Thanks for the response and the support. We met with mom today and the first hour was horrible. Finally she sort of started to understand where we were coming from in that we love her and want her around for as long as possible. It was truly heart breaking. The only thing that helped was that I was so exhausted from the not sleeping and crying leading up to our meeting that I was almost numb when we met.
Lyn - I'm sorry for your loss of your mom and for you in the loss of your real dad even though he is still here with you. Life seems to just knock the wind out of us on a continuous. Five years ago my 25 year old daughter was in a drunk driving accident (she wasn't driving) and is now a quadriplegic. God brought a wonderful man into her life and they were married on Sept 6, 2006. We are so proud of them and I am especially proud of my daughter. She is a very strong woman.
Thanks again for the support and for the references to read.
Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated Disc, Arthritis of the Spine, some kind of problem with the L5-S1 area, sciatica, diabetes, depression and anxiety.
Lord help me to remember that nothing will happen to me today that you and I can't handle together.