amp; take a little time for yourself each day. with six kids you've probably learned that if you can find even a little time to take care of your own needs, you'll be far more efficient &amp; giving when it comes to caring for others.

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