Golden Ticket Days

I’ve only got 2 days of annual leave left so I have to use it wisely! I’m beavering away working extra hours when I’m working from home so I can bank a few more hours.. I’ve been asked to do so much lately that my annual leave has just disappeared. I’m calling what I have left my ‘golden ticket day’. Golden tickets for special days and special requests. The plan was to take all I had left at the end of my time so I could leave earlier or take a day per week to make work more manageable but recent events have put paid to that idea! Instead I’m having to be selective on the word ‘yes’ to make sure I have enough for those very special opportunities being offered to me.
I’m so glad I started my blog as it has now become my memory. Once written I forget most of the detail, so it’s nice to look back on what I’ve said and done. I record all my thoughts, events, happy and not so happy and can then look back and read them all at my leisure. Who would have thought a blog could become such an essential part of my life……..




About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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