Thank goodness for Ambien. I called my Neurologist’s nurse yesterday and explained the situation with Daddy. She called in the prescription, and I had a good night’s sleep last night, for the first time in a week. Whew!! That felt good.
It will take me a few days to get over being so tired, I expect, but getting a good night’s sleep will make a world of difference in what I can accomplish without being totally exhausted. Maybe I can even get back to practicing my Tai Chi in Daddy’s living room. After going to all that trouble to learn it again, I sure don’t want to forget it. And it’s good for my balance and stamina, too.
I’ve been reading some articles lately that say Pilates is good for PWP (people with Parkinson’s), so that may be the next thing I look into. I haven’t been able to figure out from what I’ve read if these were specially modified Pilates classes or not. Of course, it would make a big difference if they were. Speaking of PWP, I’ve also found that Parkinson’s folks call themselves Parkies. Ain’t that cute? So I’m a PWP and a Parkie now.
One of the Hospice people tried unsuccessfully several times yesterday afternoon to call us from her cell phone. We live in the middle of nowhere, as far as cell coverage is concerned. “Can you hear me now” just won’t work out here. In fact, we had Verizon, and dropped it, because we couldn’t get it to work at all LOL. She never did come, and we never did get to talk to her, either.
I’m considering ordering DSL for here, so I don’t have to depend on my cell phone while I’m on the computer. Plus, for some reason, the program our church uses for editing our website just won’t let me FTP from here on dialup. It works fine at the house on DSL. I’m the church webmaster, and that has to be updated weekly.
As you may be able to tell, I’m in a pretty good mood today. It’s been over a week since he fell, and we’ve developed somewhat of a routine. Now that I know I will be able to sleep, I feel like we can handle whatever comes, between the two of us. We’ve had plenty of care giving experience, and we have Hospice for support. Our daughters and church family will help where they can, and we have our faith in God to hold us in the good and the bad times. What more could we ask.
Your prayers and kind thoughts are always appreciated, too. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!