Monday, 15 June 2009

It's Been a Very Busy Month

It's been a very busy month. Appointments [mine] Carer Support worker and health MOT; [MyMan's] Consultant psychologist, ENT Consultant, CT scan and the West of England Eye Unit. Trying to source a new Toyota Verso. A friend flying in to stay at a local hotel; to be entertained between breakfast and bed time.

In between times I've been trying to enjoy myself - bridge class, playing bridge, and coffee with friends. Along with all the usual chores of laundry, cleaning, cooking and shopping. The garden's had to look after itself. And it shows. Shame. Can't be helped. Something had to go. It was either MyMan or the garden. My choice may be different another month.

MyMan has had a few sessions with the psychologist. Testing his short term memory problem. The psychologist is "almost 70% certain there is no dementia". He believes that MyMan lacks focus and concentration due to depression and the energy sapping chronic pain. He has referred him to the Pain Management Clinic for a full re-assessment. But he wants me to monitor the situation and return to him if MyMan appears to be getting worse. He said that if dementia is present, there is much that can be done if it's 'caught early' enough.

MyMan also has a cyst on his eyelid which is causing him a problem and will need minor surgery. He's had a CT scan for his chronic sinusitis with a view to possible surgery. And now he has infective conjunctivitis. It's just as well most of my health results not showing up much of a problem; other than a raised BP. I don't have time or energy to be unwell. I'll have to practise the yogic breathing exercises more often and chill out.

Margaret, my carer support worker, suggested that MyMan could use the hospital car service. It would give me a break and the chance to have a couple of hours alone at home. I loved the idea but MyMan said he didn't want to travel over to Exeter with a 'stranger' in a 'strange car' .

7 comments:

Henry North London said...

I wondered where you'd been...

ChickPea said...

And now you must have collected your new car - are you pleased with it ? - is it fun ? (I do hope so !)

Stinking Billy said...

Penny, tell me, do you stoically stick to 'No bid', or sometimes relax with a 'Pass' or two? ;-) ><><

ladythinker said...

It's nice to be missed Henry. x

Chick pea - I will be once I've got used to how wide and big it feels down the small Devon lanes.

St Billy - of course - but silently as we use Bidding Boxes!

Stinking Billy said...

Penny, Ouch! a Poshy, ye bugger, and only learning the game? x

Cranky Carer said...

So good to see you back to blogging. I thought we had lost you

ladythinker said...

Yes St Billy - I'm a posh 'un.

Cranky Carer - thanks for comment.