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Paula Bee


I am tired all the time, but I don't think it has anything to do with my sleeve. My mom has early onset alzh., and has been living with me for 18 months. It has gotten so unpleasant around her that I cannot wait to take her to my brother's house on Friday. I feel very guilty for being so glad she is leaving for a month or two, and even guiltier that I am hoping she decides to stay there.

Until this is all settled, I don't really have a perspective on how my energy level is. I am doing the best I can with water and protein, and I guess that is all I can do.

I am ready to put my full attention on my health and weight loss... It will be a relief.. nice.

Just mullygrubbing, I guess.


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Paula do not berate yourself for having mixed feelings about your Mom. Caring for a loved one with dementia is a very challenging experience. It is all the more difficult because she is your Mom. She looks like Mom but the disconnect is she is not the same person. I am so glad you are getting a month respite.

Go ahead and "mullygrub" I can not think of a better reason.


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Paula - you are a week behind me, and I hit that wall last week! The fact is, you had surgery, and your body is recoverying. You also need to make sure you are taking in plenty of liquids. I was doing that, but I still hit a major wall!

Dr. Miranda let me start mushy food a few days early and it has really helped... not sure if it was psychological or if it just helped, or if I am finally passed that too tired to get anything done phase... but by next week, you'll be feeling better, I promise!

I'll keep praying for you and your mom, I know this has to be tough on both of you (hubby, too!)

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Thank you both for your encouragement! When you are tired, and guilty, and discouraged as a daughter, it helps to have someone point and say, "there is the next step! You can do it!"

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