Keeping a Positive Attitude

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When I can get mom to go outside, then that is a better day. It’s harder and harder to get her outside and having ulcerative colitis really hinders her desire to want to go out and that is quite comprehensible. This morning I tried, but she was exhausted from the condition.

Just talked with her on the phone now and I can always tell when she’s distracted (the TV was on) and her comprehension was a little off, not a lot, just a little. Many times, my daughter and I tell her to mute the TV when we call; sometimes she does that and other times, not. I didn’t remind her to do that now cause I wasn’t saying anything terribly important.

I am focusing on the good. Mom continues to live in her own home and get around on her own 2 feet…Hallelujah!  I walked in the park after Mom’s this morning and I also visited my little coffee shop in town and sat outside a few minutes chillaxin’ with a cappuccino.

Today’s Menu:

B: 1/2 Mini Bagel with Melted Swiss Cheese     A few slices of Peeled Cooked Apple  Decaf

L:  Finish salmon from yesterday  A Little Store bought Potato Salad   Decaf

D: 1/2 Cornish Hen     Salad   Finish Cooked Apples from Breakfast

 

I’ll Take This Morning

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Haven’t a clue yet as to if the new med is helping mom or not, but the morning started off well. She’s not stressed out about anyone visiting and therefore can really relax and do her thing, which includes frequent visits to the bathroom. 

Last night on the phone, mom told me she ate everything I left for dinner, which surprised me, I thought some of the meatloaf slice would be left over for today’s lunch. I’m glad it wasn’t.

It’s another sticky day outside, so I know that mom is comfortable in her home that has fans and air conditioners that she has no problems putting on.

She finished all of the library books and is reading something from her bookshelf. I went to the library after Mom’s this morning and found 2 paperbacks she may enjoy. I also have books on order with the library that should be coming in for mom today or tomorrow. She likes small-sized mysteries…not too wordy with description or narratives, more dialogue. I am her Personal Librarian and do the footwork.

My husband just brought home some fresh Salmon Trout that he’ll make tonight  and I’ll be able to bring a piece over to Mom’s tomorrow morning for her dinner tomorrow night. We all love Salmon Trout, it’s a wild fish.

I’ll Take Today because, thus far, it’s very calm!

Today’s Menu:
B: One 2″ Blueberry Pancake (courtesy of my husband)   2 Scrambled Egg Whites  1 Peeled/Sliced Cooke Apple with Cinnamon    Decaf Coffee

L:  Swiss Cheese Slices over Chopped Salad with Ground Pepper and Lemon Juice

D: 1/2 Roasted Cornish Hen    Cooked Carrots and Cooked Asparagus

Low carbs in the 3 meals because Mom may have a snack…maybe a cookie…maybe a thin piece of cake from her freezer…whatever.