Hope you are well.
This morning I woke up at 3 feeling seriously ill. Vomiting every 3 hours, shivering and having really powerful dizziness. Going from my bedroom to my bathroom took some doing and I was terrified I would have a nasty fall.
This made me think about the realities of living alone without a loving partner to support you. Andrew would have looked after me so well.
It is terrifying!
Love to all,
Dear Sonia. I hope you are feeling a bit better this morning as you say about the reality of living alone I live by myself only my dog for company and have CMT which makes it difficult to walk I worry about what would happen to me if I was to be taken ill or had a fall it is frightening . Take care hope you feel better soon. Xx
I do hope you feel better soon. I understand the fear of being ill and alone. I am asthmatic and I worry about a bad attack whilst on my own. My dear husband was always so attentive, best wishes,
It is such a worry taking ill while on your own. Hope you are feeling better soon xx
Dear all, yes I can relate to the worried about feeling ill and on your own. I find going for blood tests awful as I don’t like needles. Yesterday I went for one and couldn’t find a parking space easily so by the time I got into hospital my heart was pounding and now having to wait and find out results. Pete would have dropped me off and picked me up and then home and he would have made me a cuppa.
All the things I took for granted!! But we just looked after one another and I miss the caring and love as we all do.
Love Jenny x
I hope you feeling a bit better, I have vertigo so I know how frightening it is when the world spins and you trying to get to the bathroom.
I’m at home with covid for the second time, had a bit of a meltdown on Sunday. It is worrying to be unwell when your on your own. It crossed my mind if I am really unwell or even die how long would it be before someone notices.
I never used to worry before when Doug was with me, as he would have looked after me like I did for him the last few years.
Love Debbie x
I have an alarm which calls a central hub which has a list of people to call if I press the alarm. It’s activated by a pendant button which hangs permanently around my neck. Of course I have to be conscious to press it, but it covers many things like falls, most strokes, feeling really ill. etc
Firstly they contact a nominated neighbour to come and check on me, then the emergency services if that doesnt resolve it,
I have a pendant too, we got it for Doug and the house where we live is connected to a life line, with both our children as emergency contacts.
But it’s if your unable to press it as you mentioned, and as I usually chain the door, it’s if they can get in.
One good thing is if I don’t comment on the family chat group for a day then one of our children rings to see if I’m okay.
Chaining the door is an issue, but I think a big boot will overcome that in an emergency.
I also have a key safe outside the door, and the hub will give the key code to the neighbours or ambulance to get in. I forgot to mention if I’ve (say) broken my leg, and within shouting distance of the control box, I can talk to the people on the hub.
Nothing is perfect, is it Debbie, but it’s the best I’ve come up with.
I’ve just had a very silly thought, as I’m prone to! Do you remember Skippy, the bush kangaroo? in an emergency, he used to run off and fetch someone (they understood what he said, surprisingly ) I’ll get a kangaroo, because I’ve no faith in my dogs to do that. I’d need a bigger dog flap!!!
I’m sorry to hear you have a broken leg, hope you are managing okay.
Yes I do remember Skippy, he was one intelligent kangaroo.
I have a key box too, but I don’t use it as both my children have keys.
I do have a cat flap, bit of a squeeze to get though. X
I haven’t actually broken my leg Debbie, it was a metaphorical leg.LOL. Sadly I now have the Skippy theme tune going round and round in my head. Why should I be the only one to suffer!!!
🤦silly me, well be careful don’t break anything.
Thanks for the Skippy tune
I too have covid I came over to Paris to my son’s and tested positive after being here 3 days. I am so glad I 'm not at home on my own with it but it has really raised my anxiety levels about being ill and on my own. I have thought about an alarm system but dismissed it but this experiance has brought it home as to how vulnerable I now feel so will look into getting one put into place once I get home later this week.
I know the feeling of having blood test I hate needles. I buy cream fm the chemist called emla . You don’t feel the needle at all.
I know what everyone means about not having anyone to look after us if we are unwell. I have a friend who has an arrangement that she texts her neighbour every morning, just a quick text saying ‘Hi, I’m fine, hope you are too?’ That way both of them are looking out for each other, just in case. Xxxxx
That’s a good idea @Nell2
I hope you okay @Shirleymc.
I’m supposed to go back to work tomorrow because it’s past the fifth day. But I’m still showing positive with no sign of the line fading. So not going back until next week, I still have cold like symptoms and no energy, just can’t face it.
I know once I’m back in its full on, none stop.
I think I’m more upset about having to cancel an hospital appointment I’ve already waited three months for, now they can’t see me for another three months until January.
I’m so fed up.
Hope you feel better soon.
Debbie X X
Bless you . Xx I tested again on day 6 and was still positive I could in line with French law come out of isolation on day 7 but decided I would stay in my room, particularly as my son tested positive as well and I didn’t want to risk my daughter in law and granddaughter getting it too. I am still coughing up mucus but my head hhas cleared and I’ve had no other symptoms f for the last 3 days. Tomorrow is day 10 so will come out anyway. . Hopefully they might bring yyour hospital appt forward given the circumstances why you had to cancel. Covid has a lot to answer for. Take care and get well soon xx
You get well soon too, It will be day ten on Monday, that’s the day I will go back to work.
hi tykey thank you for posting your thoughts
i was having a very bad day . I was depressed and tired out and missing my dad and i read your comments about Skippy and have been laughing for the rest of the day
Million blessings to you