16 May 2021

A Rough Month

My mother has been in hospital for the longest month ever since she was admitted on the 16th April having suffered a stroke 

The hardest and most frustrating part for both us as a family and mum, is the fact that nobody can visit her due to the Covid restrictions in place at the hospital

Boris has been my absolute rock during this difficult time, my anxiety is back big time trying to keep on top of everything as well as dealing with my own health issues and pain


The staff on the ward are amazing and keep us regularly updated as to what's going on, as well giving mum excellent care and keeping her busy with her physio 

My mother is working very hard at her physio and there has been some improvement in movement and feeling on the affected side

But it doesn't stop it from being really lonely for mum and upsetting for us at not being able to see her at this difficult time

There's still no mention of when she'll be fit enough to come home yet, in the grand scheme of things I know she's in the best place, but it doesn't make it any easier knowing that

Because of having to shield over lockdown, the first time I saw mum in over a year was the day she had her stroke when I was allowed to visit her briefly for an hour at Frimley Park Hospital, she didn't look her best that day

After a couple of days mum was transferred to the Royal Surrey which is much nearer to us, it makes things a lot easier when doing my weekly drop off of clean clothes and anything else mum requires than going all the way to Frimley, but it's horrible knowing we're so close to her but yet so far because we can't visit

Every single one of us have had to make sacrifices this past year because of Covid, but it doesn't stop me feeling like I've been a really sh!tty daughter, keeping myself and my parents safe because of my need to shield and not seeing them weighs heavily. Both my parents have aged considerably over the last year and I've missed them so much

How I wish I'd done things differently now

Dawn
xxx
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16 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear it's been a horrible month, hoping things improve

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thank you, things are getting there and the staff are happy with mums progress xxx

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  2. You're lucky to have your furry family member through this bad time.

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    1. Thank you, he's such a massive part of my life and totally given me back my independence since I was medically retired x

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  3. I am so sorry you and your mum are walking this road. Sending love.

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  4. What sad news. I'm so sorry. A stroke is a terrible thing and it's worse during this pandemic! Don't loose heart!

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    1. Thank you, we heard today that there's now some movement in mums leg which is fantastic news

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  5. I am so sorry about your mum. Sending love and hugs. What a worrying time for you. I hope things are better soon x

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    1. Thank you so much Kim it's super stressful although we heard today that her mobility has improved a lot with more movement in her leg at last x

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  6. I am so sorry to hear that. Glad that you have Boris, they are the best company during these times. Stay strong. Sending you lots of warm hugs.

    -Soma

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    1. Many thanks Soma, Boris has been my rock throughout, not sure I could have coped without him x

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  7. Sorry to hear about your difficult month, I bet it is a blessing you have your furry friends for companship x #mysundayphoto

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  8. So sorry to read this. It must be so hard for all of you, especially after not seeing her for so long with shielding. I really hope you can be reunited soon. x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, it's been tough but thankfully she is improving according to the Doctors updates xxx

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