Friday, October 1, 2021 — Some days are just hard to get through. Today was one of those days. It started out with him feeling very tired and went down hill from there. It’s 8:00 p.m. and he’s in taking his shower and then going directly to bed. He’s been slightly confused most of the day, although he did manage to get the trees in front watered. All I can do is hope that tomorrow is better.
Today, I received an e-mail with another form attached that needed information and our signatures. I completed all of the information and then went to have him sign his name. He looked irritated as usual, but I told him I could have forged his name (legally I’m able to sign for him), but I felt he should do it as long as he could. He had a really difficult time and I had to coax him, letter by letter. When he finished he said he didn’t even recognize it and couldn’t read it. I resolved to not ask him to sign anything again as it was painful to watch him struggle. Another milestone…
I received a call from his neurologist’s office yesterday and we have an appointment set for him for next month. He didn’t know why he should see this doctor so I told him. Apparently, he should have been checked every 6 months. I didn’t know this. The call came because they’d received a request for a prescription refill authorization. To my mind, we should have received at least two previous calls since it’s been 18 months since he last saw the dr. But, we’ll accept what we can and move forward.
Be safe, take care of yourself, and remember to tell those you love that you love them. Everyone struggles at one time or another in life. Just know that you are not alone and tomorrow is another day and it just might be a lot better than you expect it to be.