Gee I had this frustrating conversation with mother yesterday.This is like reliving one of those exasperating moments that I felt as a kid.One of those ‘Damned if you do…damned if you don’t moments.’It sent me into a day long slump.
My mother at 77 years of age is dealing with a torn rotator cuff.I know she is in lots of pain.She told me if she can get operated on and well, she wasn’t going to do yard work like she did before.Mom and Dad have always been the most hard working people I know. They have done well financially not because of superior intellect but through thrift and back-breakiing labor as a retiredRN, a hospital nursing administrator, a master gardener running a small nursery, a staff sergeant in theair force medical core, a school teacher, a weekend barberand a beneficiary of the economic times in which they conservatively lived. I asked her if she needed me to do anything for her.Big mistake.
So what do I do?