My body is simply exhausted from the stress and responsibilities I’ve taken on since my mother had her stroke. I still haven’t allowed myself to feel the grief in my heart at her losses. Her sudden plummet into vascular dementia and loss of speech and language comprehension due to her stroke are absolutely devastating, more so than my father’s dementia which has progressed over time.

Considering spending the weekend at a spa… I need it. I’ve earned it.

34 thoughts on “Exhausted

  1. dyane April 29, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I’m SO SO glad you’re going on Saturday!!!! It makes me very happy that you took this step to take care of yourself. You truly deserve it, Kitt.

    I’m a huge believer in the soothing/healing power of treatments such as massages, facials, etc. Although since I live in Santa Cruz, I’d exclude some of the truly hippy-granola spa treatments offered here. I’ll spare you the gory details!

    Soak it all in tomorrow, and know that we’re all rooting for you to feel a chunk of that burden lift off your shoulders. XOXOXO

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  2. Nurse Kelly April 29, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Enjoy every minute, Kitt – and don’t feel guilty about it. 🙂

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  3. Just Plain Ol' Vic April 29, 2016 / 6:13 am

    Yup, treat yourself and relax Kitt – you deserve it for sure!

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  4. laurelwolfelives April 29, 2016 / 5:40 am

    Oh, Kitt. When I was taking care of my dear friend who was dying from a brain tumor, one of the nurses told me that if I didn’t take a break, she would guarantee that I would be sick in a matter of days.
    Spend your weekend at the spa. You’ve earned it. This kind of care is incredibly stressful and if you get sick, who’s going to care for you?

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  5. stockdalewolfe April 29, 2016 / 4:40 am

    Go! Don’t walk, run, to a spa and take care of your body and mind. Caretaking is SO draining! My husband and I each lost 30 pounds taking care of my mother. Our doctor was so distressed that she told us to eat anything and everything. You take care of Kitt. Have a healthy, healing time! Hugs, Ellen xxoo

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  6. Bradley April 28, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    Kitt can’t help anyone for very long untless Kitt takes care of Kitt. But, you know that. You’ve been in my thoughts

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  7. Marie Abanga April 28, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Kitt, your body is requesting to feel and be fed. Do not overstretch your body considering your overall search for holistic wellbeing. And leave guilt behind please. Enjoy just wish you could go to the original spa in Belgium 🙂

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  8. Bipolar1Blog April 28, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    You definitely deserve it! Hope it revives your mind, body, and spirit. Hugs for you. ((()))

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