Friday, 4 March 2011


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


Rare Lesser Spotted said...

I somehow think you have it spot on my friend - don't be aprehensive either - treat it as a challenge which I'm sure you will and as always get something out of it and let us know how you get on.
Kindest regards and hope all goes well. Would you object to me putting your name in my healing box?

Wheelie said...

I don't mind admitting I'm a little afraid. I'm quite used to running the show, and it'll be somewhat of a departure for me. I've said I should, so the the wheels are in motion.

And yes, thank you friend, I'd greatly appreciate it.