I previously wrote a post on keeping my husband safe, and our new daily routine. I don’t take it 1 day at a time, an hour at a time, but minute by minute.
Years ago my best friend and I used to go out at 9 a.m. drive down to Treasure Island beach, walk the water’s edge for an hour, stop off for a slice of pizza, salad and a soft drink, and then drive home. We would get back around 2.30-3.00.
Then because of her circumstances we would got out late morning, and either go to Tarpon Springs to walk, or Citrus Park mall. This would be a 3 hour outing.
Then with my hubby, and her Veteran’s Foster Home, we changed it to 1.30 to 3 or 3.30.
Today’s forecast was for rain, wind, and possible tornadoes late afternoon/evening, so we only walked locally for an hour. I had given hubby his lunch, a drink, and topped it up. I asked him if he needed anything before I left. He said that he was settled, and I had the channel on for his favorite team Arsenal playing in the UEFA Europa League. It was the lead up to the match.
We walked around the park 3 times, which took less than an hour, and I came straight home, only to find hubby on the carpeted floor of the living room. He had his legs twisted underneath him, and couldn’t move at all. I went to dial 911, but he pleaded with me to take my time, and help him up. It took around 25 minutes of inching him toward a chair, and lifting with the gain belt. I finally got him on his knees but angled as if he was going down. I stayed that side of him, and with breaks in between finally got him in the armchair.
I have talked to him, and told him that if I let the doctor know she will do something about it. I told him that as he is a dead weight I am lifting 180 lbs. I certainly didn’t want to achieve that weight, being a women. I told him that we will pay to have someone come and sit with him, and if he doesn’t want that, then it will be an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. He hasn’t spoken to me about it.
I just had to share this, because it does bring a little relief to me, even though none of you can do anything for me.