Message to people working on my house……

It’s a shame all the tradesmen working in my house couldn’t see this poster as it would be a good message to get over to them………


I had to sell, what I thought was my forever home in York, to free up money to be able to make the changes needed to remain independent and to live in a more peaceful environment. However, I hadn’t appreciated how unsettling all this work and changes would have on me.

My new house had to be rewired last week and the mess it created was not good. The workmen had to move stuff around as well so it may take a while to ‘find’ everything again…….

Today, the next set of workmen take over for a week or so……I’m lucky in so far as I can hide at Gemma’s until they’ve finished……….The words, “Taken on more than I should….” are ringing in my ears………… roll on summer……..

I keep telling myself that it will be worth it in the end – I just wish it didn’t feel like I was starting all over again everytime I walk through the front door………


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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