Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Things are moving much faster than I thought possible. I brought David home from the hospital last night. It was dark and I couldn't find the headlight switch on his car and we just got the last ferry home!

It was a great relief but this morning it is too evident that we are not out of the woods, more like stuck in the middle with no light switch at all!

It is remarkable how fast he is deteriorating....I am still praying this is a temporary blip but he is now very this morning I have to talk to someone about getting help....he is too big a man for me to dress!

There are so many tablets ( medication not google) that I'm working my way through the list trying to differentiate evening from night! Etc.

He is glad to be home and I am relieved not to be driving in and out of Truro every day but our world has changed...and we have to adjust to it.

I don't want to think about showering, shaving etc.. but I am just putting off the inevitable....I need help....


  1. Praying that you are able to get the help you need.

  2. I'm so sorry you are at this stage with David. I imagine that as a priest you will be aware of the help that is available, so I hesitate to make any suggestions, only that if you feel overwhelmed, there are designated people in the hospital who talk you through the resources that are available to you.
    I'm sure I'm not telling you anything you don't know, but please do ask for help asap.
    John was 6'4" and 15 stone and there was no way I could manhandle him so have been there.
    I too pray this is only a blip.
    Bless you bothX

  3. Many thanks to both of you....Ray, I am sorry you have trodden this path already....but I value your insights even more now.....