A Shocking Phone Call Last Night

I am not okay

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Last night at 10 pm I got a phone call from my mother’s assisted living facility. As I answered the phone, my heart sank.

“Hi, Lisa?”

“Yes. What’s wrong?”

“Your mother is in the dining room holding two forks and saying she’s going to stab someone. We have been trying to give her some Ativan to calm her down…




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Lisa Beth Wright

Lisa Beth Wright

Graphic Artist, Photographer, Musician. Writer in inspiration, creativity, mental health, life lessons, self, and pop culture. ko-fi.com/lisabethwright

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