We were visited 12 days ago by nurses from the local hospice. I had asked our doctor if she would ask for B to have some more visits to their day centre. The nurses took lots of notes and asked what respite I had. I don't have any now. They left saying that they would put Bs name on the day centre waiting list and my name on a VIP list. A nurse from Community Health Care came and after taking more notes, told me that I would get five hours respite care each week. I couldn't believe it! I had my first session on Friday and after spending half an hour familiarising the nurse with where things are etc. I went out for the bus, went into town and walked from one end to the other, looking at all the changes and enjoying the fresh air. I even managed to take in a church service in passing. I did pick up a bit of shopping, but not much, as I was determined not to put pressure on myself. I got back with fifteen minutes to spare, due to bus times, but boy, how I appreciated the break, the fresh air and the exercise!