I have just now returned home after dropping my wife off for a weekend of respite care. This is is the first time we have had this offered to us by the people at Banksia Day Centre. It has all been a bit of a rush getting organised as we only received the offer on Tuesday of this week. My wife had a doctors appointment on Wednesday and he changed one of her medications. The doctor had to fill in an official medications chart, then I had to get her medications, as required by Banksia, put into a Webster pack which was ready by this morning. Hopefully it will be an enjoyable experience for her. In the meantime, after I have done the laundry, I shall relax, play some soothing music, read a book, enjoy a nice piece of steak (medium rare) and a glass or two of red wine for my dinner tonight and hope that there are no phone calls from Banksia. Over and out, but I’ll be back next week.
PS There have now been 520 hits on this blog which was first published in June 2012. I hope whoever is reading it will get some feeling for what goes in this caring role. I also hope that those of you are not carers might be better prepared for the time when you too need to step into a role you are not trained for and have no idea of what is ahead for you.