One Day at a Time

About a week ago, I had a meltdown. A water leak triggered it. I’ve learned recently that forgetting words is a symptom of caregiver stress, anxiety and depression. I have medication now.

Hubby had a rough day yesterday. The temperature was higher so he was very weak. The barometric pressure changed with the incoming storm.

Last night he didn’t get enough of himself on the bed and slid to the floor. He crawled to where he had more space but we determined we needed help to get him into the bed safely. I called 911 for a lift assist. A very tall officer arrived and another shorter one followed soon thereafter.

They got him into bed. I thanked them. Hubby suggested we move the bed soon to allow him more room in case this occurs again. He’s fine today. Thank God.

Another blessing is we should have a new bathroom before Christmas. It could be sooner. Hubby saw the samples today and finalized other details.

I need to breathe and take one day at a time. Multiple Sclerosis is horrible. Caregiver burnout is real. Reach out whether you are the patient or the caregiver. It’s important and you matter.

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