Thursday, April 23, 2009.
My mother is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. Some days she recognizes you, others she doesn't. She has reported giving birth to twins recently and her newest tale is how she lived on a farm before getting there. Conversations can definitely be priceless.
This morning I got up and started to notice from my training and my skin care regime (100 Day Goal). It was just one of those days when you walk out of the house and you hair and makeup come out perfectly. You feel great about yourself.
I visited my mom prior to the quarterly care meeting regarding about her. I wasn't sure if she'd be happy or cranky, remember me, but I never expected the following:
me: Hi Mom
mom: You're so fat!
me: Thank you
mom: No. Really, what happened to you. You're fatter than me.
I laughed it off and just kept talking and asking different questions. Although Alzheimer patients live in their own world, they come full circle to the beginning of any conversation and today let me know I was fat.
I found out later, my mom confused me with my very skinny oldest sister. However, this leaves me now wondering how good is my new skincare regime?
I could tell from the conversation with my mom she thought she was much younger, which means my sister was in her early 20s and I was just a toddler.
I believe she meant to say "You're Phat" and that's the story I'm sticking with.