I worked the first couple of hours yesterday and ended up taking the rest of the day off. Like I told my boss. "I'm kind of a mess today!". During the previous night, now my left eye (2 years ago it was my right eye, and occasionally still is) started having sharp pain when I happened to open it to look at the clock. It was irritated and a little blurry all day yesterday, not to mention my back was still hurting some and after 3 days of that was just wearing me down.
Because of my right eye problems I have kept the eye drops and ointment the specialist had me use on hand (they are both OTC) so I applied them to my left eye all day and the ointment at night. Much better this morning and so is the back pain.
I got to the city at 10am to see mom for a visit and pickup groceries. 81 degrees in her apartment. I didn't bother turning on the a/c. She would just end up saying every 5 minutes "are you cold?" LOL. Her desk and little dining table were very neat and tidy for a change. I stayed an hour. I decided that is enough time for several reasons, but mostly that is about all I can do repeating the same conversations and answering the same questions, not to mention sitting in a hot room like that. Also, because she really has no concept of length of time anymore, so me spending more time doesn't register with her brain anymore, anyway. In fact, I'm sure by this evening (or earlier) she won't even remember I was there this morning.
She has a picture on her desk of her, me and dd while in Hawaii many years ago. At least 3 times she mentioned the picture (as always). At least she does seem to have a little bit of memory it was from a vacation we took. Then she will say "we'll have to go again and spend some of my money". I just smile and say ya, maybe one of these days we can do that again. But sadly, it's not going to happen. I can't imagine trying to travel and stay somewhere unfamiliar with someone who has Alzheimer's. It would not be a vacation, anymore, at this point.
When I was refilling some pills in her dispenser she did seem to remember "the ladies" come to remind her. But then said "well, I don't think I really need them to"........after we just spent 2 minutes before that with me telling her several times she doesn't take any medications in the morning, only after dinner.
I left at 11 and had my grocery pick up scheduled between 11 and 12. Stopped at Home Depot for a couple of mums and got a text my order was delayed. I went and sat and waited at Walmart. Finally at 11:45 it was ready. I had planned on being home by then, but with the delay I was hungry driving home and getting a bit of a headache. I should have just grabbed one of the water bottles and drank it on the way home but I didn't think of it.
It was really nice outside watering the flowers this evening. Temps are finally going down some. Much more pleasant at 77 instead of 94 at 7:30pm.