Sunday, September 27, 2020

SUNDAY IN COFFS

 Well, here I am again at 4 am-ish.

This would appear to be my new 'normal' for now.

It's too early to know how today will pan out.  I have no plans as such.  I might get a walk in first thing before breakfast. The temperature is just perfect, added to the fact that all the trees keep the sun off me.  It's just lovely.

We are expecting a visit from the Palliative Care Nurse at some point today.  They have been just FANTASTIC!  I cannot get over how caring and helpful they are.

They will come out and help us at the drop of a hat!  Nothing is too much bother.  And they don't just 'care' for Mum, they are watching out for us too.

I was incredibly grateful that they could come out and help us yesterday, when we got ourselves into a bit of bother.

I'm really looking forward to Monday, when we get a hospital bed delivered.  Gosh that is going to make life so much easier.  One more day of managing with Mum in a double bed.  The bending over, trying to re-position Mum is a bit of a strain on an already sore back.

ABOVE:  You are gunna get sick to death of seeing photos of friggin trees/flowers/foliage and the like ..... BUT TOUGH TITS.  It's all I have for now.

Once I can get out and about a bit more (once Mum is more stable), I might add ocean views into the mix!  HOW EXCITED ARE YOU for that prospect eh! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜

But for now... right now, I think I will roll over and TRY to get just a little bit more sleep.  Even if I just doze on and off.

ONWARD...

Mum had a very restless night, mostly just delirious and confused... but she comes right over the course of the day.  We are not too concerned about that, as long as we keep her pain free.

Because of her condition this morning, I've not had a walk.  I might get one later on or even this evening when it cools down again.

I'm happy to say I am feeling much better with pain killers on board, and with my diet under control again; my blood sugar levels have evened out and I'm not feeling so ill now. 

Top of the world in fact. 

I might even try to get to the shops today if there's a window of opportunity.  I keep adding to the list of things I need... like hair remover!  lol

I'm wearing shorts all day now, and hairy legs ain't a good look!

It has been a surreal morning ... I'm sitting in the most gorgeous bush setting, overlooking Coffs Harbour and the Tasman Sea.  And I can sit and eat my breakfast while watching whales frolicking in the sea!

ABOVE: I don't know if you can see it well... but on the left side of the photo, in the water is a white dash.  That's a whale breaching!

I'm sitting here with binoculars watching them.  It so neat!

3.13 pm:  I've been having some special moments with Mum this afternoon.

She's been totally switched on and awake, so we got some things ticked off her list.  It was lovely to listen to stories about where things came from, who gave them to her and Dad and so on.

She's now asleep again, and I can sit outside with Ron in the fresh air and sunshine for a while.

7.10 pm:  well... after a sound nap this afternoon, Mum woke to have a good dinner, a quick chat and now she's off to sleep for the night.

I will stay up for a couple more hours, then head off to bed myself.  It's been a very good day.

22 comments:

  1. I love the foliage pics, an ocean would be fabulous as well. Or some breaching whales! How cool is that?

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  2. Anonymous9:35 AM

    The nurses sound amazing. Obviously they love their job and really care about everyone involved. I am often thinking about you Chris. Glad you've got good weather compared to the Antartic blast we're in for. -2 predicted for Tuesday! My love to you all. Karen J

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  3. So sorry for all that you and your family, especially you Mother, are going through. You are in my thoughts every day, so chin up and cherish to moments you have each day with your Mum. Cheers from Canada. Love seeing all of your pictures, so different than what we have here, Autumn is bringing so beautiful colours to the trees at the present time. Hugs

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  4. Morning Mum, Garndma and Ron. Hope you are having a netter day today, today we have rain and wind...supposed to be a big storm coming..

    Love you all.. Kelly๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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  5. Anonymous12:19 PM

    The scenery is just gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜ the arrival of the bed tomorrow will definitely be a huge help for you all. Like Kelly said a storm is brewing for most of the country we've had stacks for rain and wind now brilliant sunshine ๐ŸŒž hugs to you all and my thoughts are with you George's Mum

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  6. I'm so glad everything is going better today. It's really hard to see a loved one so ill but being there and helping is the very best thing you can do.

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  7. good morning, I'm looking forward to all the garden pix and scenery. Thinking of you.... yes, getting some exercise in will be good for both mind and body xxxxxx (If only I could take my own advice!!) lolololol

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  8. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Wow is that view from your mums house. Kj

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  9. That view is stunning! I hope that you are all having a good afternoon.

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  10. A whale! A whale! That is amazing. It must be HUGE to be able to see it from that far away!

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  11. Palliative care people are very special.
    Those views are just gorgeous.

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  12. Beautiful views glad you’re feeling a little better hope the old moo has a better night tonight it is a lovely scenic spot hope you and Ron and your mum all have a good daya
    Blondiex

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  13. Kiwionholidays6:28 PM

    Fabulous that special time Chris ๐Ÿ’
    Funny to think NZ 3 hrs diff now but this time next week,, Australia changes so then back to 2 hr
    Diff again

    Take care
    Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

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  14. Kiwionholidays6:30 PM

    Ps spotted the whale straight away ,
    What a stunning view

    Relax and enjoy with
    Mum and Ron
    Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

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  15. Kiwionholidays6:46 PM

    Fabulous that special time Chris ๐Ÿ’
    Funny to think NZ 3 hrs diff now but this time next week,, Australia changes so then back to 2 hr
    Diff again

    Take care
    Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

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  16. Anonymous6:53 PM

    It sounds a very special afternoon with your mum. I hope sitting in the fresh air with Ron was restorative for you both and that you can all enjoy a gentle and peaceful evening together.
    Emily

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  17. Keep building and making memories, jot things down to remember xx thinking of you xx

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  18. I am so thrilled that you are getting to spend this special time with Mum and being able to support Ron. A really good news story among the doom and gloom of bloody covid.

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  19. Take care of you too Chris! The whales are beauitful ain't they. I was lucky enough to see some whilst i was out in my jetski. One of my fav days ever.

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  20. Good Morning! Now, go back to sleep. It's too early.

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  21. Beautiful views, spotted the whale. If you have a moment write down some of the stories she is telling you, I regret doing this with my Mum, they are soon forgotten amid all of the turmoil of the day. Hugs XXX

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  22. Yeah for good days!

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