Not quite the plan

on finding my groove as a 30 something single girl and caregiver for mom with dementia

A little hospital fun.


We are in the hospital. Scary and probably just the first of many trips with her to come.

What is interesting is that as of tonight, Mom is having a great time! She had to go down for an mri tonight which obviously called for ice cream bribery. Hey, it works.

Then, Mom managed to make friends with the woman who rolled her down for the test who apparently caregives for her mom with dementia. (We are like a club!) We were cracking jokes that didn’t make sense all through the hopsital. Mom so enjoyed laughing together that she declared at the end of the mri outing that she was having a lot of fun.

I was amused when she then told the mri operator that I am a very positive person. Mom was the one cracking jokes and telling me she was having fun just one day into a stressful hospital experience. I am deeply grateful for her ability to stay upbeat, even if it’s partly a result of ice cream.

Let’s give positivity points where they are due!


Author: notquitetheplan

I am a mid-30s single girl, trying to climb the ladder, get a date... and make sure Mom takes her meds. It's not where I expected to be. But it's where I am and this blog is about embracing that.

5 thoughts on “A little hospital fun.

  1. What a beautiful testament to finding joy and laughter in each moment, even the very difficult ones. Big hugs to you and your mom. Love, Jessica

  2. I love that you and especially your Mom can find laughter and humor during these tough and crazy times. This is my wish for all caregivers. We need to look for the humor because it really does help get us through the day. Best wishes!

  3. My mom has the same positive attitude and let me tell you, it definitely made a big difference in how hospital staffers treated her. They loved taking care of her!

  4. You are a positive person! She’s right. It probably doesn’t feel like it, but all the messages I see on this blog are incredibly positive considering what you’re enduring. Hang in there, Liz. 🙂

    • Thanks, I do try to find positive or humor where I can! That was part of my goal for the blog was to use it to reflect on the good and humor when I can find it. It ‘s been really helpful for that, even more than I hoped.

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