I used to answer EVERY call. Even if I had to run from the show, sopping wet. Not anymore. There is such a thing as sanity. Like Blue said, if it's important, the caller will leave a message. I don't have caller ID, but if I need a nap or am eating dinner (bfst, lunch) or I'm still in bed, I just DON"T answer the phone. A chronic illness requires me to get emough sleep and to avoid stress (ha ha).
But really, it's easier for me because my children are all grown. I set aside two days every week plus another day when mom needs me.
I live about 20 minutes from mom. I still wish I were closer sometimes. If you do decide to help your mom with doctor appointments, make sure that YOU are the one who sets the time and day so it work with your schedule.
I bet your local Alzheimer Association would have some good advice for you too,
Keep us posted!!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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