Thursday, January 4, 2018

Monologue Mania Day # 1422 What About Me? (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 5, 2018

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Monologue Mania Day # 1422 What About Me?  (for Caregivers Anonymous) by Janet S. Tiger (c) Jan. 5, 2018            For other monologues from Caregivers Anonymous, please see below for days and links

                                            What About Me?

                                            (for Caregivers Anonymous)
                                            A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   
                                                     © all rights reserved

        (The woman who stands up now looks bedraggled - and very tired)

You ask me where I've been for the last few meetings.  I have just one word.  Sick.

Not least not at first.

The first one to get the flu was my mother, who is, at 81, and with 65 years as a smoker, not a good candidate for success with pulmonary events!

So I was taking care of her, because my father, even when he was younger, is not good around sickness.  And then of course, he got sick.  They had their shots, but then you hear on the news, only 10% effective. Do I get my time back for dragging them to the doctor for their shots?  I don't think so!

Then my family gets sick - my husband, then both kids - even though they're teenagers, they couldn't move to do anything for a week!  So it's all me.  And little by little, everyone gets well...... And then, as they start to get well, I get sick.  But there is no one left to take care of me!

And I find myself wondering....what if I got really with something serious.....who's gonna be there holding my hand?  (Laughs)  Dare I even say the words?  What

         (She sits and the others nod in agreement)
For other Days with Caregivers monologues-

Day # 268
 Wheelchair of Fortune Open Act 1

  Opening Act 2

 Free at Last

, 273
  New opening Act 1 , 

  Helping Hands

, 285
, The Day Before

,  The Day Off

  Christmas Evie

  When I Was a We

, 380
  If You Want Closure

  When Does the Day Begin

, 444
  Not Going Back

 Not the End

, Not the End (revised)

  What I Know

  Eggshell Promenade


 Turn Around

 Vacation Daze

  The Wife

, 484
  Not the Wife

, 513
  Travel Toys

  Almost the End


569  Thin Ice Dilemma

666  - Palimpsest

692  - Resilience

702  - Someone Else

714 New Inventions

777 New Journals

778  The Caped Wonder

782 - Duo

783   Day in the Life of a Caregiver

797  Gold Medal

802  Misplaced

812  Paid

820  The Fallen

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Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315      
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983

Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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