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My mum – from Schizophrenia to Dementia in 60 years

Let me start by saying I have not edited this post. It was enough to write it than to re-read it and make any corrections…

I want to share with you a little of my ongoing journey with my mum’s mental illness. Her and my dad’s 60th

mum and I Dec 2015 (a rare

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Self care is important

Life hasn’t been easy lately, but I have some very tough times ahead; they’ve actually begun already. So, I have made a self-care list to hopefully ensure I will look after myself during the processes, combat any loneliness that may occur, and can give my support to the people who need it, without drinking myself

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The D word ‘Dementia’ (Vascular) and mum

I popped in on mum and dad the other day. Mum, increasingly, thinks it’s a long time since she saw me. That makes me very sad. And, although she has always had lots of mood swings, her moods are changing much more differently now, as we also have a lot of tears in the mix

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The worst day of my life, thus far, in my forty one years – mum and vascular dementia

Yep, it’s another rhyming ditty/poem thing… 🙂

my echium pininanna

 

Six weeks today, my mum fell down the stairs

I thought this time, supporting her, was more than I could bear

But she came out of ICU, trauma ward, and now can walk

Even though she is slow, needs a Zimmer frame,

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Three weeks and four days… Mum and being positive, a poem

OK here goes another ditty, poem, rhyme; whatever you want to call it. Don’t expect a great poem, just a little story about the

My plants May 2015

last three weeks and four days…

 

Three weeks, four days, it has passed so fast

Made me feel unreal at times, like I was wearing

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I turn 40 in 4 weeks, mum likes to remind me, and my memoir ’39’ is 77p or 99 cents until my birthday and is semi finalist in Authors DB book cover contest!

So, I shall turn forty in four weeks – I can hardly believe it, it seems so much older than thirty something somehow! Every time I see my mum now she says “It’s your birthday next, you’ll be forty!” Yes mum, don’t I know it LOL, I wrote a book about being thirty nine and

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