Way to go Karen! You tell that lazy nurse. I'm not a person who likes conflict but mess with my family and I will give it to you . Your granddaughter deserves better and she is lucky to have you for a grandma. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.
Wow, those were late nights. I wouldn't have been able to function if I went to bed past 11. Really I would be sick to my stomach and in so much pain. Try not to take your daughters behavior to personally. She may be having a hard time giving up the mother/daughter roll. Just talk to her and remind her that you would love to spend all night helping her but you just can't do it anymore. Maybe there is something else you could do that wouldn't be so taxing on you.
I agree with Sherrine, praising Jay for his efforts might make him feel good enough to help out a little more. You never know .
Good to have you back.
Karen, glad you're home. Hope you got some rest last night, in your own bed. Glad you stuck up for yourself, you know how strong you can be. Hopefully, the message will finally sink in to your daughter. I have relatives, who know exactly what I'm feeling and explain it to me. When I correct them, they tell me it can't be that way, because they have had pain and their version is right. If I had to live w/ them on a full time basis. I would go out of what's left of my mind. My sister believes she is the only person who has experienced pain, so she is an authority on what I must be feeling, and God knows it couldn't be as bad as hers. Since I'm not living in her body I wouldn't make a judgment of her pain, but don't dismiss mine, either. She will tell me what I SHOULD do and what I MUST do. I start w/ a smile and tell her she needs to stop, now. Then she gets mad, because she is only trying to "help". I do not like to be pushed, and she doesn't like to back off. She got annoyed because the Lyrica didn't work, I should try it again. I've tried it 2x. I've told her stress doesn't help me, she doesn't see these 'conversations' as stressful.
Hope today is a good day for you. God bless. Alice.