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Thursday, 21 January 2021

I am still here...

hanging by a thread.

The thread is 

Audrey.

Audrey is now in a care home which she constantly calls rehab.  Every time she says it Amy Winehouse springs to mind.  Sadly she has lost the plot.

She FaceTimes me numerous times a day if only to say she can’t hear.

After my voice rises to levels a foghorn would be proud I fall back into my recliner only for another call to ping in.

Limbering up I stretch the vocal chords in readiness for me to forecast that there is fog on Dogger Bank.



18 comments:

  1. Audrey is well cared for, and that includes you.

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    1. I suppose so Joanne although I do feel pretty hopeless not being able to do more.

      LX

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  2. Lettice, I'm glad that Audrey is at a place she should be at this time... a little less worry for you! At least you can sleep at night knowing she is being taken care of.
    Take care,
    Big Hug.

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    1. Sorry I have tried to reply to everyone and been thwarted lots of times so here goes...

      She thinks she is on a course?

      Hugs

      LX

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  3. Rehab🙂 Maybe a sense of humour still lurks in the confusion. She sounds a great person.

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    1. Yup, we have had lots of laughs over the years...

      LX

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  4. Good to have you back, but I am sorry that you have such a worry about Audrey. Has she had her vaccine yet? I get mine tomorrow...can't wait!!

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    1. I haven’t got a clue about the vaccine, neither has she I think? I am hoping she has.

      LX

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  5. She may be right saying rehab as sometime people go into care home for rehabilitation to see if they can return home. Maybe the carers are telling her this at the moment.

    I can understand the face time calls. I gave my elderly relative a mobile phone whilst in hospital and nursing home, it was the worst thing I ever did as I was called continuously day and night. Eventually I was able to bring the phone home as they were phoning police to get them out of there!!

    So exhausting

    I must admit that I thought she had passed away as your were so long coming back after christmas

    regards

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    1. No she is still very much alive, not mentally though. The FaceTime calls have stopped, however an email to her POA was very lucid, asking about how long would she be expected to stay and would it affect her pension etc. Then I get a call where she openly says she doesn’t know what is going on, how worrying for her that must be?

      LX

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  6. I understand your frustration. THinking of you at this hard tiem.

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  7. Oh Lettice I'm so sorry this is the way things are going. Poor Audrey and poor you. You know you can't do more than you are and at some point you might have to ask the carers to curtail her calling you. Now that she is well cared for this could go on for a long time and your own health will surely suffer. Take care of yourself my friend. xx

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    1. I am feeling the strain MG, it is all so frustrating not being able to do anything. Even if I lived close by I would still be stuffed! She thinks she is going home, however it looks more and more unlikely. She has a knack of passing all mental agility tests with flying colours only for the wheels to come off the minute she gets home.

      LX

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  8. Sending you a big (((hug)))...not much else we can do

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    1. Thank you gz. How are you both coping in this strange world?

      LX

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  9. Ticking along..ebaying is taking too much time but bringing in money. Starting drawing again...working towards a new print...wishing we had someone else to do housework!! I could do with 48 hours a day.
    Pirate has another PSA check and other bloods to be taken on Monday...fingers crossed all will be well.....he has had his first Jag, mine is on Sunday

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    1. Himself had his today, mine tomorrow. Oh the joys of getting old. Tell pirate to get his peg leg checked for woodworm while he’s there. Wish him well.

      I try not to do housework, we all have no need as unexpected visitors won’t be knocking on the door anytime soon... a ruddy perfect excuse.

      LX

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