Just had my first session of someone coming into shower S. They are so generous, I have the young girl, who sits with S on a Monday morning, coming in earlier to shower him. That the sole help I get!
Anyway, this morning, quarter of an hour before she arrived, S gets up. Even though i begged him to stay put! The the past year,at least, I have had to heave him out of bed and struggle to the bathroom. Never knows which foot to use, hands freeze etc., etc., this morning, anything was working fine. Slow, but not his normal routine. Jo arrived, while he was still on the loo, no get effort to get up, no near misses, with falling. Everything straight forward!!! I know I shouldn't be surprised, adrenaline must have kicked in. But how can I demand more help, when he has just shown that he can be showered with minimal help?
I know those of you who have carers, coming in, have all reported this type to behaviour, but it's so frustrating, especially after all the rows I had last week. Who is going to believe me now??????
Well, today, I am actually (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) taking some of my own advice. Feeling really grotty, with a cold, so am now going to use my precious four hours sitting service, in bed, hopefully fast asleep!!! I have got to get well for tomorrow, the Carers group I am going to at the moment are looking at Anger Management! As you all will no doubt agree, something I need desperately! I won't be able to go like this, too many carers there, with partners in the last part of the journey with Cancer. Although, one has a hubby with PSP!!!
Off to sleep
Lots of love