Articles

136 – Sunday 16 May 2010 : pushing uphill

In family on May 16, 2010 by Gabor Tagged:

As you know, Sunday afternoons are spent with Caroline’s father.

This morning I was with Caroline in the University library, followed by a late breakfast in a pub in Portsmouth (no alcohol!)

Then over to my father-in-law’s.  We took him out for the longest walk yet.  This starts with a longish push up the hill.  I can always feel that hill in my legs, not just the going up: the descent gets my knees.  Once up the hill, it’s relatively easy on the flat, and today we went further than before.  I suppose that we did about 2 miles in all.

Tony really does enjoy these walks, and looks forward to them.  As soon as Caroline and I arrive he is getting out of bed and ready to be changed and put in the chair.

Today is the last time we saw Julian, who has been one of the carers for about 6 months.  Julian has been a great help, very calm but also quietly firm with Tony.  We have been introduced to Chris, who arrived about 2 weeks ago.  The second helper arrives this week.  A younger man, a Hungarian, no less.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: