Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Another Quick Update!

I look into blogworld so infrequently now that I find it a bit difficult to negotiate my way around (or is it just my age - 70 earlier this year)!

At the time of writing it is 1.20 am.  I have got into a silly habit (not every night) of going to bed, and then sleep, at the usual time and waking about half a hour later feeling completely refreshed.  So tonight I thought instead of reading or playing games on my kindle, I would use the time to see what is happening to my blogging friends and acquaintances.  I am amazed to see how many, like me, have "fallen by the wayside", but I have looked up a few old friends and left a comment. 

A quick update on what has been happening to me and mine.

Husband Bob who suffered an unexpected heart attack in January has been signed off from the hospital.  He just has to "keep taking the tablets" and see his GP if anything else occurs.  He is keeping very well, staying sensible and pacing himself.  We had 3 of our grandchildren (aged 10, 11 and 14) to stay for a few days last week and he was brilliant.

As far as my mum is concerned - well that is a bit of a story!  On her 92nd birthday in early March I felt that she possibly wouldn't see another birthday.  She was sleepy and uncommunicative most of the time, wouldn't do anything or go anywhere.  I asked the staff at her residential home to mention this to her GP.  He is not a new doctor just new to the home as the previous one (who I never really rated very highly) had retired.  So the doctor said to reduce the dosage of the antidepressant that Mum had been on for about 3 years and I noticed the difference within a few days.  I've got my mum back, it's like she has woken up.  So now she enjoys going out in the wheelchair and in particular going onto the sea front and having an ice-cream.  There are other age issues but as I say she is 92 and most of them are to be expected. 

As for myself, I keep very well and count my blessings every day.

See you again soon!


PixieMum said...

Like you I have noticed that some bloggers have trailed off, sometimes I consider stopping especially when I found difficulties adding photos to my blog after I stopped using lap top in favour of iPad.

Looking back through my old blogs I find they serve as as a diary and record for myself, a comfort when I wonder if many people read my ramblings.

I enjoy reading about the small domestic detail of bloggers, especially those in this country, it is a good substitute for the work place chatter that is missed after retirement.

ADDY said...

It's amazing what the side effects of a drug can do, or lack of vitamins. My 90-year-old mum has been feeling very tired and lethargic of late. I read an article that this can be caused by vitamin B12 deficiency, so am hoping a bottle full of B12 will help her. Glad you husband is recovering too.

Hildred said...

Well Anne how lovely to see you again and to read about what has been going on in your life since February.

Glad that your husband is doing well, = it is so good if you can keep them close! Husbands, that is, - I miss mine so dreadfully.

Don't be long away.....

Maggie May said...

I'm really pleased to hear how well your husband is getting on and to hear that your mum has had her drugs cut back. She sounds as though she was on far too much medication before.
Hopefully she will enjoy her life more now.
It is a pity that so many of the older bloggers have packed up shop.
Maggie x

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