Thank you for consistency; being there this morning when I didn’t know what to do.
Tru here. I think doubling my dementia medicine has been successful, allowing me additional reasoning abilities to have fantastic success on family history project during the weekend. But yesterday was a disaster, with our argument then multiple foot cramps during the night.
By this morning I was thoroughly exhausted and not thinking clearly at all!
I knew it was currently 7am and I had only managed to get about 2hours sleep from walking the floor with pain from foot cramps. I understood need to try for a little teeny bit more sleep before my 9:15 dental appointment but could not think clearly enough to know what to do about it.
So, despite the fact I knew he had been working on carpentry long into the night — I woke up my PARTNER. Yes; we are “partners” in the care for me.
No recriminations. There might have been some frustration for waking him from a sound sleep, but if so it didn’t show. I couldn’t even put together the words to ask what I needed, but just reminded him that he needed to drive me to an appointment at 9:15 but I had not been able to sleep. He asked what time it was. When I told him 7am he calmly replied “set your alarm for 8am”.
That was what I needed. Math story problems have been a huge problem for me lately and I simply could not figure out what the math problem was that I needed to do, then subtract the numbers in order to manage the time — I could do the rest and he did not try to do it for me. I set the alarm and slept an hour. Three hours sleep is a lot better than two (( smile )).
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