There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fat Rolls

Yes I am talking about the rolls of fat around our tummies and our back fat . I hate back fat. The fat that hangs over your bra kind of under the arm or over the back.
Mom is losing weight due to poor eating habits but I think that makes her jelly roll or spare tire even worse. All that lose fat. I work hard and so does the aid cleaning and putting lotion or rash med. in between them to keep them clean and fresh. But the aid found a raw spot under a roll I have never even noticed. It is a few inch's under her left arm. Starting under her breast and going all the way round to her back. Oh, that nasty back fat. It is a small roll but it has a raw spot or rash. We make sure she has lotion under her breast always but we missed that little roll. We have it covered in diaper rash med. right now but Monday the aid is bringing some real good med. to put on it that will heal it right up she said. Thank goodness she found it. Darn I am mad at myself. Remember I had gotten lazy on days when the aid did not come.Time for me to get unlazy. Doubt I will but I sure need too.


  1. OK Karen! This post made me laugh and then cry.

    I'm determined to stay on my diet so I will never have to worry about back fat again. I never want my children to have to do for me what you are doing in love for your Momma.

    You are a huge inspiration to me.

    Totally unselfish love.

    This must, must, MUST be a God-thing.

    Love, Rebecca

  2. Don't be hard on yourself, Karen. That's why you have an aid.

    About being lazy, do you read Scripture or other books? What is nourishing you, the caregiver? Other blogs? Hobbies? What would you do if you didn't take care of Mom?

  3. Just know I am sending lots of positive energy your way ... all the time!

  4. Karen, I don't think you're lazy at all. You have so much to do and you can't possibly see and do everything. I'm so glad you have the aid to help you out.......

  5. You are NOT lazy – far from it! Sadly, you are among a minority of people who would put their own lives on hold (even if they could) to lovingly care for a parent.
    The good news is that you caught it and it’s being treated. As the aid says, it will get it healed right up.

  6. You lazy!? I don't think so. You are wonderful to take such good and loving care of your mom. A lot of people wouldn't do it at all.
    That sounds painful and I hope the medicine did its job.


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