Is it going to be a good or bad day…..revisited….

A quiet week this week so thought I’d look through some old blogs to share again….This one is from 3 years ago….after a bad few days last week, this reminded me that not much has changed as this still happens yet so much has changed…..and showering is now exhausting……

 

Thought I’d share my early morning today where I try to work out whether my brain is cooperating ……. I wrote this as soon as I got out of the shower on Sunday to remember as much as I could…

On Sunday I had a very frazzled morning. I’d had 2 very busy days, On Friday I’d had a very long tiring day in London and on Saturday I’d had a very busy, lovely christmassy day with Sarah – so Sunday was never going to be a breeze…….which is why I knew it would be good to document here…….
On days like these the day starts off slowly and not without its challenges…..

On Sunday I stood in the shower and forget to wet my hair before adding the shampoo – so there I am trying to wash my hair with shampoo before it’s wet – believe me that’s a very strange feeling …….and it took a minute to work out what I hadn’t done.I realised I wasn’t standing under the water and then all becomes clear…. ever tried to wash your hair without water? Give it a try, very confusing…….

I have ‘hot/cold’ ‘on/off’ on my shower which gives me something to refer to when I get confused – this is why I have so many problems in hotel showers as the prompts are missing…….

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Now me thinks I need to laminate a sheet to remind me to stand under the water……

The mizzle eventually clears and the world is a nicer place……….I know one day it will take me longer or not make sense at all so I’ll appreciate now…..

On muddled days, it takes more than a while to make sense of the day, but if you don’t panic, you can get there – it just takes a while……

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.

14 thoughts on “Is it going to be a good or bad day…..revisited….

  1. Hi Wendy, so reminiscent of what it’s like every day for me. Mornings are impossible to function or get out of bed. A shower is a weekly thing, with bed washes in between by my wife. A new walk in shower and removalable stool allows my wife to wash me properly. The slightest thing exhausts me now, it takes so much energy being showered, I can’t really plan to do anything else that day apart from a bit of bed based house administration on the laptop.

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  2. Hi Wendy. I love reading your blogs and they help me when I take my friend out (she has dementia) who has recently broken her arm through her lack of balance when standing on a stool to reach for something high up. Her condition seems to have worsened since the accident. But through your blogs I have far more understanding of how to cope with her. I wish I had had the knowledge when mum was diagnosed with dementia.
    I was talking to my friends husband and telling him about our day and how she didn’t have much lunch just a cup of tea and a small slice of cake. His response was ‘yes she has lost a lot of weight and won’t eat. I have tried to get him to read your book and blog to no avail! I informed him of some of the issues, including eating, which may arise with this condition. Not sure this will encourage him or not as he so likes to control her,!
    Keep up the marvellous work you do.
    Best wishes, Jenny.

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    1. When I wrote my comment, my cat took my mind and then I couldn’t remember anymore, if I posted it already🤔So I posted a new one.So feel yourself embraced twice for such a start into your day😊

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  3. Hi Wendy….I spent some time yesterday writing myself some new reminder messages when I couldn’t remember how to work the microwave, to make my porridge. I hate it when something new happens, even if I snap out of it later, it’s a reminder of what tomorrow brings. Take care x

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