Day 358 – Coffee Break

28 Mar

Today has been a long day. I woke feeling a little under the weather and I didn’t sleep well either. I had dreams all night about being thirsty, how strange is that? I remember that every two minutes in my dream I had to get a glass of water and by the time I woke up I was exhausted from running around looking for things to drink. It is so odd how a dream can affect your day because even though you slept the entire night you do not feel like you got any rest at all.

In addition to that I have been very worried about my mom. If you read this blog at all you know how much I love my family and my mom means the absolute world to me. She had stints put in her heart several months back and they told her that the chest pains she had been having should disappear completely. Well they haven’t and she is being so stubborn about going to see the doctor. She keeps saying “I only have to go once a year!” and I keep trying to explain that is only the case if she is feeling fine. My mom never complains and before this happened she could run circles around every single person in our family. Now, even though she doesn’t complain I can see the pain on her face if we walk too much or too fast. I can see how exhausted she gets and she tries not to let anyone know. I am very worried and have recruited my sisters to annoy her until she agrees to go to see the doctor or we are going to make an appointment for her and escort her in. She gets really annoyed with me for bugging her about it but if it means keeping her around for many many years she can be mad at me all she wants.

Thanks for listening to me go on and on. Sometimes we just need to get things out to deal with them and oddly enough I feel much better.


15 Responses to “Day 358 – Coffee Break”

  1. T Strickland March 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    I can sympathize with the experiences with your Mom. My mother had stints placed into her arteries last year. She’s finally exercising and eating healthier of a very big scare. I will keep you and your Mom in my prayers.

    BTW, I enjoy your images.

  2. Pattyann March 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    I hate to tell you this, but she needs to go to the doctor. Any time chest pain is involved, you should always go to a doctor. Especially women, because they can have totally abnormal symptoms. So take her in and get her checked out. I will hope it is nothing and she will get over being mad about it. but I truly believe she needs to go to the doctor.

  3. Gini Webb March 29, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Mindy, bug your mom no matter what…my mom had stints put in 2009 and she just never was the same…because she was stubborn…I lost her just this last July…please bug her. Mom and I were like you and your mom…she was so precious to me, we were so close and never expected it. I had also just lost my grandmother (her mom) 3 months earlier, she was 96, but still. I am having a very difficult time…had mom gone in she may still be here.

    She would go dancing each and every weekend with her husband, my stepfather. She was very active, and always on the go. You both are in my prayers and I am thinking of you and your mom. She will be fine…she has you to watch out for her. Glad you posted…thank you.

  4. schleefy March 29, 2011 at 2:30 am #

    Sorry to here that about your Mum. No matter what, make an appointment and escort her to the doctor. I have similar experience in my family…not everything will disappear by his own…that is what parts of my family believe in.

    I like your photo. The atmosphere and the processing (I think you did a bit here and there) are perfect.
    The grain supported the atmosphere…..great shoot…..

  5. ebeth420 March 29, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    Mindy, interesting shot. I like the way you processed it. I hope your mom is feeling better soon.

  6. Susan March 29, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    Mindy, you know what’s going on with me. I’m great at telling others what to do, but sometimes ignore what I should do. But this time, had I not “listened to my body”, I would be in much worse shape than I am. Mom needs to listen to what hers is telling her and get in to get it checked out .. even if it means more bullshit to go through, it’s better than ignoring it.

    You do like your coffee shops, don’t you. I do too.

  7. Barbara March 29, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    Dear Mindy listen please, listen to what everyone else has been saying and get your Mom to a doctor as soon as possible… don’t wait – I lost my brother who is younger than me, to a blocked stent in his heart artery from a blood clot that broke loose from his leg. Please know all your friends and fans are with you in this and saying prayers for you and your family…it’s a tough thing to face, Mom’s are always supposed to be right, but Mom’s are stubborn too and sometimes we have to acknowledge that our kids our right… this time you are for sure. So we’re all behind you and your sisters… you go girl, get your mother back to the doctor lickety split. And let us know how she’s doing…

    And by the way, the photo is one of your best!Big hugs to you and your mother.

  8. bonniegunkel March 29, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    You tell Mom that this adopted daughter is on the band wagon too! We don’t want anything happening to Mama!!!

  9. Marian Allen March 29, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Adding my two cents’ worth. I don’t comment often, though I read your blog every day. My Mom and I are best buddies, but I started going into the doctor’s examining room with her because I discovered she wasn’t telling me what her medical problems were. Now going to the doctor together is also an excuse for us to pal around together.

    HUGS to you and your mom!

  10. Shari March 29, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    I would rather have my mother annoyed and angry at me for nagging non-stop than not around at all. Will keep ya’ll in my prayers.
    Love the B & W photo, btw.

  11. Kerri March 29, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Hoping your Mom listens and goes to see the doctor!!

  12. Missy March 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Sorry to hear about your Mom as well. Bugg the heck out of her. It’s your right as a daughter and a female. Love the photo!!!

  13. Leslie March 30, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    Like the shot and as far as your mom goes, what everybody else says ;-P

  14. dpixel365 March 30, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    OH sweetie.. Parents can be such pains sometimes. hehe.. You need to get her to the doctor. Let her know she’s not superwoman. My thoughts are wiht you guys.

    Love the photo

  15. Cathy Ross April 3, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    I hope your Mom gives in and goes to see the Dr. It’s so hard when our parents aren’t feeling well or get sick. My Dad has parkinsons and it breaks my heart. Every day we have with them is a blessing. This is an awesome image in black and white. I love coming to visit your blog (even though I have to catch up on a couple days usually)…it’s like even when you’re in pain, your photography always inspires!! I don’t know how you do it…but I’m glad you do! I really Love your Blog so much and have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and the notes we share!

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