Should I go quiet for a few days, it's because I've a list of appointments ahead of me - that time of year. Tablet review, Diabetic pre-appointment, diabetic appointment, (all that foot fiddling blurrgghhh!) six month check up, opticians, all that jazz. And since I'm not used to getting out much, I'm going to be shattered.
My aphasia (speech problem) is getting worse, as is my walking - I'm having far too may 'hello floor' moments.
Interestingly, it seems I'm entitled to respite care now and again. Just a couple of days, and free.
Respite works two ways. For me, it gets me into an environment where I get some me time, I can take on zero responsibilities, and get to meet and chat with other people like me. I find the concept quite alien to be honest. Having never done it, I really don't know what to expect. I'm a bit apprehensive, tho' it comes highly recommended.
The second, and most important thing is that Bear has a break from me. The contribution Bear makes to my independence is immeasurable. A lot of her world is centred around me, and if anyone really needs a break - indeed, needs to learn to have a break, it's her.
Not decided yet, but that's a major factor