13 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 5-19-18

  1. I don’t know what it is. Bed’s the same. Bedmate’s the same. everything is the same. But I don’t think I have had what I would call a good night’s sleep since I left H’ville. I lay there thinking things. Not dreams, but like dreams in that I don’t control the thoughts. i.e. I can’t decide to think or not think. They just come to mind. Random, not serious thoughts. Sometimes, I get a song in my head.
    I may be losing it.

    Elvera is getting better. That’s good. But not entirely. Now, she can get up and ramble around before I notice that she’s up. She isn’t supposed to do that.
    I have to watch closely.

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  2. Chas – I seem to remember hearing about some kind of mat you can keep by her bedside that lets off some kind of sound or alarm when stepped on.

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  3. You certainly are living with stress, Chas. Caregiving is never easy, no matter how much we love those for whom we are caregiving.

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  4. I agree, it’s stress. You can’t fully fall asleep because you have to be aware of what’s going on at all times.

    Wondering if maybe an overnight (awake) caregiver might be of help — and maybe even covered by Medicare?

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  5. Re: My 9:33
    I went to bed about 9:00 last night. I started thinking about the fact that I haven’t had a chance to totally relax for months. So? I got up about 10:00 and took a melatonin. I went to sleep and woke up about 6:30 to take her to the toilet. Now? She is in the big chair and I’m getting ready to fix breakfast.
    No! Having someone else come in to fix breakfast doesn’t do a thing. The mechanics of the thing isn’t the problem.
    We are going to SS, but not church today. Too much commotion going to the “big church” for now.

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  6. Chas – Having one of those mats might give you some peace of mind at night, so you can get some better rest. Praying for you!

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  7. No church for me this morning. We can’t leave valuables in our parking lot and my car is currently full of ‘valuables’ (to help ease the “leave now” order if/when it comes.

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  8. The mat wouldn’t help. She doesn’t get out of bed without me knowing about it. I know when she gets up.
    She can get out of the “big chair” and wander about.
    It isn’t a big problem, just one more thing I have to watch for.

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  9. We went to SS but not church. They were glad to see her back and it was good for her. We went to lunch. People are very helpful for someone with a walker. Very nice.

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