posted on Aug, 19 2014 @ 02:46 AM
originally posted by: rockintitz
Forget politics or world problems totally. I want to know what is the biggest problem in your life right now. What stresses you the most? Why?
I know all the things we see and read in the daily news can always aggravate us, but I just want you to be able to vent in this thread. Say what you
never thought you could.
Ill start, I have a new COO at my work and I can't take her seriously. She knows nothing about the business and she still gets a better paycheck than
me, duh, but the owners will never take what I have to say seriously.
Anyway, that's my gripe.. Waiting to hear yours
My Gripe is quite simple :
My mother in-law is suffering (and in the final stages) of an incurable Neurodegenerative disease called progressive supranuclear palsy...(PSP).
What is the prognosis?
PSP gets progressively worse but is not itself directly life-threatening. It does, however, predispose patients to serious complications such as
pneumonia secondary to difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia). The most common complications are choking and pneumonia, head injury, and fractures
caused by falls.
The most common cause of death is pneumonia. With good attention to medical and nutritional needs, however, most PSP patients live well into their 70s
Unfortunately she is over 70 now and choking on food more often... and the doctors just don't want to get involved any more as this final stage does
not make them any money... Bastards...
More here : www.ninds.nih.gov...
Unfortunately and even though we are our doing our upmost best to deal with this ailment she is condemmed to either death by choking or falling over
and bashing her head in...
She lost her husband (my loved and respected father in-law last year due to generalized cancer (you can find the thread with the search function) and
this has just added extremely to her condition.)
The gripe I have is the fact that I/We cannot be there 24 hours a day to make sure that she can be taken care of by her loved ones...
We have done our best... AND ARE DOING our best to make sure that she has a 24 hour/day care and she is also equipped with a 24 hour alert button (she
cannot hit the button if she falls on her head)... but we/I are just so stressed out that something will happen for which we cannot be there for
straight away to be with her...
We do not know when this will happen... so each day is just another waiting game...
THAT IS WHAT GRIPES ME...