It’s been a long time since I have posted here and there are many reasons for that.   I have encountered a few challenges over the past few months with my mother who is 97 years of age.

She had been in and out of hospital for several months and I was spending my days and nights looking after her when she was out of hospital and at her residence.  Things got to a point where she was admitted to hospital and could no longer return to her residence and we had to look into a nursing home.

She is now somewhat settled into the nursing home, confined to a wheelchair and dependent on others to take her to meals, get her washed and dressed, etc.  I visit her daily for 1-4 hours, but she still wants me there more.  Just last night she had a crying session and that was after I had been there 2 1/2 hours.  She didn’t want me to leave.

I am unsure how long this challenge will last.  But I will do my best to keep looking after my mom.


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By Fran Watson

Involved in public speaking since 2000. Joined Toastmasters in 2002 and have served in all Executive roles including serving one year as the District Public Relations Officer. Achieved my DTM in 2014. Develop and facilitate workshops in the area of employment and career development.

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