My Grandmommy (the one with Alzheimers) has been in town all week. She's declining pretty rapidly. They (my mom and aunt) took her car away so she tried to drive the riding lawnmower to the store (5 miles away). So they took that away and she walked to the store. All of this for a pack of smokes. My Aunt Nina is adding on to her house (yep, apparently you can add on to a trailer) a little apartment for Gmommy, but until that's done Gmommy will be living with my mom. I took G out for the day on Wednesday. It's so weird/sad cause sometimes she's still right there with it. She's cognizant enough to know what's going on (she told me today "I'm not all there up here anymore") but she has major memory slips, lots of confusion, and focuses on strange things. I think living with my mom will be good for her. Hot as Hale works from home ("your mom's friend" as G calls him), so he can keep an eye on her while Mom's at work.
As for me, I had a follow up appointment with my neurologist who did some more tests and referred me to a surgeon. I saw the surgeon today and will be having my right arm operated on on the 11th. Boy, it's sure easy to take your arms for granted. I didn't realize how much I do with my right one. Just visiting the loo will be a whole change in operation. I tried it tonight with Lefty and it was kind of awkward and uncoordinated. My Dr. says I'll be bandaged up for about 5 days then it will take around a month before it feels better again. The cool part though? I don't have to go under general anesthesia, just local. So I can watch! I wonder if they'll let me take pictures?
To end on a less depressing, medical note, I stopped by my sister's the other day and found my youngest nephew hanging out in his mama's lingerie.
Oh! And, I found one of my very favorite Americ@'s Funniest Videos clips online. It features a pug and I have it saved on our DVR. It cracks me up every single time. It is only about 30 seconds so be sure to watch til the end. Check it out!