I am failing, at the moment, to make any inroads into improving my sleep pattern. This has to be a high priority because if I continue with my current lack of sleep I will not be able to function adequately and risk becoming ill. It seems fairly obvious that the amount of outstanding business that whirls around in my head when I wake does not help at all.
I am hopeful that this morning’s early shift clearing of my in tray had dealt with some of the most important matters. There are still some things that need clearing up but nothing pressing – I hope!
Our Care Plan needs reviewing and contact from our Social worker yesterday is reassuring. I am optimistic that a Carer’s Assessment will help my aspirations to be ‘a man rather than a martyr’. An earlier blog made reference to my struggle to develop ‘me time’. There are lots of things I want to do, to have a life outside of dementia. I recognise there is a balance to be struck in all of this but the scales need to be tipped in my direction a little more.
I anticipate there are interesting times ahead and I hope this statement becomes more than a Chinese curse.