Friday, 9 April 2010

An Update

I have to thank all of you who left such caring comments about my poor mum's fall, two weeks' ago. She is definitely on the mend, although obviously still in a certain amount of pain. The painkillers she was on - codeine - eventually gave her a muzzy head and hallucinations. She is off those now and her head is clear at last. I stayed with her for a week and then came back home to sleep and now just pop in two or three times each day. Today she had dressed, was feeling and looking more like her old self. Of course she is afraid she may fall again as she doesn't know why she fell in the first place. Obviously this is a concern but she does have an alert cord in each room as well as one to wear on her person. We will just have to take it a day at a time.

The weather today was absolutely beautiful. Sunny and warm all day, so very pleasant. After I had been to see my mum I met a friend for lunch and then, later, walked to see another friend with her birthay card for tomorrow. When I returned home the tide was high and there was a yacht tacking back and forth in full view of our windows. I opened our balcony and just let the sun and warmth stream in. Wonderful.

Tomorrow is my birthday also and at 66 I am one year older than my friend. OH is taking me out, possibly to the Quantock Hills, for lunch and we are going to a charity "do" in the evening. So it will be "best bib and tucker" time.

9 comments:

Deb said...

so glad your Mom is on the mends...Happy Birthday...hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Monalisa said...

Happy Birthday...

Gill - That British Woman said...

A happy birthdaay to you for tomorrow, although at the time I am writing this, it is already tomorrow...LOL

Enjoy your day,

Gill in Canada

Mara said...

Your place sounds just glorious!

Happy birthday for tomorrow. Enjoy your time out with your man.

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a lovely day.
And I'm glad you mum's on the mend. XX

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, Happy Birthday Anne, hope you had a good one.

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday.
Glad to hear you mom is doing better, I hope she continues to improve. It sounds like spring has arrived in your area.

Denise said...

Happy Birthday again and I'm happy to hear about your Mum too Anne. I know it has to have been a very stressful time for you all. I remember the days of codeine when you could get them over the counter at the chemists. It was the only thing that would get rid of my mum's migraine's.

Mary said...

Glad your mom is doing OK. I'm late with birthday wishes, but hope you had a fantastic day and that your coming year is a blessing from start to finish!