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Our son Tom.

Every weekend,our son Tom comes over and does things around the house to help me out. Today it was something simple like picking up dog poop. Then he fixed my computer in the office because it had bit the dust. He said it was a quick fix. :) (For him,not us) My right side continues to grow weaker as time goes on while I wait to see the doctor, so he helps me with everything. Dishes, dinner, loading the dishwasher,doing laundry and anything else that comes up. He's a very nice young man. (Well, not that young anymore, he's 38.) Tomorrow he is going shopping with me and doing all of the lifting part. Now here is the odd part. He used to be a drug addict. (I guess he always will be) He has completely turned his life around. We didn't see him for 12 years. It was as if he was dead. Those were a hard and sad 12 years. So, now it's almost like he's trying to make up for lost time. I'm not complaining. He's a full time student in college and works part time to support himself. It's like having another person around here and we sure like him. We don't know what turned his life around, but we don't really care. He's in our life now and that's all that matters. We're all making up for lost time. Today he was painting a little piece of mountain scape with Samantha and he was going to throw this out. I told him to sign it and I was having it framed. He said it was crap. Artists! They are such perfectionists. It was really nice and simple, just the way I wanted it. So now Ihave two to frame and put on my bedroom walls. Did I mention he also tattoos in his spare time? He's so very talented, it's amazing. A tattoo shop in Tucson has contacted him and want to give him a spot to do his thing at their store. He's thinking about it. It'll depend on how much they would take out for their portion. He was very flattered that they knew who he was and how good he is. Their words,not his. So basically, it's true. A person can change,no matter what. And I thank God every day that he came around. We're very proud of him. :)


Oct. 28th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
My father told me once that I would still be his little girl even if I was 90. Guess that must be true for all parents. Glad you have him back, and have help while you aren't feeling well. Back during my most recent medical downswing, when they were sure I had MS to go with my CP a few years ago, I had what sounds like many of the same issues, and I don't think I would have managed much of any household stuff on my own. Thank goodness for my Chandi and my friends and other family.

I hope you get to see your doctors soon. I know all about how frustrating that can be. Currently, I have a family doctor, a physiatrist, a neurologist, a rheumatologist and a orthopedic surgeon, but getting them all was a long, convoluted and confusing process. Here's hoping they approve and see you soon, and then are whole bucketfuls of helpful, post haste!
Oct. 28th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your thoughts and hopes for my mental and physical health. I will keep you posted.

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