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Spouse or Partner Caregiver Forum
Happy 58th Birthday to Dear Husband
Yesterday was DH's 58th Birthday. We made it a day long celebration, which was probably too long. DH stated he had a good time. He smiled big most of the day. DH danced with me again! Music really really gets him tapping his feet.
The day gave me a milestone to compare where we are now to where we were a year ago.
It’s hard not to look back over a year when you hit a milestone.
The list is a good one for tracking .
I’m glad your foot is healed .
Glad husband had a good day!
What happens with the chair? Is he sitting on the ends?
Happy birthday ! If I can say that.
It was my partner 52th birthday one month ago. I invited his colleagues. It was a nice evening. He was still able to participate. After that, he slept 18 hours the two next days. I try to continue to invite people, go out… we still can and it is summer, we absolutely must enjoy it.
We are Younger, but we are just one year after you. first symptoms summer 2017, sick leave April 2018, diagnosis May 2019.
Thank you all for the well wishes. The problem with sitting in chairs is that DH is unaware of the location of his body in relation to other things.
Dear Lady T,
I am so glad you both had a good day, though I know it was probably extra-tiring for you to make it so special. So young though. It just makes me sad/mad that there is not more and better help for PWD and those of us who love them. My birthday wish for your DH (and all of us) is, this will change in our lifetime. I know we all will have to work hard to make that a reality.
I was looking back today too...just found a birthday card from 7 years ago! My DH was always meticulous about picking just the right card and adding his special thoughts to it. Reading this one, I was so glad he had included the date because it confirmed my recollection that in 2014, my DH was showing zero signs of the AD that was lurking in our future.
I was not going to do anything special for his upcoming BDay since he is totally disoriented to time and place (and people) now. I am cousin, worker/helper, office worker, sister, wife, and even a guy (a couple of times). But you have given me something to think about. We have to celebrate what we can, when we can, while we can. So glad you two got to dance again! I agree, you are an amazing and inspirational caregiver. May you have many more special, enjoyable moments with your LO. Thank you for sharing your journey.