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.
1 week ago