View From My Window

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.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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8 Responses to View From My Window

  1. I am sorry for these bleak days. How frustrating for you both. Today holds promise and I hope is it a brighter day. Take care.

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  2. 67andgood says:

    I’m sorry about the bad day, I remember trying to give Dean as much control as possible but at some point, you know it’s just too much for them to handle.

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  3. mageb says:

    I too am sorry about your bad day. Perhaps you can get this doctor to see him on a video call. Those help me retain my sanity here.

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  4. Joanne Noragon says:

    I wish Robert were easier to deal with. How sad it’s making him.


    • tehachap says:

      So very true… I know it’s depression, but can’t do anything about it other than get him on an antidepressant but I don’t think he’d agree to take it. :/ He sleeps so much as it is and I think an antidepressant would only make him sleep even more. He went to bed at 7:30 p.m. last night and didn’t get up until 9:30 this morning–14 hours! He’s better today, so maybe that’s what it takes to keep him on an even keel.


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