Hi Lyn, Hope you are OK I can't begin to understand how you manage from day to day with your illness. You can't be thinking of caring for your Dad on your own when things get bad? I know I'm very lucky with good health. In fact I had a surprise in the past few days. about 7 or 8 years ago I hurt my back so bad I was referred to a surgeon when the muscles of one leg started to waste. Everyone waits for an operation here while waiting I decided to work on my back and leg with exercises. Result: surgeon decided against operating and opted for me to have a spinal injection. Another wait, when it was due I was asked where's the pain? it had gone, I'm told, no point in having an injection. It's like giving you paracetmol when you don't have a headache. I have kept up the daily exersises and in the past few days the clicking in my back as I walk up stairs, has vanished after all these years. I have been reflecting on Jean's Alzheimer's of late. All the upset and pain I went through over the early stages, with the hospitals, nursing home, and selling my dream home, it's not unlike my start in life. Out of it came a successful family like, at sport and work. Now the second storm has passed and I'm enjoying the calm of caring for Jean.
May your God go with you. Padraig