6:42 River

10-21-19_8-15-44 PM

“Mom, please. I don’t need her here anymore. I am able to do things for myself.”

Shelby shook her head. “I am not going to fire her, Campbell. You are still recovering. You need her here.”

He shook his head. “No I do not. I need my damn privacy back.”

“Where is she right now?”

“I sent her to the store. I needed some time away from her.”

10-21-19_8-15-50 PM

Shelby sighed. “Has she done anything that she shouldn’t be doing?”

Campbell shook his head. “She has done everything she is supposed to be doing. She has been great. I just do not need her here. She should be out there helping someone who does need her.”

“I saw that you bought a new vehicle. Is it equipped for you to be able to drive it?”

“No. I don’t see the point in that when I’ll be able to drive again soon.”

“So right now, you need her to drive you places. The things in your cabinets, can you reach them?”

“No, but they can be moved to the lower cupboards.”

“And what will you do with the things currently in those cupboards?”

10-21-19_8-16-01 PM

“I don’t know, Mom. Okay, I get it. There are still things that I cannot do for myself. I do not need Abbey here all the time though. I have the elevator, so I do not need help up and down the stairs. I can get myself into bed, into the bath, and everywhere else I need to move to. I have a stove I am able to use now. I have the dishwasher so I don’t need to worry about washing dishes in the sink.”

Shelby listened to him and could understand where he was coming from.

“How about if we keep things how they are until your next evaluation from the doctor. If she says there has been improvement, I’ll consider letting Abbey only come in for a few hours a day to help you with the things you are not able to do yourself.”

10-21-19_8-12-39 PM

Knowing that he wasn’t going to get anything better from his mother at the moment, he nodded.

“I guess I can handle that.”

“Honey, I know this is frustrating for you right now. Just please don’t fight with her. She really is here to help you.”

He nodded. “I know. I’m just used to being able to do for myself.”

“I know. You need to realize that right now you cannot do it all though. There are things that you need help with.”

“I just need to keep reminding myself that this is all only temporary.”

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