Monday, August 1, 2011
Monday--can I trust this day?
I've noticed that C. hasn't been upbeat lately and has been tired. But she just had heart surgery in late February so I thought that had something to do with it. It perhaps does because her doctor told her that depression is common with those who have had a heart attack and subsequent surgery. Just this morning she said that she is tired of the stress of her parents (after the phone call that her mother fell) and had thought about talking to me about her depressed feelings but thought that the depression would go away. She rarely talks to her sponsor who is suffering from lung cancer. I told her she could talk to me about anything because I love her. She said that she holds things in because that is the "way I am and what I have always done." I hope to have the wisdom to say what is kind and loving because I am worried about her.
Her mother insists on not using the walker and took a fall on the hardwood floor. The EMT personnel are there now. I am heading over there to check up on things.
It's Monday. What can I say other than that it is living up to all the Monday cliches. Strangely, I feel okay because I know that really I am not in charge of what happens. I need to be an ear, a hand, and an open mind. I believe that I can do that.
Posted by Syd at 8/01/2011 10:59:00 AM