I know I have said this before. One day I might actually learn from it!!!
Today S went back into respite for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!!! We are having work done. I don't know if it's because there is a definite reason, I.e. The building work, but I felt totally different from the first respite, a couple of months ago! Last time, it was because I had crashed, wasn't doing anything properly,( I can talk the talk, but useless at walking the walk!!! ). It could have been because I had done it before, so that initial feeling had been got through. Personally, I think it was because, this was a well planned time out. I knew it was coming. Not that I had everything ready, was still packing this morning, while the builders were messing around.
So going back to my olde hobby horse, we (ME) all, need to take regular breaks, accept ALL the help we can. I know none of us do, including me! But oh, when you do, life suddenly becomes a lot more bearable. OK! I am tired, but been a busy girl today. Last time I couldn't speak or even try to be social able for the first couple of days. Now I am sat at my sisters, glass of wine in hand, feeling quite relaxed. Because this was a planned respite. I accept not many of you can do this, which breaks my heart. Those that can, make sure you are!!! If you haven't got this facility for long respites, please make sure you are accepting all the help on offer. Even from those that say, ring if you need anything. RING THEM!!!!
Whether we like it or not, none of us are Super person(!) This job is more than a one man band. There are people out there to help . USE THEM!!!!! If not for your sake, then your loved ones. We can't look after them, if we are exhausted!!!
Lots of love