A week had passed since her Mother's funeral, Serena found herself typically withdrawing from her loved ones. It is not that she meant to it was just the way she had learnt to deal with traumatic times. Thankfully, in this week she had not heard from Edward since his accident at the funeral, which for Serena stood as a big deal. Even Eleanor felt tempted to cut off her father, but in the end, she just could not do it, despite telling her mother she had. For Eleanor, it was also easy to pretend as talking to her mother, was always a difficult task.
On multiple occasions she could not tell her care providers about each other for fear of repercussions. This eventually led to two uncoordinated treatment plans, as they “were not funded” to talk to each other. As I was listening to Carol’s story, I realized that her story is one of many patients. Sure, she was lucky that her husband had advocated on her behalf when she was most vulnerable and she took over once she could but how many people could not? Juggling only two balls in the air becomes tricky once we name them “patient care” and “budget”.
My mother lived in her home for 50 years. Getting my mother to leave her home and all that was familiar to her was not easy task. She did not feel like she had to leave because she thought she could take care of herself. Some of the reason according to Mayo Clinic Staff (n.d.) is “If your loved one is in need of care, he or she is likely dealing with loss — physical loss, mental loss, the loss of independence. Accepting care may mean relinquishing privacy and adjusting to new routines.” (para.2).
Yes, life went on but grandma is still trapped in the past. When dad came home from the hospital she announces she has hired a new help. Dad has told grandma countless times why they had to cut down on the help but she refuses accept the fact, rather than helping herself. I am scared. I am scared I might lose another little sister.
She lived with her grandmother and grandfather for two years, until her grandmother realized that she wasn’t physically and mentally able to handle a girl at such a young age. She then moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to live with her aunt and her cousin (Thinkquest, 5). The thought of her brothers still being in her former home environment in Maine hurt her. She tried to think of a way to get at least one of her brothers, the sickly one, to come and be with her. She knew that her extended family was financially able to take in another child, and if she showed responsibility, there would be no problem (Wilson, 40).
She continuously struggled since who she once was had changed in certain physical aspects leaving her to start from a lesser version of what she expected to be. Clara reveals that she often felt alone and incapable of doing more because of the way she was viewed as well. Her family would pick up her slack or assume that she couldn’t handle many situations giving her no chance to grow. She was often embarrassed but turned this research process into a therapeutic process that helped her see the light at the end of the tunnel. It took a long time for her to believe in herself again, against what others may see her as.
In the short story "Shiloh", written by Bobbie Sue Mason, Norma Jean and Leroy are an older married couple that are experiencing new roadblocks in their relationship. Leroy is injured in a trucking accident while, so he is unable to until his knee heals, but he is nervous to go back to trucking. Norma Jean his wife is use to being home without Leroy and does not know how to handle him being around so often. Her mother Mabel has decided to somewhat take Leroy’s place by hanging around he house more then he ever thought she did. She helps Norma Jean, but she also is a burden.
They moved to another state and this happened every few years. You can imagine how stressful it must be to leave everyone you know and move to a city of strangers. She was lonely, so her Mom gave her some advice. She said to knock on a neighbors' door and introduce herself. My friend did, but that advice didn't turn out exactly the way Mom expected.
Her daughter Cornelia brought Doctor Harry to check Granny but she keeps shooing him away. Doctor Harry confirms however that Granny Weatherall does not have much time left in this world. Cornelia wants to take care of her mother but Granny Weatherall told her to leave her alone and that she will be fine. Granny Weatherall was too stubborn to see that she is dying but she started to doubt. Granny Weatherall later think about her long life and the hardship she been through as a single mother raising her children.
Her profession as a police officer came about from her desire to “serve and protect” because she could not do so as a child. Arleen has two brothers, one that she keeps in contact with and one that she does not. The day of our first visit my client seemed edgy and relayed to us that she has been feeling extremely stressed lately. Her husband and her have not been getting along because of her edginess. She says she has not been able to sleep, and does not want to go back to work or visit any of her fellow colleagues.