People often say to me, ‘I don’t know how you do it’, ‘You’re so positive’ etc etc, but none of this could be possible without my daughters being on this road with me.
When one person gets a diagnosis, the whole family gets the diagnosis. It’s a steep learning curve for everyone around you.
I often wonder how I would cope without them keeping me on the straight and narrow and simply looking out for me.
We may all have our private moments of tears but we have so many more times of laughter, fun and learning.
I’m so glad we’re able to talk so openly and freely.
Going through dementia in silence exacerbates the problem – talking openly relieves you from the burden of living with it alone and helps to raise awareness and others around you to understand how best to help.
Tuesday was my birthday and Sarah, Gemma and Stuart pooled resources (and even Billy donated some of his biscuit money) to buy me the most wonderful present – a flight in a glider!!!!!!!
I can’t tell you how excited how am – I’m beside myself with excitement. The fact that there will be no noisy engine and just the silence of the sky above makes it the most perfect present.
Sarah went to the local airfield and explained the situation and they were so helpful. I do have to wear a parachute😳 but I’ll think of that as like wearing my haversack😊
Imagine the photos I’ll be able to take!
I was also lucky enough to get 2 more Marian Keyes books which are short articles and very similar to the one I got at Christmas. I’ve almost finished that one and it’s been such a good read. Couldn’t tell you anything about the content, I just know I’ve laughed so much.
I often say I have all angles covered – one daughter in research and the other, a nurse in a hospice…..I’m very lucky……😁