Drinking Enough?

26 Jan

We had our visit to the Continence Clinic today. To be honest I don’t think mum needed to go there really but the Psychiatric Nurse had suggested it after mum told her she has the occasional accident. Luckily we haven’t quite reached that stage yet although I guess we’ll get there eventually!

It was all quite relaxed and didn’t really matter that the input/output hadn’t been recorded. The funniest part of the appointment was when the Nurse asked mum if she thought she drank enough. Mum asked if she was including alcohol, so the Nurse asked how much alcohol she drank. “Well I have a sherry every day at 5 o’clock then ……….” I interrupted and said “she occasionally has a small bianco in the evening” not wanting to admit that she has quite a large bianco nearly every evening.

Nurse also asked if mum was watching her weight. Mum and I answered “No” in unison. Admittedly she is very overweight but one thing she really enjoys is her food and is it actually worth cutting down her food and alcohol at this stage? I think not.

1 Comment

Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Diary


One response to “Drinking Enough?

  1. Kristen Hardin

    February 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I agree with letting your Mom eat whatever she likes… there will come a time when she will lose weight and just getting her to finish her meal will be a huge chore. My Dad has lost so much weight over the last two years.


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