Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Coming together

Thank you, Immi and PJ, for your prayers and encouragement. This morning is much better. I look forward to cooking, cleaning, and preparing for Bible study.

I visited Mom yesterday and she too was doing better - less confused and physically improved. I had a meeting with the social worker and we discussed how she has been over the past while - how she had managed with independent living and where she's at now. Our conclusion was that she should probably go into a nursing home. But we'll wait until she recovers more before making the final decision. My hopes and prayers are that she'll be closer to where I live - much closer.

Neat thing about Mom though is that she's still in good spirits. She even laughs a fair amount. Wouldn't it be great if that continued? Visiting means a good time for both of us.

I'm sorry I've been complaining so much in this blog. But when you have bipolar disorder, off days are worrisome, aren't they? You wonder if it's the beginning of something more severe. You wonder if you're going to be able to meet your commitments. And it's such a relief when you wake up feeling better, as I am today.

"This is the day the Lord has made..." And I'm thankful.

8 comments:

P.J. said...

SO GLAD to hear that you are feeling better and that your mom is feeling better!! Thank God that His mercies are new every morning, and that we can start each day with the knowledge that He's with us.

I agree that sometimes those of us with bipolar worry about mood changes a lot. When I am down a little, I wonder if I'm going to keep heading in that direction.

Hope you have a wonderful day! The sun is shining here, and there's a blue sky!

Wellness Writer said...

Marja,
Glad to hear about your mom feeling better. When my mom was truly ill, she retained her sense of humor and it made all the difference.

Hopefully, you'll find a great place for her to live where she can get the help she needs.

I don't think you've been complaining. Rather, you're just sharing the stressors in your life, and finding people who empathize.

Susan

Immi said...

Yay! I'm glad you're both feeling better. I'm the same way about moods too. Must be normal for us folks with bipolar. Have a super day :)

P.S. I hadn't notice that you've been complaining.

marja said...

Thanks, PJ. It's almost 6 pm here and the day has been a good one. We even had sunshine as well.

marja said...

Thank you, Susan, for empathizing. Your mom kept her good sense of humor as well, eh? It's so neat to have her be so confused yet not lose her personality. I talked to someone from the hospital today and she said Mom is walking around with her walker, talking to everyone. She seems to be doing better, knowing she's being cared for. She was so anxious before.

marja said...

immi, I'm glad I don't come across as complaining. Really, my bad moments are relatively short-lived now-a-days and I have much to be thankful for.

Merelyme said...

oh my...i feel like i cannot catch up with my favorite bloggers. i am sorry for being a poor friend lately. and i do hope you are doing okay.

marja said...

Thanks, Merely Me. Don't worry at all. I know what it's like not to be able to keep up. Yes, I'm doing not too badly. Life is crazy but I'm coping.