Today is the second week that Tony has attended his Day Care and he loved it! He came back very tired as he had been playing cards. I was amazed that he was able to concentrate for long enough but he told me he won 3 times so I think that helped spur him on. He also joined in the relaxtion group which he said made him really sleepy. I am so pleased that he is enjoying it although he doesn't tell me much about it unless I ask. Having time to myself is lovely and today I went "me" shopping. It was good not having to worry about getting home quickly. I have had a little respite from the effect this horrid illness has had on our lives and although it's only 5 hours each week, I am so grateful to be able to switch off for a short while. Two friends who saw Tony after his first week, both commented how much more alert he seemed. I really feel it helped him as he had his own "news" to talk about.
The Marie Curie Day Centre that he attends is a lovely place and the staff are very attentive and caring. I consider both Tony and I are extremely fortunate to have this few hours respite and all my doubts that he would be OK without me have now gone.
I would say to anyone who has an opportunity to get just a few hours break, give it a go. You will feel so much better. It's certainly helped me.
Take care everyone.