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I don't think we can ever completely crack this to be honest @Sarasa. Mum still talks about home but I don't get into challenging her about that -I help her validate what home is. So I ask what home is like and who is with her etc. What her home looks like. She will remember me, but not as I am now and so I tell her the 'me' that she remembers will be here tomorrow, and I am in that moment whoever she wants me to be....its not always obvious and not alyways easy to reveal what's really in their thoughts, but I always smile at her and she reads that as a positive and the smile comes back
Yes the thread in a way is in honour of mum, though I seem to talk a lot about me. There are a number threads and posts that resonate on here with me as well. A hard journey that life throws at us with difficult choices to make. I would do it all again if I had to as painful as it can be.
Thanks @Woohoo, I think I will settle eventually -time is always a good healerI agree , I think it’s a relief that mum is settled and I am sorry you are the one struggling, can imagine how much worse you would feel if Mum was unsettled . Hope work helps in terms of getting back in to a routine albeit a different one . Take care .
Thanks @anxious annie. As the days go by I am getting better and as I see mum now it was the right thing to do in the end. When I return to work I won't have all of that worry that has gone before and will be able to focus on my jobHi, Palerider
I am so pleased to hear that your mum is settling in well at the care home. You are bound to have mixed feelings , but hope that being back at work will take your mind off anxieties for a while , and you will be able to spend quality time with your mum and know that she is being well looked after when you are not there X