The past few days were full of emotional turmoil. I visited Mom, while she was at the hospital. I saw her with oxygen tubes in her nose. I saw her struggling to recover. I worried about the prognosis and the seriousness of her medical conditions. I knew she was suffering and I couldn’t do anything about it.
The emotional strain left me physically exhausted. Each night I slept more than the night before, but I still woke up tired. I tried not to focus on future possibilities and only deal with the daily issues. However, I found my mind wondering into the unknowns of tomorrow.
My body and my brain seemed to be slowing down. I would stare mindlessly into space and felt like there was an invisible force pushing against me, which prevented me from accomplishing as much as I should each day.
The emotional turmoil of the past few days caused physical exhaustion. However, Mom is home now and I am hopeful that she will fully recover.