Keep On Keepin’ On

When impossible seems to be your only choice

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Having currently become caregiver for my Mom who recently acquired a head injury, lately my only daily options seem to be 1) impossible, 2) impossible, or last but not least, 3) impossible. Living in head injury & dementia land, is a series of daily constant battles to keep them safe. Professionally, I have been blessed with extensive experience with head injuries & dementia. This experience has been invaluable in understanding the behaviors I face all day long now. Never did I imagine I would face both while trying to put out the fires on her behalf from endless financial exploitation and identity theft just before hospitalization. How do people with no family do all of this?!! Being an only child with my father long ago deceased, it all just seems impossible. But as Muhammad Ali stated, impossible is temporary. Although a caregiver comes several hours several times a week, watching them on video, as soon as the caregiver goes to use the bathroom, my Mom jumps up and begins wandering. Coming home one day, I found the water going full blast on the kitchen sink with both sitting on the sofa. Everyday at about 5:30pm, the sun downing begins which entails repeated requests to go to Costco and/or wandering attempts particularly to go drive her car (behind 2 other cars purposely placed in front of her car). Sigh. Hello impossible. Nice to meet you once again. Looking forward to what I will learn this time and the new skills I will acquire. Impossible is temporary. Remember this if you face impossible in your life.

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. Muhammad Ali

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