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July 31, 2019 Susan Elkin

His own domain?

He’s coming home. Eventually. The plan is to discharge My Loved One to me now that he’s “stable” and we have, according...

July 24, 2019 Susan Elkin

Hospital as a way of life

In the bed next to My Loved One, in the peaceful Lewisham Hospital top floor ward overlooking leafy Ladywell Fields, is a...

July 17, 2019 Susan Elkin

Hospital birthday

He was 73 when he went into hospital and now, two weeks on, he is 74.  Not a great age by 21st...

July 10, 2019 Susan Elkin

Hospital

Well our life has suddenly changed gear and I have no idea whether it’s temporary, or in any sense, permanent. My Loved...

July 5, 2019 Susan Elkin

Bedding down

My Loved One can no longer manage the stairs. In fact trying to climb them, whoever is behind him helping, has become...

July 3, 2019 Susan Elkin

The eyes have it

When I’m trying to assess – or get my head round – the helter-skelter speed of My Loved One’s decline, few things...

June 26, 2019 Susan Elkin

Beyond help?

This is not a cri de coeur. It’s an observation. I am wryly (grimly) amused to discover over the last week or...

June 19, 2019 Susan Elkin

Carry On Snoring

Many women despair over snoring husbands. It leads to anguish, anger and separate bedrooms. Not me. The excellent news is that My...

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