Whew! What A Busy Day!!

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
June 28, 2008 9:51pm CST
Hubby and I went to my parents to clean their house and boy did we!! lol We cleaned the kitchen, all three bathrooms, dusted the whole house, washed four loads of laundry - hung them out to dry and took them down, put them away, washed the pets bowls, cleaned the fish tank, vacuumed and scrubed the floors and laid the clean rugs down!! AND we helped both mom and dad fill out some forms for their new doctors. Mom was sooo happy to have a clean house once again! She says I've run myself ragged and I told her that I'm only doing what a daughter should which is helping her mom. Same thing she did when my grandmother was alive. No different. As for mom, she's not feeling good today at all. She fell in the bathroom and it seemed to have jarred her whole body. Dad was there but he couldn't catch her in time. She still has the pains in her side but she has an appointment with her doctor on Monday. We thought it was on Friday but someone had misread the appointment card but thankfully, mom had read it that morning and called me just in time for I was just about to leave to get her and take her to the appointment. Soooo that said, Monday it is and hopefully then we'll find out what is wrong with her. Please keep us all in your prayers!! And many thanks for being there for me and supporting me all the way!!
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@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
29 Jun 08
i'm sorry that you mom is hurt and not feeling due to it. I hope all goes well hun and that was so sweet of you to go and do that for your mom!!! take care.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Thanks bella. The pain in her side, we don't know what's causing it for it was before her fall. We hope to know tomorrow when she finally sees the doctor. I did only what a daughter should do for their mother if they can, meaning if they get along with each other. I don't know if I could've a year and a half ago when we were fighting so terribly but it wasn't my doing though, she had a nasty streak in her and she made me the target and I just had enough and fought back. But now things are much much better in which I'm so grateful!!
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
29 Jun 08
What a wonderful daughter you are to help clean like that and to take your mom to doctors appointments. Sorry your mom is not feeling well I hope the doctor can give her something to make her feel better but in the meantime she has a great daughter now do you wan to come clean my house?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Thanks... it did mean a lot to them. Mom can't do anything because she's recovering from a bad bad stroke. I don't mind helping at all and knowing it makes her feel good is all the more worth while. She has this pain in her side but doesn't know for sure what it is and tomorrow she's finally seeing the doctor. Now I've got MY house to clean now....
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 08
Well I hope that you will have a rest now Lady you must be shattered I know how your Mum feels as I am getting frustrated here not allowed to clean yet and it is driving me mad, I vacuumed yesterday and I am not suppose to and believe me I suffered but I could not see it any more I had to do it Today I have cleaned the Bathroom again I have overdone so I am laying of for a bit now before I end up back in Hospital lol But I hate being this helpless I hope that your Mum is ok now and the fall did not do to much damage I really hope they will sort that Pain out for her to Hugs to you
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Does gabs need a good spanking? If only I were close by, I'd give you one!! lol Now stop all that cleaning and go lay down so you can heal correctly. I'm sure you don't want to end up in the hospital again nor do you want a relapse. Mom's wrist is what hurts the most but I think her body hurts too from the fall, all except for the pain in her side. We'll find out tomorrow what's wrong with her.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Good for you! I bet doing all those things just meant the world to them! I appreciate it when someone does things for me. Yesterday my daughter in law came and put together a futon for me and it took all afternoon...so I know how your parents feel! I'll add you to my prayers!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Thanks jillhill... it did mean a lot to them. Mom can't do anything because she's recovering from a bad bad stroke. I don't mind helping at all and knowing it makes her feel good is all the more worth while. You're a great mother in law because for your daughter in law to come over and do that for you says it all. Mine was the complete and total opposite however she's gone now, may God rest her soul.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
29 Jun 08
Wow you have been a busy pair! I bet you are both worn out but it is lovely how you have been there for your mum like you have, and your Dad. I hope that all goes OK for your Mum at the docs on Monday. xx
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Yes we were very tired but it felt good too for we put in a good days work where it was needed and it made mom feel good so it was all the more worth while.
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• Australia
29 Jun 08
Sounds like you really have done your best - good on you! Doesn't it feel great to give back some to your mum after all she has done for you, looking after you as baby and all. Although, it does sound like you have done an exceptional cleaning job - might have to get you to come over my place! Your poor mum falling over in the bathroom - its a slippery hard place. Maybe if you get some bruise cream to bring any bruises out faster it will ease some of her pain. Also you could try a heat pack for her muscle aches and pains. I shall keep my fingers crossed that everything goes well at her appointment on monday and they will find something to stop her pains in her side. May God be with you.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 08
It is good that you have done your part as a daughter. We are duty bound to look after our aged parents and it is by this example that we instill on our own children so that we will be taken care of when our time comes.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Well, I don't nessessarily feel duty bound because I love my parents very much and am willing to move Heaven and the Earth for them. However, it is the right thing to do for if it weren't for them, I wouldn't be here. lol Hubby and I can't have children so we often wonder who will care for us in our old age. Time will tell. But I can wait. lol
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Your such a good daughter to take care of your mom.Thats only shows how much you love her.I know your mom feel so lucky to have a daughter like you.I hope your mom will be feeling better soon.I will pray for her fast recovery.
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I'm sorry to hear about this sad news.I hope everything will be fine for you.Just remember that in every sadness theres always happiness and in every sacrifices, there always success at the end.Take care!
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
1 Jul 08
Good to hear the appointment went well! I hope it does help her. I didn't know your son got hit by a car!! Is he okay? Goosh I hope so!! I will keep you in my prayers dear, you and the rest of your family!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Hi Tammy, if you consider my cat my son then you're so right!! Yes he got hit and who ever it was, left him to die!! If you see my discussion about it, you'll see the sign I put in my front yard! I hope the dirt bag sees it and realizes what a mistake he/she made. Now the sign tells the cost of the vet bill!! $617.55!! I'll never see the light of day when it comes to credit this and credit that! ARG!! Everything is costing more and more and we, the consumer, are the ones suffering!
@mummymo (23709)
30 Jun 08
Oh honey I am hoping that things go well with your Mom today and there is something simple he can do to help! I really do not know how you are still standing and I am in awe of your strength, hugs as always xxxx
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Awww mummymo!! lol I guess it comes from my childhood and all the hell I had to endure from the time I was 13 years old on up. Actually it started when I was 8 but it got much worse when I was 13 and I got strength to go on from years and years of hell. It made me a stronger person as well as more sensitive to others needs as well. Today went well for mom, she got the medications she needed so hopefully she'll be on the up and up from here.
@Hatley (159442)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 08
hi CatsandDogs I am sending my prayers to you and your mom and dad and hope you can find out monday what is wrong with your mom. I hope too its something that can be helped at once so she will soon be out of pain.Its so nice of you and your hubby to clean your moms home for her, and I know she really appreciated it too. Falls at our age are so scary. two years ago I fell, firt time ever, and broke, no smashed is a better word, my left shoulder. a stupid trip and fall and my life was changed forever as I had to have surgery to take out the broken smashed bones and put in a shoulder joint replacement, they teased me calling me the bionic woman, but actually it wasnt that funny as I still do not have full use of my left arm. no no fun at all. my best wishes. good luck and God bless. hatley
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Oh Hatley! Dang sweetie!! I know just what you mean too for I've fallen on my shoulder too a few years ago when I was in Arkansas and that hurts like hello!! My arm was in a sling for two weeks but luckily I didn't break anything. All I knew was my leg went one way and the other went the other way and it was either my hip or my shoulder and since I already had hip problems I chose my shoulder and dang that hurt!! I can't imagine being in your shoes and breaking it!! I think "they" were trying to make light of your situation by calling you the bionic woman to make you smile, not to make fun of you but, of course, it fell flat. I'm sorry sweetie. I just started another discussion a second ago and I might get kicked off of here because we're having an awfully bad storm. My lights are going off and on and flickering so if I don't come back on here, it's because I had to go back to my parents in the morning. Mom fell again. I'm so worn out.