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An Anxious Time July 2015

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by Barry, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Barry

    Barry Registered User

    Oct 14, 2006
    1,898
    Indonesia
    Well it’s only one day left until the close of Ramadan and then on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday it’s the ‘Idul Fitri’ or (EID) celebrations to mark the end of the Holy Month of fasting.

    It’s a time when people go visiting neighbors, friends and family to wish them a happy Eid and to say sorry if they have upset you during the past year but it’s also a time of great enjoyment and excitement for the children. “But for me” it’s a time of immense anxiety and panic when all of a sudden at about 8am people and children start to arrive at your house and at any given time during the course of the day we can have as many as 20-30 people in the house at one time and then the house becomes a cacophony of noise with people all trying to talk at the same time and noisy children excitedly waiting to receive their traditional Eid envelope gift which contains a small amount of cash inside, it’s at times like this when my head starts to reel from all the noise, panic sets in and I can feel the walls closing in around me, I become extremely agitated and lose my sense of equilibrium, yet I must still be present to greet all the guests at this just once a year special celebration.

    Then during the course of the day Sumi and I will also go visiting neighbors and friends but Sumi now limits it for me to just those who live close by so that I don’t get to exhausted, also this year Sumi said as I’ve already started to become anxious and panicking she is going to give me a panic tablet on the Thursday evening so that by Friday morning I should be as calm as a mouse and ready for the rush of guests...
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Registered User

    Oct 14, 2006
    1,898
    Indonesia
    Sorry forgot to add the photo!!:rolleyes:
    1 Barry Eid 2015.jpg
     
  3. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    What a lovely photo. Barry, I hope you don't become too stressed; is there a room where you can go on your own if it all becomes too much for you?

    Love

    Lyn T X
     
  4. starryuk

    starryuk Registered User

    Nov 8, 2012
    1,299
    #4 starryuk, Jul 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015
    A superb photo of you both! Wishing you:


    Happy Eid Mubarak​

    :)

    I do hope Sumi manages to keep things calm for you and that you can enjoy the next few days.
     
  5. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Lovely photo Barry. I hope the celebrations are not too much for you.
    I'm sure everyone will understand if you creep away for some peace and quiet. x
     
  6. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,207
    Merseyside
    Lovely pic Barry.
    I hope you manage you to enjoy it & not get too stressed.
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Registered User

    Oct 14, 2006
    1,898
    Indonesia
    Thank you my friends ;);)
     
  8. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,590
    Female
    Dundee
    Eid Mubarak to you and Sumi. I hope things are not too stressful for you.
     

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  9. Barry

    Barry Registered User

    Oct 14, 2006
    1,898
    Indonesia
    Thank you Izzy and wow that's a lovely card many thanks;)
     

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