I wanted to share a little about my Mom, the right now Mom. I am an only child but have two children of my own. My Mom was an only child also. She is now 77. My Mom and Dad divorced when I was 18. About 2 yrs ago or so (times flies) she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, both eyes. She has always been such an independent person. The driver; never the rider. That sort of independence that can be a little bit of a "tug of war". I learned more or less in my 40s not to argue so much. It was fruitless. She was always right. This is probably the way most of our Moms are. Must be the Mom gene. Every so often she gets so upset because of her eyes. She has been to a retinal specialist, had the injections in the worse eye, had cataract surgery in the better one but all this did not help. She really does not want to talk with anyone who has lost their vision with MD. Sometimes she expresses to me how bad it is getting. She still drives occasionally around a 2 or 3 mile radius but lately she has a friend take her places. I do not know what to do for her. I feel like she is reaching out. Remember she is very independent, shows little emotion, she is not a touchy feely type of person. Very private in certain ways. I live about 1 mile from her which is a good thing. I suppose I should just take it day by day. Do what I can. Take her places if and when she wants to go. Just be there for her. Like so many I am the one and only. We are still "parent and child". I am the child at age 56 to be 57. Good golly Ms. Molly.
Any comments appreciated but I would like to send out a request for prayer. I believe in healing and if this happened she would have such a great time going back to that independent Mom.