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My day started with the hospital ringing me to cancel my appointment with the renal consultant today. The consultant is ill. I was pleased that I didn't have to go.
However, my day was really very stressful. I started to look for papers for the solicitor. I can't find my documents. I need my marriage certificate, my birth certificate and I would like to have Alan's death certificate and all the other documents that may be of importance. In the process I discovered that my driving
Just a shoulder to cry on again.
I am finding it extremely difficult in coming to terms with the Wife’s incontinence.
Just lately it is the sole subject of our conversation from morning to night.
She will slip off to the bathroom when she thinks I am doing something to change her soiled pants, put her trousers on back to front and start arguing that she has not done so and actually calling me a lire, forgetting also that I do the washing.
I had to get up really early in order to get to the hospital for 8.50am. It is quite a long drive. Before I could leave the house I had to take all my meds, which means some have to be taken before breakfast and some after. It all takes time. Anyway I felt well which is the main thing.
I now know to go not expecting anything - just to collect my prescription for the next lot of medication for Cycle 3. The Consultant was not the same as last time but one I had previously seen.
I felt really quite well again today. Less breathless and up to now (7.30pm) no cramps in hands or feet. I have much water retention which does need investigating as the diuretics do not seem to be having an effect. I will ask tomorrow at the Hospital.
Martin's sister and her husband came over this morning. They were surprised that I was so well. I don't know what they expected or what they expected me to look like but I wasn't as they'd imagined We all went out for lunch
Just done husbands medicine for the week,and in bag collected this week,there is no Aricept,when I looked at the ,new medication-list it says last issued 4.7.2012, other medication is marked 5.10.2012 does this means he can have none,he firmly believes this medicine helps him,and there has been no examination,how do I tackle this,all suggestion welcome.Teena: