How little it takes

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by marionq, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,601
    Female
    Scotland
    I have read on TP often about what a roller coaster dementia can be for all concerned. This has certainly been true for me recently as I have been very down and prone to tears at the drop of a kind word. Not my usual persona at all.

    Today for the first time I got my two hours cover from the volunteer service in Glasgow. I had a 30 minute swim doing lengths as fast as my 70 year old frame would allow then hightailed it to the supermarket for my Guardian and some crispy bread, olives and tuna. John can have fish and chips at the local pub tonight!

    Blue sky and light snow showers on the way home and I felt like a million dollars by the time I got back. John and the delightful young chap - all 6 ft 3 of him were chatting away.

    It may seem nothing much to those with a normal social life but believe me I appreciate this greatly.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,772
    Female
    Dundee
    Excellent news! I'm glad you had a great time! x
     
  3. rajahh

    rajahh Registered User

    Aug 29, 2008
    2,796
    Hertfordshire
    I well remember those feelings. Enjoy every time it happens.
     
  4. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello marionq how lovely to have a few hours free time, l have 3hrs a week its like a breath of fresh air, good for you. ♡♡♡♡
     
  5. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
    5,737
    North East Lincs
    Hi marionq glad you had a great time. I suppose I am lucky I get three days a week where I can have three hours to myself. How refreshing it is to have time to yourself and go back refreshed for what lies ahead.
     
  6. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    Lovely to read your post Marion. Do continue making the most of your 'my' time. You deserve it.

    Sent from my GT-N5110
     
  7. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,499
    Female
    London
    I couldn't do my caring role without the day centre and the sitting service. They are a lifeline.
     
  8. WIFE

    WIFE Registered User

    May 23, 2014
    857
    WEST SUSSEX
    I bet that has done you a power of good Mariong. Try to keep those positive feelings until next time. Thinking of you WIFE
     
  9. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    501
    Scotland
    Well done Marionq - glad you enjoyed your "me" time. I get three hours once a week and certainly look forward to that. Your mention of swimming has got me thinking of getting a new cozzy and giving it a go.
     
  10. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Crispy bread, olives and tuna. Sounds wonderful!
     

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