Where do I begin? I read Dave’s most recent blog and my thoughts are bouncing off what he wrote. My thoughts are just a jumble!! Who am I? Who is he? Who are we together? Who are the people around us and what are their roles in our lives?
We are partners in this together. It isn’t easy for either one of us! Randomly…. Caregiver, Caretaker, what is our division of labor? There is a lot I can do, but certain tasks that I can no longer do.
Who am I? Who is he? Who is ultimately the responsible one? If I do something and it doesn’t work out, what then? I’m not going to sit around do nothing!! While I still can do things, I want to…he can’t and shouldn’t have to do everything.
I went on line to get information about dental and vision insurance, he got upset and asked me not to do that anymore. Okay, so I won’t do that. He’s right.
I appreciate all that he does for me. For as long as I am able, I will make it easy for him to do the things he likes to do. There is a lot on his shoulders. He is very gracious, loving, kind, careful and thoughtful.
Our trips together have been wonderful. We are celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. We took a two- month RV trip last Fall on the west coast. It was wonderful.
It is becoming clear that we need to declutter our house, and work on organizing everything. We’ve read a lot of books about dementia and they encourage doing that.
I don’t shop alone much anymore. I can get confused. I’ve made this decision on my own. I go with a smaller list. It is important that I have a good card with a password to pay with.
I haven’t done it yet, but I plan to get a card that tells about my health issues. I can’t always explain myself very well.
The people around us are family, friends, visitors, members of our church, and all of the other people we just would usually come into contact with in life. I don’t know about other people, but I don’t think I’m as outgoing as I used to be. If I know the people or what to expect, I will do better.
Don’t take my thoughts from me! Please allow me time to express myself. Sometimes it takes me longer than others to get my sentences started. A lot more slowly than in the past. Plus, I’ve started to stutter. Weird, huh?
I don’t sleep well at night or on schedule. Last night I was dancing my way around the living room. Happily waltzing by myself; seeing myself in a beautiful Ball gown. Funny. We are planning on taking ballroom dancing classes in Toledo, Ohio. I hope we can pull that one off.
I read, play solitaire, watch television and movies.
Bless you all as you are cared for, are caring for, or have someone caring for you…
May you have, Love, Peace, and Joy.