What a day! Grocery shopping and banking with mom....... visited a bit - then right straight to Connie's for another 3 hours. I helped her see where all her bank accounts are at - and talked with her about some other stuff that would be good to change - but she's VERY set in her ways and just can't see doing things differently. Her kids have ideas of how things should be done and are sorta relying on me to help guide Connie into making these changes. But - Connie needs to maintain some control over her affairs - and I'm not going to push. I will present the idea and continue to drop into the conversation as time goes by, but she has to final say on how things are managed.
Mom's life is so extremely simple in comparison. My mother lives off a meager SS check - and when I say meager I mean, less than $10K a year. She has subsidized housing and lives very frugally. She keeps her apartment impeccably clean and tidy and knows where everything is if she needs it. Connie and her husband bring in more a month than my mother brings in all year. Military retirement, PERS, SS and investments. They are doing quite well. They moved into a retirement community last spring and they will live out their lives there. They have a beautiful house/duplex and are contracted to move through the stages of care as needed. I hope hubby and I can afford such a place when we need it. But that's not likely.
My gut has been in tip top shape today!!!! I've taken both PAs and had no pain or discomfort with either one. I've only eaten a small burger patty and a bowl of squash. Dinner is salmon and carrots. I'm cooking more squash for the next 2 days, then on to spinach.
I'm feeling very encouraged by the progress I'm seeing! Only 13 days in and I've had 3 days of no pain or diarrhea.
Weight - 184.2. Would love to see that drop again. My weight issue is becoming a matter of a clothing issue............ I have 2 pairs of jeans that I've been wearing for WAY TO LONG!!! They are wearing OUT! I have 4 pairs of jeans - brand new - hanging in my closet in the next lower size. It is a matter of buy 2 more jeans in the same size - or lose weight so I can fit into the ones hanging in my closet.