Dear Connie, sending you love and kind thoughts. Well done for tending so carefully to Lionel. I hope the consultant psychologist included you in his praise for carers. You always care so beautifully.
As some of you know I cannot get to visit my lovely man as often as I would like these days, due to problems with my health.
I received a visit from two of his friends earlier today and then they went off to see Lionel. This is part of the email I received from them this evening. You can imagine how happy it made me feel.
""It was really great seeing you today and we just hope that we didn't tire you too much. We went on to see Lionel and on arrival he was in the lounge at a church service which was lovely. The vicar was talking about Remembrance Day and also about the forthcoming royal wedding, said a few prayers and then sung a hymn at the end. He then went round blessing everyone and Lionel was the first to be blessed which was lovely.
Lionel looked good and was very peaceful. We think he has lost weight since our last visit but this is not surprising in view of his eating difficulties. The staff, as usual, were very attentive and they are so fond of Lionel.""
I just wanted to share my good feelings with you .
It is these occasions I miss with him, but comforted to know that nothing alters even when I cannot be there myself.
I don't know why Connie but I just burst into tears reading this post. It was very touching - right into the heart of me.
I think it hit many emotions all at once. I often say on Talking Point that "I imagine" this or "I imagine that" but I can't imagine what you must be going through without crying!!
I think you are truly amazing and only wish that Talking Point could support you more in these times.
Connie has asked me to update her thread, as so many of you have said you miss the updates.
Connie, Gigi and I visited Lionel last Friday. He was asleep when we arrived, but woke up later, and responded with smiles. He’s actually better than he was a few months ago, having fewer seizures, not crying, and being quite well and content. The staff were taking him through for a concert in the afternoon. It was lovely to meet him after following Connie’s thread from the beginning.
The home is lovely, and the staff treated Connie as part of the family. It was a lovely visit.