1. helen.tomlinson

    helen.tomlinson Registered User

    Mar 27, 2008
    541
    Today I asked Alan to put out the bin for collection. I said "it's the green bin today". He said "o.k. fine". So he puts out the brown bin. I said "what colour are everyone else's bins?". He said "green". I said "what colour is our bin?" He said "I don't know why they do it to us. Why do we have a brown bin?" I said "we have a green bin up there but you put the wrong one out".

    Alan just didn't get it. I remembered what had been posted by other people and I walked away because I was getting really frustrated because, at that moment, I still believed that it was really simple to resolve. I still find myself not accepting that it's the illness rather than me not explaining things properly. Still in some ways I'm glad that I still do try to explain things to him because it must be horrible when one gives up. I'll cross that bridge if we get to it.

    Love to you all

    Helen
     
  2. ROSEANN

    ROSEANN Registered User

    Oct 1, 2006
    909
    staffordshire
    Hi Helen
    I know what you mean about getting frustrated, my husband seems to have had a big leap in his condition this last few weeks.
    Last week he did not know what a bowl was, the next day it was a spoon and this week he does not know his coat and he`s had this coat on every week for the last five years.I ask him to do something and he stands there not knowing what to do.

    I think I had got used to him being stable and now it`s crept up on me that he has changed big time even his personality has changed with him getting very short with me, but if I am not around he starts to panic.
    It`s my birthday in a few days, a big one for me so I hope he feels well enough to join in with the day.
    All the best to you Helen
    Roseann
     
  3. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Helen - It's something that often helps me cope. Today greeted by mum with one of her 'stock phrases' which I had never realised it was before but had read about on a thread only this week, my ability not to get irritated ;) was so much improved!!!!!! The advice on TP lives on long after I've switched the PC off! :)

    Doesn't it often seem to be the 'simplest' thing that makes you realise the bigger picture? :(

    Love, Karen, x
     
  4. desperado

    desperado Registered User

    Apr 7, 2008
    42
    Lancashire England
    Amazing about wheelie bins - The other day I had the grey bin out and Mum asked why we had the green bin out. I told her it was the grey bin the same as all the others
    Mum: No it's not it's green
    Me : No it's grey the same as the others i the street
    Mum: I think you'd better have your eyes tested. IT IS GREEN
    Me: OK :confused::confused:

    Nothing more was said about the bins --- till the next time !!!
     
  5. desperado

    desperado Registered User

    Apr 7, 2008
    42
    Lancashire England
    Happy birthday Roseanne - what date is it??
    Mine's April 1st - has to be really !!!
     
  6. Linda Mc

    Linda Mc Registered User

    Jul 3, 2005
    1,881
    Nr Mold
    Lost count of the amount of times I have had to re sort the bins because Vic has put things in the wrong one!

    Yesterday he didn't know what a fridge was today what a shirt was!

    Linda x
     
  7. ROSEANN

    ROSEANN Registered User

    Oct 1, 2006
    909
    staffordshire
    Dear Desperado
    Many thanks for your good wishes.
    It`s on the 12th and my kids are not going to let me forget it.
    Love Roseann
     
  8. desperado

    desperado Registered User

    Apr 7, 2008
    42
    Lancashire England
    Hi roseanne

    Good old Aries !!! We're made of strong stuff !!!
     

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