1. triumph25

    triumph25 Registered User

    Apr 2, 2012
    90
    Forest of Dean
    Hi all, I know it's a bit selfish, but I am so disappointed. After OH seizure last Friday, we went to see his consultant on Tuesday, and she recommended that we cancel our holiday. It was to be a Mediterranean cruise! The first for both of us, and realistically the last proper holiday we could go on!

    I feel very down about it, and don't want to tell OH as we were both so looking forward to it, and I don't want him to think it's his fault!

    It was making each day seem that bit more bearable, having that to look forward to and discuss the different places we would visit. It didn't matter that he forgot, because we could go through it all again the next day!

    Now it's very difficult trying to carry on as normal, when inside I'm very blue!

    This illness takes so much from us in so many ways, even or especially our dreams!

    :eek:
     
  2. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,662
    Salford
    It isn't selfish triumph, it's only natural to regret what might have been.
    Our plan was a cruise too, not in the Med but along the canals of the UK in our narrowboat (barge). Sadly it's not to be so we just use it as a floating caravan in a marina until my wife's mobility means we have to sell it.
    Could you set your sights a bit lower some of the cruises in Norway and the fjords are good and much nearer.
    K
     
  3. triumph25

    triumph25 Registered User

    Apr 2, 2012
    90
    Forest of Dean
    Thanks Kevini for your thoughts.
     
  4. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    Triumph, so sorry to read your post and I really can sympathise as we had arranged a first ever cruise to the Norwegian Fjords a couple years ago and the day before we were due to go OH got a deep vein thrombosis and we were told not to travel. We'll never be able to do anything like that now together, he wouldn't be able to cope. Perhaps you could arrange a holiday in the UK with help on hand, have you looked at www.dementiaadventure.co.uk? Big hugs. xxx


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  5. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,706
    Female
    Dundee
    I'm sorry to read your news too Triumph.

    Beate has used the Dementia Adventure company and spoke very highly of it.
     
  6. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,481
    Female
    London
    I have but there are no trained nurses there and personal care costs extra so in your case Revitalise might be a better option. Their next Alzheimer's week is end of September.
     
  7. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,839
    Suffolk
    Park House at Sandringham will take dementia patients and they do have a trained nurse there.
     
  8. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,481
    Female
    London
    Oh wow, what a find! I wish I'd known about this earlier! They have a themed trains and automobiles week starting tomorrow! Mind, until end of October they are a little on the expensive side but it's good to have options! Bookmarked.
     
  9. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
    Wish it wasn't so far away from South Wales , looks really good.


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  10. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    So sorry you've had such a big disappointment Triumph. Hope you can find something from the suggestions. I'll certainly be making a note of these, so I'm glad you posted.
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  11. Jinx

    Jinx Registered User

    Mar 13, 2014
    2,333
    Pontypool
  12. tigerqueen

    tigerqueen Registered User

    Mar 11, 2014
    75
    Essex
    So sorry to hear you've had to cancel Triumph. This is always my nightmare when I book a holiday, but thank you for posting, I shall also be bookmarking all the suggestions for future reference. xx
     
  13. Tiller Girl

    Tiller Girl Registered User

    May 14, 2012
    88
    Narrowboats

    Hi K

    We also have a Narrowboat on the canals. I did think I'd be able to cruise with my OH but to be honest , he is getting to be a liability. I'm fortunate at the moment that my son can come with us but the OH does get a bit agitated especially around bedtime.

    We don't go out in August but I'm hoping to do a little bit if cruising in sept/October. someone did tell me of an online cruising club that you can join. He said I'd be able to cruise with a group of others and they'd be understanding of OH. I think the chap said it was called CutWeb.

    Tiller Girl
     
  14. triumph25

    triumph25 Registered User

    Apr 2, 2012
    90
    Forest of Dean
    Thank you all so much for your replies,& very useful information, much appreciated.

    Sorry to take so long to reply, but somehow never seem to find much time! Can't think why! ;)
     

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