Sending The Old Year Out, Welcoming The New Year In
December 30, 2016 10:38pm CST
Well, 2016 was an interesting year. Thank goodness it wasn't like past years with just a few things happening. As most of you know I am living here with my daughter and grandson. My daughter bi-polar and my grandson is ODD. Ugh! In past years the manic phases were horrible and the ODD outbursts were awful. They have come a long way though and this last year was so quiet and uneventful compared to past years. The PSR(social worker) that used to come out and help my daughter and grandson had to quit. The facility where she worked needed her to be recertified and she couldn't see doing for the amount of hours she had now. Only about four a week and she would have to pay for the recertification. Her input and time spent with my daughter will be greatly missed. There are time a mom needs to get away and she was so great. Sping came in with me being diagnosed with a cataract. My first experience with that gunk they put in your eye and the doctor said I would go forward with it until it got back and then I would have surgery on it. Last spring I had given up driven. Just felt it was getting too expensive to keep my 1991 Subraru on the road. Glad I did now. Then we had the big fire up by Lucky Peak. It went on for months. I think spring will be interesting because of all the brush that is gone. No flash floods please! My grand daughter came to visit in November and said she was pregnant with her third child. She has no real job, her boyfriend is not what she had hoped, and she doesn't seem to have many prospects. She goes "off the grid" (what I call it) for months and we don't hear from her. I hope she lets us know about the baby. She does have a cell but it is sometimes turned off. It can be frustrating wondering about her but, she is an adult and will do as she pleases. I hope she has a good year and will do better at keeping in touch with us. My daughter is doing well. She only had two manic phases this year. One in the spring and one right now that started December 18th. They are hard on me because she reverts back to acting like a teenager. Irresponsible, narcissistic and immature. She and I don't communicate very well. It's like deeling with a teen. Luckily they are getting much further apart and less horrid. Josh is doing well. His ODD is much less pronounced than it used to be even a year or so ago. I can't beleive he went from being charged for parental abuse to how he is now. He still gets mad and has his fits but not like he used to. He is doing well in school also. Last year he ended with D's and an F or two. This last quarter he got A's and B's. This next quarter(ending January 19th) won't be as good probably because he missed a few days and is terrible about making up work. I am doing okay. October 6th Josh and I had a scuffle and he pushed me. I fell back and tried to correct myself with my right arm and ending up dislocating it. Now, lets stop right here. I don't blame Josh. He hasn't been charged although his school's policeman and the regular police both looked rather unhappy when I said I wouldn't be charging him. I think there is a big difference between him impulsively holding the Xbox to him as if protecting it and pushing me away when I tried to take it back from him. Physcial therapy is going well and the shoulder is nearly back to normal. I am so thrilled and proud of myself for doing the work it has taken to get me to this stage in the healing process. It has been quite an adventure with closed MRI's and all. Whoa! I do hope that all of you have a wonderful new year ahead and lots of goals set for a prosperous and interesting new year ahead. Happy New Year!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
15 Jan 17
Did you ever have the cataract surgery?? It is so easy and fast! I had to give up my car in 2004 and though I miss it sometimes it is because I don't have a car that I can go out to the movies, eat out, go to shows, etc. I can't do MRI's--even open ones! Happy New Year!
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 17
No, I haven't. Was just diagnosed last summer. The eye doctor said that we would keep an eye on it and when it gets bad do the surgery. I don't look forward to it although it has gotten worse. Either that or the glasses I am using have a film on them. I miss having a car too. I missed going around to see the Christmas lights this year. Going to the store. I hope I never have to have another MRI. Even the open one was nearly more than I could bare. The last few minutes of it I thought I would scream.