Ahhhh, what a long past three weeks. AS you may know my mom suffered a stroke, unexpectedly three weeks ago, and then went into atrial fibrillation while hospitalized. Her recovery has been rough to say the least. A few days ago she left her treatment/rehab facility to return home in my and other family members care. The road has been paved with difficulties and grief. I have grown very frustrated at times and have walked on the verge of tears for the past three weeks. Care of aging parents is never easy, but I was not expecting to have to care for my mom so intently so quickly. I have mastered the art of patience many times over, but I know this has been eating at me. I am frustrated with the progress, not with her trying and all, but with the slowness of progression form her stroke. I have never meant to hurt my mom in any way and I hope that God grants me the patience I need to help her in her recovery to live an independent life once again. Over the last three weeks I have grown very depressed and have felt sorry for her and myself to have to care for her. I know this is temporary for me…as I have overcame this before. But I feel helpless that I can’t cure my mom or to make thing progress as quickly as I would like them to. I know I am in the right place and doing the right things to care for her. But I am grieving for the mother I had three weeks ago, a mom filled with happiness and independence with a fighting spirit! I want you back the way you were before mom…..please hurry back.