Waiting for normality to resume…….Poem……

Waiting in limbo
Holding your breath
Waiting for normality
For routine

Words can’t express my thanks
To the Twitter world out there
For keeping me company
When the demon of loneliness appears

Enabling me to type
Keeping the routine going
Waiting for the world to wake up
To join me once more

I had a wonderful Christmas
A new year full of cold
But all I wanted really
Was the daily routine of old……..

What makes you feel back to normal after Christmas …..?

A lovely freezing cold walk by the sea to blow the old year away…….

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.

43 thoughts on “Waiting for normality to resume…….Poem……

  1. I was just thinking I was missing reading your posts! Happy New Year Wendy – and sorry you’ve had the cold – I did too over Christmas. What makes me feel normal after Christmas ?? Back to work, back to routine, I miss having a nice lie in in the mornings, but am happy to be back doing things I enjoy and with people I like. Back to healthy eating too which is a bit of a challenge 🙂

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  2. Thank you Wendy, for your inspiring posts. I look forward to reading them every morning. My sister has Alzheimer’s and your experience, understanding and determination to be You have helped me understand, at least a little, of what my sister is experiencing. Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year, Wendy, and that it be healthy and happy.

    You give such evidence that being active, busy and productive does make a difference to those with dementia. Well done and welcome back



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  4. We will be back to normal when people stop asking ” did you have a good Christmas” !!! But one really good thing, after a visit from a Grandchild, I now have Wendy back !! Yippee thank goodness. happy New Year my friend take care of yourself. Xx. Veronica and Christopher

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  5. Thanks Wendy. Just keep talking to us through your words that remind us of the fresh air that fills our heads and hearts with the joys of life and living. These are the days of our lives!!
    A slightly belated happy (and full-filling!) new year to you and yours..

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    1. I appreciate your sending greetings to Wendy’s worldwide network. A very special following.
      It looks like my best wishes go directly to you. Great! I’m new at this.

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  6. Happy 2019 Wendy. Sorry to hear you had a cold over Christmas – hope you’re feeling better. As for what makes me feel back to normal – it’s a little thing, but the bins being emptied on the right day does the trick! x

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  7. Here the generic Christmas decorations go up before Halloween and in some stores Christmas carols blast out over the customers at the same time. Finally in the new year those jarring things are gone from commercial places.
    Decorations and music in homes make a warm and welcome contrast. And the return of everyday routines is good too.

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  8. Happy New Year Wendy! I feel back to normal when the decs are down and I’ve done a spring clean. All done now, thank goodness! Xxx


  9. New Year BLESSINGS dear Wendy..you touch so many of us out here and for us it matters not which Wendy you are..I am sure that we all love you just as you are each day to us..you matter to us all xx

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  10. XMAS normality for me/us is frantic and peaceful by turns, normal normality has all the usual markers but comes too with new challenges, someone acquiring a live in bloke. (good!) another further along the path of moving abroad to work which was known as part of the life/career plan but what was it still a shock to be pleased about, (and to prepare for it NOT coming to pass??) Another is being cagey about developments, so its best not to consider actually hat the options are, and a forth is impatiently waiting for house sales/purchase to give a new security and normality (Oh Did I mention Brexit ?) I sentce that in dementias, (and maybe please let me know your thoughts Wendy) routine is reassuring but lack of suitable levels of challenge could be constraining usual emotional responses?


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    1. Routine is key for me Elizabeth. But it has to be a ‘doing’ routine. The routine over Christmas was becoming wonderful for the wrong reason as I was starting to like doing nothing which allows dementia to creep up on you as you’ll see in tomorrows blog….


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