Hi Lizbeth, I have been getting caught up on your thread. All that has been going on with your mom. That is a difficult surgery. My dad went through it twice. Once in his 50’s and then when he was 70. So much harder on him and a slower recovery when he was 70. I can really empathize with what you are going through. What you went through. I know it can really take a lot out of a person. You need recovery, too. Sometimes that isn’t possible for the caregiver. I am realizing now that this time after my mom’s death has been my recovery time. Try, try, try to take care of yourself. I believe you are still recovering from your husband’s death as well as dealing with your mother’s mental and physical health. I am glad you will get a vacation, but this is by no means all the care you will need. Seek support for you concerning your mother. I never did with my mom, and it is something I regret.
I am glad to get caught up on your new posts, Lizbeth, but I am sorry for all that you have recently gone through. I am going to try to be better about keeping in touch. Prayers and hugs.