Sorry, I try to be upbeat and cheerful on the board. Just can't do it today. I told my DH I can't play nice so I better not play! My mom is moving across the country. We live in Washington State and she is moving to Virginia to live with my youngest sister. I’m so depressed. I feel like she is going away and I will never see her again. I’m 52 and am surprised how much this hurts. Mom has Alzheimer’s (she turned 80 in May) and it has gotten to the point where she can no longer care for herself. She has become very defensive and angry, depressed and almost mean. I know it’s the disease, but it still hurts. I used to talk to her everyday (she lives about 45 minutes away) and go see her every couple of weeks. Now I don’t want to call because she causes me so much stress. She rants on about all of us. Older sister is trying to steal her money, three of us are trying to put her in a home, youngest is selling all her things and is taking her home to live in a cell. It just goes on and on. DH keeps saying it’s the disease, it’s not your mom. I know it is for the best for Mom but it has put me in a terrible flare. The stress is awful and I can’t stop crying. I told her I would come see her on Sunday because they are leaving on Monday. My DH doesn’t want me to go because he knows how much it hurts me, emotionally and physically. Thanks for letting me vent. When I’m like this I would always talk to my mom and now I can’t. Hugzz Greenbean Stop and smell the puppies!