My dad is a cancer survivor and has been so since his diagnosis in 2001. I won't go into detail but my dad is now facing another health challenge. My mum is his sole care giver and the strain she is going through is breaking my heart.
My dad is slowing down, low energy and tires easily. My mum told me that he has lost a lot of weight and his mood has not been agreeable, he gets angry over petty matters and has not been very pleasant to her. It saddens me.
I am sure I am not alone, we feel sad to see our parents grow old and infirm. Is it inevitable that when we grow old, we have to become sick and weak?
My mum thankfully is still relatively healthy in body and mind. She is still strong and is very capable in nursing my dad. Her nursing qualification has come in very handy. She is also well read in subjects relating to health and nutrition.
Mum is also resourceful and she did a lot of research when dad became ill. I credit mum for dad's positive road to healing and he survived cancer for the past 22 years with mum's loving care in spite of losing his bladder and colon.
However, she is experiencing caregiver fatigue and she is finding it very difficult to cope. I think it is time that my parents relocated to live with either me or my brother. We will have to have a conversation about this.
I have already fixed an appointment for my dad to consult his primary physician and my parents are expected to fly over soon.
Worrying will not help and I will stay positive and continue to pray for divine guidance and intervention. All is in God's hands now.
Last night I had a case of itchy mouth and I was tempted to eat oranges. There is a basket of mandarin oranges on my coffee table and in past years, I would eat 4-5 oranges while watching TV. But no. I didn't eat any. I mean I could but for now I choose not to.
After I cooked the bacon, I cooked two packets of beef trimmings that I stocked up the Sunday before Chinese New Year.
I seasoned the beef in Season All Seasoned Salt and some curry powder. I also added curry leaves and kaffir lime leaves when I air fried the beef.
This is mommy and Girl on Chinese New Year eve. I had a bit of fun with her but she was not pleased hah...hah....