Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Friday, 4 December 2009

Just a quickie update... in case you were wonderin'!

Hullo!!

Well, did I speak too soon??? !!!!!!!

I was to be going home Sunday but mum had a set back, so I'm in Kent still. Another mini-stroke. Not as bad as the last time- thank goodness we were there, and that it didn't happen after we'd gone home. Only one night in hospital this time. Boy, were we scared. We just couldn't believe it...

They have tweaked her med's. As well as things to thin the blood a little to prevent clots, she is now on sodium valproate in case these are actually seizures- this is an anti-epilepsy drug. It's also used as a mood stabilizer- I have been offerred it in the past re my bi-polar- so I am hoping it will also help her apparent depression and the bad anxiety she seems to get from time to time.

She is low from time to time, especially over the number of med's she is on. I told her, don't be depressed about having to take all these- the time to be down is if you have to take all these but you also have to pay for them, and find you can't, and then you have to decide which ones to leave out...

Luvbug put an offer in on the bungalow the other day, and as far as I know it's been accepted.... good news... perhaps nbow she can see in her mind where she is moving to, she can relax a little??? She says she doesn't like to look forward to it in case it doesn't happen.

I'm in a library using their computer at the mo, and Luvbug is bringing the laptop down tomorrow so I'll be able to get online again.

I haven't been able to send any cards or presents out- all at home in Colchester!!! so, my friends, and especially those abroad, you'll probably get your card from me in the new year at this rate :)

9 comments:

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum Helena. Look after yourself and I do hope she is much more stable soon. xx

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad you were there with her this time. We are purring that she is better ans her place sells soon so she can move closer to you!

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no so sorry that your mum had a setback, but thank goodness you were with her. I hope she recovers quickly. Lets hope you get her nearer to you soon.. Hugs Carol GJ x

Sandi McBride said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum, but with you looking out for her interests and all the prayers...things will work out the way they should...Happy Christmas!
Sandi

Feronia said...

Very sorry to hear about your Mum, Helena. You are doing a wonderful job of caring for her. Take care and hugs to you all x

CherryPie said...

I am sorry to hear that, I hope she is feeling much better soon xx

Sandy Kessler said...

Prayers for Granny and all sandy

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending love and hugs to you all.
Lynda

Helena said...

THanks for all your messages :)