Multigenerational Concerns

Today finds me thinking about multigenerational health concerns within my family.

This morning, I drove my daughter to an outpatient orthopedic clinic, for her foot to be recasted. Nearly three weeks ago, she broke her foot. It’s upsetting and frustrating to see her experience so much discomfort.

My ninety-year-old mother was recently discharged from the hospital. She needed to receive blood, due to experiencing internal bleeding. She also received IV diuretics. Excessive fluid buildup had temporarily caused shortness of breath. I have been very worried about her well-being.

I’m sandwiched in between my mother and my daughter, facing my own chronic health issues. Nevertheless, I’m very thankful to have been able to help my mother and my daughter during this especially stressful time.

I soon need to find alternate funding for disease-modifying medication for my relapsing-remitting MS. This is especially important because I have recently been informed that I now have lesions within my thoracic spine, as well as my brain.

While juggling all of these concerns, I’m trying to remotely teach a college course, plus transition to teletherapy sessions with my nursing home residents.

I feel especially stressed right now, but I know that these feelings will eventually pass. I’m simply trying to do my best with my current set of challenges.

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