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by , August 28th, 2015 at 05:27 PM (1895 Views)
Helping my declining parents. Stuck here 3 weeks until we get them relocated closer to my sister in VA. Swimming at the Williams pool in Webster, TX, which is nice enough, water is warmer than I prefer, but comfortable enough. Not able to really get my speed on, due to the circumstances - it's all very sad, dad has Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, mom has depression and severe anxiety, and has gone from being a strong woman to being a sniffling, helpless, demanding and totally dependent person practically over night. She is capable of caring for herself but won't. My sister and I are at our wits end. Daddy isn't that hard to take care of, and his health is the worst! But now they require 24 hour care because mom can't handle being alone with Daddy at all. Anyway I've been taking care of my brain by taking care of my body. Only got in ~3000 on Monday, but Tuesday was about 4300, Wednesday was 4500, and today was 5000. I wish I could break away in the middle of the day to escape them, but oh well.

Today I did basically 6 x 800:
800: 200 free then 100 IM repeat
800: 4 x 200, 50 kick, 50 swim
800: 100 moderate, 2 x 300 pull, 100 moderate
900: 6 x 150, free/breast/free by 50's
1200: 3 x 100, 50 easy repeat
600: 12x 50 @ :45
100 easy

5000 SCY

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  1. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Sucks watching the parents go down. We had to drag my mom kicking and screaming to assisted living facility two years ago. Just died last year and my dad is starting to lose it. Good luck. If one of them breaks a hip, my bro is a acetabular surgeon of some renown in Houston. Keep swimming. Only thing that keeps me sane.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Hang in there Celestial! It sounds incredibly stressful. But y you're being a great daughter.
  3. Celestial's Avatar
    Thanks to you both. Daddy better not break anything on MY watch, Kurt! Don't suppose if you know if it's normal to develop seizure activity with Parkinson's? I'm an NP, but not in neuro.
    Fort - I am a rotten daughter, my SISTER is the amazing one!