Confession: I feel like such a bad daughter. Last night Dad called and he was so excited because Mom was able to stand for a few minutes holding on to these bars at her rehab facility. I was on the phone and for whatever reason I just didn’t want to hear it. It is a mix between struggling to care and struggling to hope. I think my exact response in my head (not out loud) was thinking that’s great, is she going to stand tomorrow? My exact response out loud was “that’s so great Dad. Wow. That is amazing.”
I mean I feel awful that I had this thought. That I continue to have thoughts like this. Sister K said, we have to let Dad just be Dad with all this because maybe he needs this so he can get a better idea of where Mom is at and how she will or will not improve. She is probably right. But I just feel like I have really limited patience or ability to “fake” excitement right now. So instead I have kind of pulled back from checking in on Mom’s progress or getting updates as often.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not struggling with my relationship with my family…I am just feeling off about everything going on right now.
I feel bad about it. I continue to feel bad about it. I don’t know why I am feeling this way right now but I am. I just needed to come here and say it. I needed to tell someone.
Thank you for being my someones.
As a mother of three grown boys, don’t be so hard on yourself. 🙂 I’m a firm believer when one receives the diagnosis of MS, it truly becomes a disease of their loved ones. Just as we have our ups and downs, both physically and emotionally, so will you, and that’s okay, process and move on. When you’re having these moments, reach out to your parents. They don’t want you to worry – I’m talking from experience here! 🙂